Faculty, a British artificial intelligence (AI) company, has raised GBP30 million in growth funding from the Apax Digital Fund (ADF). It is the largest investment Faculty has accepted to date, and brings total investment to nearly GBP40 million.
The funding will be used to drive the expansion of Faculty’s pioneering “AI as a Service” model. From helping companies optimise marketing spend and more accurately forecasting demand for consumer goods, to predicting pressures on the healthcare system during a pandemic, Faculty’s “AI as a Service” model can be applied to a broad range of problems for both public and private sector organisations. It enables customers to customise powerful AI solutions to their needs, with the ongoing training and support that guarantees safe and high-performance AI over the long term.
The investment will support the next phase of the company’s growth over the coming years. In delivering its vision for “AI as a Service”, Faculty will continue to enhance its technology offering and expects to create over 400 new jobs across its engineering, product and delivery teams. The investment will also be put towards the rollout of Faculty’s new learning and development programme that will sit at the centre of the business to help develop technical and commercial talent as the company scales.
Marc Warner, CEO & Co-Founder of Faculty, says: “It’s an incredibly exciting time for artificial intelligence, and for Faculty in particular. Too many organisations haven’t been able to realise the value of AI, because they haven’t had the tools to integrate it successfully into their business. Customers are rightly demanding high performance technology to unlock the power of data and maximise impact. Faculty can help elevate an organisation’s performance, whether this enables better operational decisions, or increasing ROI. Apax’s expertise and global network means we will continue to grow at pace, bringing the power of AI to even more customers, helping them to make effective, robust decisions with real-world impact.”
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