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Exclusive: Gen AI startup Simplismart to raise $7 Mn led by Accel


Generative artificial intelligence startup Simplismart is all set to raise a new round led by Accel, two sources aware of the matter told Entrackr. The Bengaluru-based startup will join a growing list of generative AI startups which have raised decent funding in the ongoing calendar year.

“Accel is leading $7 million round in Simplismart with backing from existing investors,” said a source requesting anonymity. “Simplismart has received the term sheets and the deal is set to be public soon.”

Simplismart previously raised seed money from Anicut Capital, Sunn91, First Cheque and Shastra VC but it didn’t announce the deal in the media.

Founded in 2022 by Amritanshu Jain and Devansh Ghatak, Simplismart enables businesses to build a scalable production-grade AI system and manage the development lifecycle without writing a single line of code.

As per the company, its platform lets an amateur as well as an expert train and monitor ML models collaboratively on almost any kind of data or use-case.

Sources assert that the company will be valued at around $35 million.

Accel declined to comment on the story while queries sent to Simplismart did not elicit any response.

In July 2023, AWS and Accel launched the AWS ML Elevate program which selected 35 generative startups from India and Simplismart was a part of the cohort.

A recent study by NASSCOM said that the number of generative AI startups in India has more than doubled from 2021 to 2023. This can also be evident from the surge in funding in such startups since December 2023.

As per data compiled by startup data intelligence platform TheKredible, more than half a dozen early-stage generative AI startups have raised nearly $100 million in funding in the past six months, Sarvam AI leads the pack with $41 million in Series A followed by Ema and Neysa which raised $25 million and $20 million in their seed round respectively. The list also includes Vodex, KonProz, Dubpro.ai, PlanckDOT and Ayna.

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