Saidot raises a €1.75 million seed round to grow its AI governance platform and help organisations safely unlock the potential of generative AI
Helsinki, 5 October 2023
Saidot, a Finnish AI governance startup with a platform that helps enterprises and governments unlock the benefits of AI safely, secures a €1.75 million seed funding round led by Crowberry Capital, a venture capital firm based in Iceland and Denmark that invests in seed and early-stage startups across the Nordics, and Finnish investment firm Ventic.
Together, Crowberry Capital and Ventic invested €1.5 million in the seed round, with Business Finland adding another €250,000 after selecting Saidot to its “Young Innovative Companies” funding programme.
With this investment, Saidot plans to grow the sales of its AI governance Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform in Europe and launch new tools to help enterprise and government customers evaluate and implement safety systems for their generative AI systems.
Saidot has already acquired customers both in public administration (e.g. the Scottish Government) as well as the private sector (e.g. Deloitte).
"I am thrilled about this new phase of our growth journey. With the rapid advancements of AI, governance and safety have become critical factors for our clients' generative AI successes. We are dedicated to helping our customers align their AI with human values and deploy it in compliance with the growing regulatory requirements," says Meeri Haataja, CEO and Founder at Saidot.
Haataja is a pioneer in responsible AI. She has chaired IEEE’s responsible AI initiatives and is currently on the Safety Advisory Board of Snap Inc.
“We have created a strong connection with our investors during the discussions, and I am confident that together we will accelerate our growth and make Saidot the go-to partner for AI governance and alignment”, says Veera Siivonen, Chief Commercial Officer and Partner at Saidot.
Siivonen is a seasoned business leader with extensive experience in digital transformation from health and media industries.
“We are incredibly excited to be backing Saidot. The potential does not lie in just their unique platform but in the great mission that they are on – enabling safe, ethical and trustworthy AI as a force for good in the world”, says Helga Valfells, Founding Partner at Crowberry Capital.
For more information, please contact:
Chief Commercial Officer and Partner, Saidot
+358 40 723 6614
Saidot is an AI governance and alignment company helping enterprises build safe AI-driven businesses. Saidot’s AI governance SaaS platform is used by major public and private organisations to apply systematic AI governance and to communicate transparently about their AI. Our interdisciplinary team combines experience across machine learning (ML), technical safety, policy, digital transformation, and human-centered design.
For more information, visit saidot.ai