Jarvis ML, a machine learning platform
founded in 2021, has raised $16 million in seed funding led by Dell
Technologies Capital, the global venture capital investment arm of Dell
Technologies. The company says Shakti and more than a dozen “veteran Silicon
Valley technologists and business leaders” are also participating in the round.
The startup says it will use the funding to grow its hospitality division,
as well as its research and development, sales and marketing teams.
Rakesh Yadav, who led the machine learning operations platform development
for Google Ads and Google Payments, founded Jarvis ML to make machine learning
capabilities easy to access and deploy for any business that has data that can be better utilized.
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One industry the company is targeting is short-term rentals. Evan
Dolgow, head of predictive hospitality at Jarvis ML, says the benefits of
machine learning should not be limited to large companies such as Airbnb,
Booking.com and Expedia.
“Data chaos is preventing property managers from scaling. They
have tons of data that is dispersed across multiple systems, such as CRM, PMS, marketing
clouds and smart devices - and don’t know how to harness it. They don’t realize
how much gold exists in the data they already have,” he says.
a few days, Jarvis ML interconnects all the databases and begins personalizing
booking journeys to every single guest on websites and in marketing communications.”
Says Daniel Docter, manager director of Dell
Technologies Capital, “Fundamentally, every business, no matter what stage or
sector, will need to be data-driven to succeed. Rakesh has an insatiable
appetite to help companies solve this need. What he and his team at Jarvis ML
have accomplished in less than a year is impressive but comes as no surprise.
When it comes to applying world class machine learning to solving business problems, Rakesh
practically wrote the book.”
Docter will join the
startup’s board of directors.