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Future Unicorn🦄 #201: Kumo
From the team behind the most popular Graph Neural Network OS project PyG
The Quild Future Unicorn highlights one future of work early-stage startup with statistically significant signals of becoming a unicorn.
Kumo.AI allows anyone in an organization to tackle predictive problems in business. It enables all non-technical and technical users, regardless of ML experience, to traverse all the major steps of a best practice ML lifecycle. The platform's users can immediately tackle a wide variety of predictive problems all in a single sitting.
Repeat exited founder
Jure founded Kosei, an adtech startup acquired by Pinterest
Top company alumni and venture-backed operator experience
Hema led engineering and research at LinkedIn (7+ yrs), IBM (3+ yrs) and Yahoo! (3+ yrs)
Jure was the chief scientist at Pinterest (7 yrs)
Vanja led engineering at Google (3 yrs), Pinterest (4+ yrs), and Airbnb (3+ yrs)
Top university alumni
Hema graduated from University of Massachusetts Amherst (PhD)
Jure graduated from Carnegie Mellon (PhD) and Cornell University (Post-doc)
Fast team growth
Grew 3.8x YoY to 30+ employees
Midas list investor
Sequoia led series A and B
Founded in 2021, series A in 2022, series B in 2022
Favorite restaurant at the moment: Birdbox, a fried chicken shop 🐔. It was a pandemic project that became so popular that the owners started a standalone restaurant.