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Skymind is the company behind Deeplearning4j, the only commercial-grade, open-source, distributed deep-learning library written for Java and Scala. Integrated with Hadoop and Spark, DL4J is specifically designed to run in business environments on distributed GPUs and CPUs. The Company offers state-of-the-art, flexible, scalable deep learning for industry. Deep learning is becoming an important tool set for natural-language processing, computer vision, database predictions, pattern recognition, image/video processing and fraud detection.
The Skymind Intelligence Layer is an open-source enterprise distribution. It contains all of the necessary open-source components and proprietary vendor integrations to build production-grade deep learning solutions. Its core responsibility is to be a deep learning operating system for on-premise and cloud deployments.
HQSan Francisco, US

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Employees (est.) (Nov 2019)45(+5%)

Key People/Management at Skymind

Chris Nicholson

Chris Nicholson

Adam Gibson

Adam Gibson

Natalie Cleaver

Natalie Cleaver

Head of Business Operations
V. Kokorin

V. Kokorin

Deep Learning Engineer
Alex Black

Alex Black

Deep Learning Engineer
Susan Eraly

Susan Eraly

Deep Learning Engineer
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Skymind Office Locations

Skymind has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, US (HQ)
1328 Mission St, San Francisco
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Skymind Financials and Metrics

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Skymind total Funding

$17.8 m

Skymind latest funding size

$11.50 m

Time since last funding

8 months ago

Skymind investors

Skymind's latest funding round in March 2019 was reported to be $11.5 m. In total, Skymind has raised $17.8 m
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Skymind News and Updates

Hot AI software startup Skymind used this pitch deck to raise $11.5 million

Skymind just closed an $11.5 million Series A funding round. The San Francisco-based company offers a set of software that helps companies build artificial intelligence systems. It plans to use the new funds to build out its sales team. The pitch deck it used to raise the new money is below. Arti…

Skymind reels in $11.5M for its deep learning platform

Skymind Inc., a deep learning startup with big-name users such as NASA and Ford Motor Co., today announced it has raised $11.5 million in funding to expand internationally. The financing came from a group of investors that included ServiceNow Inc. and Sumitomo Corp., one of the largest industrial c…

Skymind raises $11.5M to bring deep learning to more enterprises

Skymind, a Y Combinator-incubated AI platform that aims to make deep learning more accessible to enterprises, today announced that it has raised an $11.5 million Series A round led by TransLink Capital, with participation from ServiceNow, Sumitomo’s Presidio Ventures, UpHonest Capital and GovTech Fu…

Skymind Blogs

AI in Manufacturing

Introduction In 2015, renowned engineer and economist Klaus Schwab wrote that “we stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another.” The era to which he was referring is Industry 4.0, or the Fourth Industrial Revolution.…

Using Python Notebooks, Keras and TensorFlow in SKIL v1.0.1

With the 1.0.1 release, the SKIL platform lets you train and host Python-based notebooks and models. That is, SKIL supports machine learning in the Python ecosystem and on the JVM, bridging the two to solve infrastructure problems for data scientists. You can now import TensorFlow models directly …

Building a Production Grade Object Detection System with SKIL and YOLO

In this article, we take a state of the art object-detection neural network and put it in production as a fully realized maintainable object-detection system using the SKIL platform. Building a computer vision system for production is hard, since there are a lot of factors to consider: How do we …

Configuring SKIL Notebooks for Large Neural Networks

More ambitious SKIL projects require larger neural networks. Neural networks are memory-hungry, so the default settings in Zeppelin notebooks may not suffice. Hitting memory limits produces errors like this: To fix memory issues in Zeppelin, increase the amount of JVM RAM available. Zeppelin's def…

Deploying Python models with the SKIL command line interface

This post introduces skil-python, a Python library created for the Skymind Intelligence Layer (SKIL). skil-python can be used to create data science experiments in SKIL, deploy machine-learning models via REST, and query models with new data. We will go over the steps required to start a SKIL server…

Serving Keras Deep-Learning Models With SKIL

In a previous post, we showed you how to interact with SKIL on a basic level. In this article, we'll show you how to use the new skil Python package to run and deploy models fast. skil is designed to save you time and fit into typical workflows used by
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Skymind Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Skymind founded?

    Skymind was founded in 2014.

  • Who are Skymind key executives?

    Skymind's key executives are Chris Nicholson, Adam Gibson and Natalie Cleaver.

  • How many employees does Skymind have?

    Skymind has 45 employees.

  • Who are Skymind competitors?

    Competitors of Skymind include Vidora, Nutonian and Powr of You.

  • Where is Skymind headquarters?

    Skymind headquarters is located at 1328 Mission St, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are Skymind offices?

    Skymind has an office in San Francisco.

  • How many offices does Skymind have?

    Skymind has 1 office.