Preferred Networks operates as a software development company focused on applying real-time machine-learning technologies to new applications in the emerging field of the Internet of Things.

The company is also engaged in the research, development, and sales of computer software, hardware, and network aspects as well as solves problems in the areas of data analytics, edge-heavy computing, distributed intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, and computer vision activities.

Preferred Networks serves the retail, automobile, healthcare, advertising, life sciences, manufacturing, public safety, network security and optimization, and public transportation sectors.

TypePrivate
HQTokyo, JP
Founded2014
Size (employees)121 (est)+6%
Websitepreferred-networks.jp
Preferred Networks was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Tokyo, JP
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Preferred Networks Office Locations

Preferred Networks has offices in Tokyo and San Mateo
San Mateo,
655 520 S El Camino Real
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Preferred Networks Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2014

Preferred Networks total Funding

$116.7 m

Preferred Networks latest funding size

$4.40 m

Time since last funding

a year ago

Preferred Networks investors

Preferred Networks's latest funding round in December 2017 was reported to be $4.4 m. In total, Preferred Networks has raised $116.7 m
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Preferred Networks Blogs

Preferred Networks releases ChainerX, a C++ implementation of automatic differentiation of N-dimensional arrays, integrated into Chainer v6 (beta version) for higher computing performance

Dec. 3, 2018, Tokyo Japan – Preferred Networks, Inc. (“PFN”, Head Office: Tokyo, President & CEO: Toru Nishikawa) releases ChainerX, a C++ implementation of automatic differentiation of N-dimensional arrays for the Chainer™ v6 open source deep learning framework. Chainer v6 will run without the …

Preferred Networks releases the beta version of Optuna, an automatic hyperparameter optimization framework for machine learning, as open-source software

Dec. 3, 2018, Tokyo Japan – Preferred Networks, Inc. (“PFN”, Head Office: Tokyo, President & CEO: Toru Nishikawa) has released the beta version of Optuna™, an open-source automatic hyperparameter optimization framework. In deep learning and machine learning, it is essential to tune hyperparamete…

Optuna: An Automatic Hyperparameter Optimization Framework

Preferred Networks has released a beta version of an open-source, automatic hyperparameter optimization framework called Optuna. In this blog, we will introduce the motivation behind the development of Optuna as well as its features.     Website Documents Tutorials GitHub What is a hyperparameter? A…

Mitsui and Preferred Networks to Establish Joint Venture to Provide Biomedical/Healthcare Solutions, Including Cancer Diagnostic Service, Based on Deep Learning Technology

Nov. 15, 2018, Tokyo Japan – Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (“Mitsui”, Head Office: Tokyo, President and Chief Executive Officer: Tatsuo Yasunaga) and Preferred Networks, Inc. (“PFN”, Head Office: Tokyo, President & CEO: Toru Nishikawa) entered into an agreement on November 15, 2018 to establish a new j…

Preferred Networks and PFDeNA launch joint research project to develop a deep learning-based system to detect 14 types of cancers with a drop of blood

Aim to bring to market by 2021 to extend healthy life expectancy with early cancer detection Oct. 29, 2018, Tokyo Japan – Preferred Networks, Inc. and PFDeNA Inc. will start research and development to create a blood test system that utilizes deep learning technology to detect 14 types of cancers*1 …

Preferred Networks releases version 5 of both the open source deep learning framework, Chainer and the general-purpose array calculation library, CuPy.

Preferred Networks, Inc. (PFN, President and CEO: Toru Nishikawa) has released Chainer(TM) v5 and CuPy(TM) v5, major updates of PFN’s open source deep learning framework and general-purpose array calculation library, respectively. In this major upgrade after six months, Chainer has become easier to …
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Preferred Networks Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Preferred Networks founded?

    Preferred Networks was founded in 2014.

  • How many employees does Preferred Networks have?

    Preferred Networks has 121 employees.

  • Who are Preferred Networks competitors?

    Competitors of Preferred Networks include DxMinds Technologies , Verdigris Technologies and LINKETT.

  • Where are Preferred Networks offices?

    Preferred Networks has offices in Tokyo and San Mateo.

  • How many offices does Preferred Networks have?

    Preferred Networks has 2 offices.