Who we are

At Defined.ai, our values are our north star, and they influence everything we do from business decisions to company culture. Our core values are:

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Expertise

We’re experts in our field. We’ll find the best solution for your needs through a frictionless experience.

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Reliability

We deliver what we promise. Quality is at the center of everything we do.

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Trust

We’re your trusted AI data partner. Our security and privacy policies not only protect your data, but also your company’s reputation.

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Innovation

We’re building the world of tomorrow. Our innovative products and technologies empower you to make your AI smarter.

The Defined.ai Story

2021

Launched Defined.ai, the world’s leading online marketplace, where AI professionals are able to commission, buy, or sell AI training data, tools, or models.

2020

We raised a US$50.5 million Series B round of funding, the largest ever Series B round to be raised by a female-founded AI company in the US. We were also featured in the Forbes Top 50 Best Startup Employers.

2019

Officially named one of CB Insights’ ‘100 most promising AI startups’, the first half of 2019 saw us double our team to over 100 employees worldwide, obtain the coveted ISO 27001 certification and announce the launch of our brand new Neevo app. The year ended with another accomplishment: ranking in Forbes AI 50 Most Promising Artificial Intelligence Companies.

2018

We closed an US$11.8 million Series A funding led by Evolution Equity Partners, opened an office in Tokyo, announced an Amazon Alexa Skills partnership, a product integration with IBM Watson Studio, and were designated as a featured vendor for Microsoft‘s co-sell program.

2017

We launched Neevo, the human intelligence half of our product equation, opened our third office in Porto and releases an alpha version of our Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform.

2016

We launched our smart data platform and received a seed round of US$1.1 million from investors that included Sony, Amazon Alexa Fund, Portugal Ventures and Busy Angels.

2015

CEO Daniela Braga founded the company in Seattle, WA and opened an R&D center in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Meet our Leadership Team

Daniela Braga, PhD

Founder & CEO @Defined.ai
Daniela is the creator and driving force behind Defined.ai, with over eighteen years’ experience in speech technology in both academia and industry.

Francisco España

GM Portugal
Francisco is a computer scientist with a passion for strategy, innovation, user experience, and software. He finds it intellectually seductive to directly influence the AI industry as it evolves and help companies transform themselves.

Teresa Nascimento

Chief People Officer
Teresa runs HR, people development, talent acquisition and compensation at Defined.ai. Always with a twist of humor, a sense of balance and team spirit, her passion is to see others succeed and grow in their careers and personal lives.

Jerome Thiebaud

VP of Marketing
Jerome has been in Tech for over 16 years (Microsoft, Salesforce, Qualtrics, PitchBook). He’s a marketing leader driving global brand, sales enablement & campaign programs, and a recognized expert in positioning and differentiation strategies.

Daniel Navas

Sr. VP of Finance
Finance Director with 15+ years’ experience, Daniel supports business expansion at an international level, implementing robust processes that ensure sustainable and efficient growth. He believes in doing things right and doing the right things.
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