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Generative AI startup Ema raises $25 Mn from Accel, Prosus, others


Generative AI startup Ema has raised $25 million in its first funding round led by Accel, Section 32, and Prosus Ventures.

Other investors who participated in the round are Wipro Ventures, Venture Highway, AME Cloud Ventures, Frontier Ventures, Maum Group, and Firebolt Ventures. High profile angels who joined the round include Meta COO Sheryl Sandberg, Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang and Snowflake chief executive Sridhar Ramaswamy.

Ema will use the funds for research and development, and enhance its existing product suits, the company said in a press release.

Founded in 2023 by Surojit Chatterjee, Souvik Sen, and Swati Trehan, Ema’s AI solutions aim to automate processes and workflows within an enterprise. The solutions work with Zendesk, OneDrive, Google Drive, Teams, Slack, and other popular productivity tools. 

Ema is said to be capable of engaging in conversations, comprehending context, taking continuous human feedback, reasoning, and making informed decisions. It leverages about 30 large public language models, including GPT 4, GPT-3.5-turbo, Claude 2.1, Gemini, Mistral-S and Llama2, and small in-house language models to maintain accuracy.

Ema’s adaptable AI capabilities cater to a wide array of industries, including healthcare, retail, travel, hospitality, finance, manufacturing, e-commerce, technology, and more.

At present, Ema has a total workforce of 30 across India and the US.

Ema has scooped up the second largest funding for an early-stage startup operating in this space and has a base in India. In December 2023, generative AI startup Sarvam AI raised $41 million in a Series A round led by Lightspeed along with participation of Peak XV Partners and Khosla Ventures.

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