Helsinki/Amsterdam, 21 March 2023
IPRally Technologies, the patent AI company based in Helsinki, Finland, today announces an A round investment totaling €10m. The round is led by Endeit Capital with participation of previous investors Join Capital, Spintop Ventures and Icebreaker. The funds will allow IPRally to accelerate the expansion of the company and to develop the product towards a complete one-stop shop for AI-driven patent research and competitive intelligence.
IPRally enables Intellectual Property and R&D professionals to find, analyze and classify patent information much more efficiently through using proprietary AI. In an industry where AI initiatives have been more or less black box systems, IPRally shifts the paradigm to explainable AI that puts the control in the hands of the user. IPRally's proprietary Graph Neural Network technology allows for both technical and semantic understanding of the global patent data, making the searches less dependent on exact keywords and technical expertise. The outcomes are huge time savings, higher precision and better-informed IP, R&D and business decisions.
“Five years ago, we set out to take the pain points away from patent search and classification and to make it much faster and more accurate. Customer feedback shows that we're outperforming the competition and the industry has come to a point where transitioning to AI has become natural, if not inevitable. With this investment, we're able to expand IPRally towards a more comprehensive patent insights platform that even more organizations can benefit from, without having to rely on multiple systems. We are also coupling our graph technology with generative AI technologies to overcome issues associated with generative transformers, such as GPT-4, to enable unparalleled performance and user experience in various conventionally tedious IP tasks”, said Sakari Arvela, CEO and Co-founder at IPRally.
“IPRally is Endeit Capital’s third Nordic investment from our third fund and led from our Stockholm office. We’re very excited to be working with IPRally which is based on our investment thesis of disrupting traditional industries with human assisted AI. The combination of the team’s in-depth knowledge of Patent workflows and the power of their proprietary technology provides an incredible opportunity to change this industry. The team’s Graph AI platform was able to gain significant traction on an early version of the product and I’m very much looking forward to working with Sakari, Juho and team to help grow IPRally”, said Jelle-Jan Bruinsma, Partner at Endeit.
”Over the past three years, the company’s development pace has been astounding, both in terms of key features and state-of-the-art search accuracy. The product has been adopted by some of the most well known companies in the world, and is rapidly becoming an essential strategic tool for the IP industry”, said Sami Niemi, Partner at Spintop Ventures.
About IPRally Technologies
IPRally Technologies is a Finnish software company founded in 2018, with the goal of making technical information accessible, understandable and actionable. IPRally provides explainable AI for patent research and intelligence via an intuitive web platform, enabling intellectual property and R&D professionals to be more productive and make better decisions. The platform is utilized by technology corporations, patent law firms, academic institutions and public patent offices.
More information at: https://www.iprally.com
About Endeit Capital
Endeit is a Dutch/German scale-up investment company founded in 2006, currently investing in European scale-ups across 7 countries, supporting entrepreneurs who drive that change and will shape the future – AI, deep learning, quantum computing and democratized algorithms. Out of the three home markets Germany, The Netherlands and Sweden they invest with their current €303M fund in multiple European countries.
More information at: https://endeit.com
Join Capital: https://www.join.capital
Spintop Ventures: https://spintopventures.com
(from left: Julia Flaig / JOIN, Juho Kallio (CTO) / IPRally, Sami Niemi / Spintop, Jelle-Jan Bruinsma / Endeit Capital, Sakari Arvela (CEO) / IPRally)
CEO and Co-founder, IPRally
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