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The Next Generation of Computing

$2.5bn valuation
Feb 2020
Rodrigo Liang
Co-Founder and CEO
Christopher Re
Kunle Olukoton
Co-Founder and Chief Technologist

SambaNova Systems aims to bring AI innovations to everyone. By providing the core infrastructure to run next-generation AI algorithms and applications, they deliver advanced functionality to organizations all over the whole world.

SambaNova was founded in 2017 in Palo Alto, California by design experts, world-class innovators, and industry leaders, to beckon in the next great shift in computing technology. Unusually, SambaNova’s approach combines hardware and software, optimizing everything from machine learning algorithms to compilers and hardware architecture. That means creating systems that are flexible, efficient, scalable, and fully-optimized for fast dataflow.

Walden International was a founding investor in SambaNova, helping to bring together the team and develop the company’s business plan. Samsung Catalyst made a Series B investment and provided further help in securing lead customers and forging deep partnerships with Samsung. The two teams also assisted in compiling later funding rounds, bringing in over $300m of financing in a little over two years.

Lip-Bu Tan continues to serve on SambaNova’s Board of Directors and Young Sohn as an Advisor.

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