Founded in 2014, Skymind is a VC-backed startup headquartered in San Francisco. Backers include Y Combinator, Tencent, SV Angel, and other well-known U.S. and international investors. We work with dozens of Fortune 2000 corporations and government agencies, and we partner with hardware makers such as Cisco, NVIDIA, and Intel to deliver scalable AI infrastructure.

Company Skymind Inc.
Founders Chris Nicholson, CEO
Adam Gibson, Chief Scientist
Established November 27, 2014
Head Office 1328 Mission Street, Suite 9, San Francisco, CA 94103
Employees 55 (As of November 1, 2018)
International Skymind AI Limited (China, Southeast Asia, India, Middle East), Skymind KK (Japan)
Focus Industries Fortune 500 Banks, Telcos, Manufacturers, Insurers, and Government
Products Eclipse Deeplearning4j (Open-Source),Skymind Platform (Closed-Source)
Total Funding $17.5M Series A


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What is Skymind?

Skymind is the company behind Eclipse Deeplearning4j, the most widely-used, open-source, deep-learning library for the JVM.

What do you sell?

We sell licensing and support for the Skymind Platform. Our business model is most akin to the open-core business models practiced by companies such as Elastic.

How are you unique?

Skymind provides one of the few solutions designed specifically for on-premise deployments. On-premise requirements are crucial for businesses operating in heavily regulated environments such as banking and insurance.

Who uses our software?

We cater to enterprises seeking to implement AI within big data infrastructure. We typically interact with IT teams who require enterprise-grade solutions for deploying and managing AI infrastructure at scale.


Skymind is funded and advised by top venture capital firms and investors.

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