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CloudFactory is a company providing an online work platform for data-intensive processes, which allows technology companies to add human-powered features to their software platforms. It offers data annotation, computer vision, natural language processing, data processing, and other services. The company caters to education, retail, transportation, agriculture, manufacturing, and other industries.

HQReading, GB
Employee Ratings3.9
Overall CultureB

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Employees (est.) (Apr 2021)2,366
Cybersecurity ratingDMore

Key People/Management at CloudFactory

Mark Sears

Mark Sears

Founder and CEO
Cary Smith

Cary Smith

Lisbi Abraham

Lisbi Abraham

Chief Delivery Officer
Manik Dhar

Manik Dhar

Chief Revenue Officer
Keisha McKenzie

Keisha McKenzie

Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer
Toby Bassford

Toby Bassford

VP, Talent and Culture
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CloudFactory Office Locations

CloudFactory has offices in Reading, Richmond, Durham, San Francisco and in 2 other locations
Reading, GB (HQ)
The Blade, Abbey Street
Richmond, GB
5 The Green
Nairobi, KE
Kathmandu, NP
Durham, NC, US
103 W Main St
San Francisco, CA, US
44 Montgomery, 44 Montgomery St, San Francisco
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CloudFactory Financials and Metrics

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CloudFactory total Funding

$76 m

CloudFactory latest funding size

$65 m

Time since last funding

a year ago

CloudFactory investors

CloudFactory's latest funding round in November 2019 was reported to be $65 m. In total, CloudFactory has raised $76 m
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CloudFactory Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
HumanoidMarch 06, 2013
SpeakerText IncOctober 01, 2012
Digitap LLCApril 04, 2011

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CloudFactory News and Updates

CloudFactory raises $65 million to prep and process data sets

Data annotation and prep startup CloudFactory has raised $65 million in a growth equity round led by FTV Capital, with participation from Weatherford.

CloudFactory Blogs

5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Fintech

Even though digital finance was already well-established before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the events of the past year have catalyzed a rapid transformation of the sector. The demand for online banking services continues to soar, with the adoption of artificial intelligence (…

The AI & Automation Must-Have: Humans-in-the-Loop

Despite advances in machine learning (ML), artificial intelligence (AI), and automation, there remains the need for human participation within the decisions and processes we seek to automate. In my recent blog series on exception processing, I noted that exceptions are so common that all…

3 Examples: Solving Automation and ML Exceptions with Humans in the Loop

We started this series discussing how the quest for a perfect model on the first try often results in delays and frustration. Instead, a better approach is to identify specific business problems or decisions that need to be made, define what a “better” outcome would be if automation or m…

From Data Collection to Adoption: How Humans Help Medical AI Come to Life

Artificial intelligence (AI) seeks to mimic human cognitive functions at machine speed, rather than relying on preprogrammed behaviors alone. The rapid pace of development in the AI sector, empowered by massive funding by investors, is set to revolutionize healthcare and many other indus…

6 Ways Medical AI is Transforming Healthcare

The evolution of healthcare is one of the greatest success stories of modern times. But, as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the rising threat of antibiotic-resistant drugs have shown, there is always room for improvement. As life expectancies increase, healthcare services face const…

Should You Outsource Data Labeling for NLP?

The complexities and nuances of language have long been one of the biggest barriers to developing systems that can interpret written or spoken language. We’ve all experienced the frustrations of speaking to a voice assistant that misdirects our call or trying to get customer support from…
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CloudFactory Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was CloudFactory founded?

    CloudFactory was founded in 2010.

  • Who are CloudFactory key executives?

    CloudFactory's key executives are Mark Sears, Cary Smith and Lisbi Abraham.

  • How many employees does CloudFactory have?

    CloudFactory has 2,366 employees.

  • Who are CloudFactory competitors?

    Competitors of CloudFactory include Scale AI, Appen and Alegion.

  • Where is CloudFactory headquarters?

    CloudFactory headquarters is located at The Blade, Abbey Street, Reading.

  • Where are CloudFactory offices?

    CloudFactory has offices in Reading, Richmond, Durham, San Francisco and in 2 other locations.

  • How many offices does CloudFactory have?

    CloudFactory has 6 offices.