Distributional Secures $11M to Build Trustworthy AI Platform, Championing Safety and Reliability in the AI Age
Distributional, a pioneering AI testing and evaluation company, has secured a $11 million seed round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with participation from prominent investors like Operator Stack, Point72 Ventures, SV Angel, Two Sigma, and Willowtree Investments. This funding boost fuels Distributional’s mission to build a modern enterprise platform for ensuring safe, secure, and reliable AI. Distributional announced the news in the blog post.
As AI applications rapidly expand across industries, concerns about potential risks and unintended consequences have rightfully grown. Distributional addresses these concerns head-on by providing a proactive approach to AI risk mitigation. Their platform empowers AI product teams to continuously identify and address potential issues before they impact real-world users.
“AI is complex and constantly evolving,” says Scott Clark, co-founder and CEO of Distributional. “Traditional testing methods often fall short, leaving us vulnerable to unexpected errors and biases. Distributional’s innovative approach analyzes the distribution of outcomes, giving us a deeper understanding of how AI models might behave in various scenarios.”
This holistic risk assessment enables AI product teams to:
- Prevent harm and negative user experiences: By proactively identifying potential issues, Distributional helps companies avoid costly errors and build trust with their users.
- Improve model accuracy and reliability: Continuous monitoring and risk mitigation ensure AI models perform as intended, leading to more reliable and trustworthy applications.
- Accelerate responsible AI development: Distributional’s platform streamlines the testing and evaluation process, allowing companies to bring safe and reliable AI solutions to market faster.
Distributional’s platform caters to a wide range of AI models, from statistical models and machine learning algorithms to deep learning and generative AI. This versatility positions them as a crucial partner for companies across various industries, from finance and technology to energy and manufacturing.
“Distributional is addressing one of the most critical challenges facing AI adoption today,” says Martin Casado, General Partner at Andreessen Horowitz. “Their platform offers a comprehensive and proactive approach to AI risk mitigation, paving the way for a future where AI is not only powerful but also trustworthy.”
With a seasoned team boasting extensive experience in AI testing at companies like Bloomberg, Google, Intel, and Uber, Distributional is well-equipped to revolutionize the way we develop and deploy AI. Their $11 million seed round marks a significant milestone in their journey, and their innovative platform has the potential to shape the future of AI for the better.
Distributional is building the modern enterprise platform for AI testing and evaluation, empowering companies to develop and deploy safe, secure, and reliable AI solutions. Their platform provides a comprehensive and proactive approach to AI risk mitigation, enabling companies to build trust with their users and accelerate responsible AI development. Distributional is backed by leading investors and a team of experienced AI professionals, poised to play a pivotal role in the future of AI.