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Helm.ai Announces $55 Million Series C Funding for its AI Software

Helm.ai, a provider of next-generation AI software for autonomous driving
and automation of robotics, today announced it raised $55 million in its
Series C financing. The round was led by Freeman Group and also includes
investments from venture capital firms ACVC Partners and Amplo as well as
strategic investments from Honda Motor, Goodyear Ventures, and Sungwoo
Hitech. This financing brings the total amount raised by Helm.ai to $102M.
Helm.ai will use the funds for R&D, productization of its self-driving
technologies, and to further execute on commercial engagements with
customers and partners in the automotive and robotics sectors.

“Our Deep Teaching technology allows us to quickly deliver best-in-class AI
software to OEMs and Tier 1s in a hardware-agnostic fashion, accelerating
their time to market and enabling their path to software differentiation
with high-end ADAS and L4 systems,” said Helm.ai CEO Vlad Voroninski.

“Our Deep Teaching technology allows us to quickly deliver best-in-class AI
software to OEMs and Tier 1s in a hardware-agnostic fashion, accelerating
their time to market and enabling their path to software differentiation
with high-end ADAS and L4 systems,” said Helm.ai CEO Vlad Voroninski, “This
new capital will increase our AI offerings for autonomous driving and
robotics applications and expand the commercialization footprint of our
cutting-edge AI software stack.”

Helm.ai’s Series C round marks the third time Freeman Group has invested in
ventures associated with Helm.ai CEO Vlad Voroninski. Prior to co-founding
Helm.ai in 2016, Vlad served as Chief Scientist at Sift Security, a
cybersecurity machine learning startup seeded by Freeman Group and acquired
in 2018 by Netskope, which is now the fastest growing private cybersecurity
company in the world, valued at $7.5 billion. Freeman Group, which has also
invested in the Series B and Series C rounds of Helm.ai, is a private
investment and asset management firm founded by serial entrepreneur and
investor Brandon Freeman, who is joining the Helm.ai board of directors as
part of this financing.

“Vlad was an integral part of Sift Security’s early success and has led
Helm.ai’s growth and development effectively by delivering breakthrough AI
software that the automotive sector is rapidly embracing,” said Freeman
Group President Brandon Freeman. “Freeman Group couldn’t be more excited to
have led Helm.ai’s Series C round and we will continue supporting the
company’s rapid growth under Vlad’s leadership.”

News of Helm.ai’s Series C funding round and its industry accolades arrives
during a paradigm shift in the autonomous vehicle sector as an increasing
number of competing autonomous driving companies falter due to subpar
technological and market positioning, making room for next generation
technologies and more robust commercialization approaches toward L4 via the
high-end ADAS market.

Helm.ai has continued to enjoy record adoption thanks to its generalized,
hardware agnostic approach to AI for autonomous systems and is
well-positioned to secure a growing roster of customers in the months and
years to come.

Meet us at the following events to learn more about what we do, request a
demo and hear about our career opportunities!

IAA Mobility Summit, September 5-8, 2023, Munich, Germany September Booth
E12 in Hall B3 Messe MRnchen.

TechCrunch Disrupt, September 19-21, 2023, San Francisco, Booth H14 Moscone
West.

Join us on Wednesday, September 2023 at 2:40pm on the AI Stage where we will
be discussing

Navigating the evolving landscape of robotics, AI and self-driving cars

What’s happening in robotics, artificial intelligence and autonomous
navigation? Experts provide context and insights on a variety of fronts,
including pure-play L4 and ADAS-first approaches for self-driving cars.
Plus, they’ll discuss the proliferation of AI-driven development beyond the
automotive field, including mining, drones and the path toward robotics
automation at large.

About Helm.ai

Helm.ai is building the next generation of AI software for high-end ADAS, L4
autonomous driving and robotics. Founded in November 2016 in Menlo Park, CA,
the company has re-envisioned the way AI software is built to make truly
scalable autonomous driving a reality. For more information on Helm.ai,
including its products, SDK and open career opportunities, visit
https://www.helm.ai/

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