Alteia, the European visual intelligence platform, has closed its latest funding round led by Wa’ed Ventures, the venture capital arm of Saudi Aramco.
Through this investment, it will increase its presence in Saudi Arabia by opening an office in Dhahran to support some of the leading industrial companies in the MENA region, and develop and deploy industrial vision-based solutions.
The company also aims to consolidate its position as a key global player in vision AI by investing in research and development, targetting predictive maintenance and asset management applications in the energy sector.
“This transaction demonstrates the strong interest in Alteia’s technology and affirms its leading position in the ecosystem of enterprise AI software companies. It comes in addition to the investment made from leading global technology investor Intel Capital and demonstrates the growing interest in vision AI, as 80 per cent of organisations will leverage some form of computer vision by 2023 to monitor their activities,” said Michael De Lagarde, president and CEO of Alteia.
“Our investments in deep tech companies have always centralized around a core focus, which is to cultivate the growth of technological applications that have global impact,” aded Fahad Alidi, managing director at Wa’ed Ventures. “Alteia has demonstrated incredible capability to translate complex data into real time insights, optimizing high-value asset maintenance thanks to the combination of visual and sensor data.”
Examples of Alteia’s operations include prediction of sand encroachment over pipelines, complex construction project monitoring, digital inspection of critical assets and automated detection of failures or issues, change detection leveraging satellite imagery, and other high-value applications the company intends to introduce to the region.
“To have the world’s leading energy company invest in Alteia through its investment arm is a strong show of faith in our trajectory, and weighs in the value of contextualized, actionable visual data as the foundation to shape a more efficient, more sustainable industrial future,” staed Benjamin Benharrosh, CBO and co-founder of Alteia.