Hazy raises $9m to power synthetic data usage in enterprises

Leading synthetic data disruptor, Hazy, announced today that it has raised $9 million in Series A funding. The investment is led by Conviction, with participation from UCL Technology Fund, M12 (Microsoft), Wells Fargo, Nationwide Building Society, ACT Venture Partners, Terra VC, Evenlode, Logo Ventures, Sarus Ventures and Neva SGR, the Intesa Sanpaolo bank venture capital company.

Originally a UCL AI spin out, London-based Hazy uses AI-generated smart synthetic data that preserves the statistical quality of the real data but contains no real information and therefore eliminates the privacy risk. Hazy’s synthetic data can be used as a drop-in replacement for real data with AI/ML development, software testing and data commercialisation use cases.

“The response from businesses to the capabilities of synthetic data has been huge. Enabling our customers to access and actually use their data unlocks real commercial value… we’re very excited to be right at the forefront of the synthetic data revolution.”

Harry Keen, Co-founder & CEO, Hazy

Hazy’s meteoric rise began with winning the $1 million Microsoft Innovate AI prize for the best AI startup in Europe, and has gone from strength to strength since. Customers include Nationwide Building Society, Vodafone Group and Wells Fargo. This raise will enable Hazy to continue to grow within the banking and telecom sectors in the UK, Europe and the US.

“Generative AI has only recently exploded onto everyone’s radar, but Hazy has been pioneering the use of this type of AI to keep personal data safe for some time now.”

David Grimm, Investment Director, UCL Technology Fund

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