Dessa is a company aiming to provide machine learning practitioners with tools that make it possible to stretch the limits of what can be achieved with the technology. With its products, it solves some of the field’s biggest technical challenges, including reproducibility and model maintenance.

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Parent CompanySquare
HQToronto, CA
Cybersecurity ratingAMore
Dessa was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Toronto, CA

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Key People/Management at Dessa

Stephen Piron

Stephen Piron

Ragavan Thurairatnam

Ragavan Thurairatnam

Vincent Wong

Vincent Wong

Eric Lee

Eric Lee

Matthew Killi

Matthew Killi

Head of Machine Learning Development
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Dessa Office Locations

Dessa has offices in Toronto and New York
Toronto, CA (HQ)
129 Spadina Ave #600
New York, NY, US
335 Madison Ave
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Dessa Financials and Metrics

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$9 m


In total, Dessa had raised $9 m. Dessa is a subsidiary of Square

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Dessa Blogs

Open Sourcing Atlas

Self-Hosted Tools For Applied Deep Learning DevelopmentJust a month after joining Square, we’re excited to announce the open source launch of Atlas, our platform for developing applied deep learning projects.In Atlas’ GUI, you can view artifacts like images and sound files easily for all the experim…

A New Adventure Begins at Dessa

Today we’re excited to announce that Dessa is being acquired by Square! We’ll continue to operate under the Dessa brand, keep our headquarters in Toronto, and be open to collaborations with other organizations or companies. You can read more about it in a blog post from Square, and in a letter from …

Towards Deepfake Detection That Actually Works

Authors: Rayhane Mama & Sam ShiRead a story featuring our work on deepfake detection by Cade Metz in The New York Times.Before we start: The codebase and data we present in this article can be found in our open source Github repository for anyone to replicate and build on. What appears below is …

We Just Created The Deepest Deepfake Yet. Here’s Why.

Raising Awareness About The Growing Risks of Synthetic MediaIf you think this is an image of Joe Rogan, think again. It’s actually a frame from a hyper-realistic deepfake we created, overlaid with an AI facsimile of his voice. Learn more after the jump.TL;DR: We’re raising public awareness about the…

Atlas 2.0 Is Now LIVE On Product Hunt!

Foundations Atlas 2.0 Is Now LIVE, & Also On Product Hunt! 😻Create Your Next Great ML Model With Version 2.0 of Foundations Atlas—It’s Free!Check out Product Hunt to see the full write-up on how Atlas helps teams accomplish more with ML.Today’s an exciting day! We’re introducing version 2.0 of …

Using Foundations Atlas with Spark to create an end-to-end big data machine learning development…

Using Atlas with Spark to create an end-to-end data & machine learning development pipelineSpark & Atlas: a match made in machine learning heaven.The following article presents an overview of a workflow that uses Spark for data processing, followed by ingesting that data in Atlas jobs to tra…
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Dessa Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Dessa founded?

    Dessa was founded in 2016.

  • Who are Dessa key executives?

    Dessa's key executives are Stephen Piron, Ragavan Thurairatnam and Vincent Wong.

  • How many employees does Dessa have?

    Dessa has 22 employees.

  • Who are Dessa competitors?

    Competitors of Dessa include quantilope, Symphony Ayasdi and Avaamo.

  • Where is Dessa headquarters?

    Dessa headquarters is located at 129 Spadina Ave #600, Toronto.

  • Where are Dessa offices?

    Dessa has offices in Toronto and New York.

  • How many offices does Dessa have?

    Dessa has 2 offices.