• Chris McLellan

E39: How is Cohere building a global NLP powerhouse?

Catch our Team Check-in with Ivan Zhang, co-founder at Cohere, the Toronto NLP startup that recently raised $125M CAD to fund its global expansion


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Toronto's Cohere is a natural language processing (NLP) platform that provides Machine Learning engineers and product developers with access to cutting-edge language generation technology to help them build (or augment) digital solutions with read and write capabilities.


In a major announcement for Canada's AI sector, the company recently revealed that it has raised $125M USD in a Series B round led by Tiger Global, with participation from founding investor Radical Ventures and returning investors Index Ventures and Section 32. The latest round brings Cohere’s total funding to over $170M USD and sets them up to compete on a global stage with the likes of Open AI's GPT-3.


Cohere also recently announced that Bill MacCartney, a former technology leader at Apple, has joined the their team as Vice President of Engineering and Machine Learning and will spearhead the opening of the company’s new Palo Alto office.


Tune in to this Team Check-In episode as host Carolyne Pelletier talks to Ivan Zhang, Co-founder at Cohere, to ask the question:


How is Cohere building a global NLP powerhouse?


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