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Co-Founder and CEO
Co-Founder, COO and Vice President of Product Development
Chief Scientist
Board of Directors


TOTAL $37.9M
Seed, 2007
Series A, 8/2012
Horizons Ventures
Ynon Kreiz
Series B, 6/2013
Horizons Ventures
Mail.Ru Group
Series C, 3/2014
Horizons Ventures
Mail.Ru Group
Ynon Kreiz

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Cortica was founded in 2007 with a vision to fundamentally revolutionize computers’ approach to understanding images and video. Cortica’s technology simulates the human cortex in order to understand and recognize images with the highest degree of accuracy. The company was founded by a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers that includes Igal Raichelgauz, Karina Odinaev and Yehoshua (Josh) Y. Zeevi. Cortica’s headquarters are in New York with an R&D center in Israel. Cortica is funded by Horizons Ventures (the investment arm of Li Ka Shing), and high profile individuals, including Ynon Kreiz, the former chairman and CEO of the Endemol Group and current executive chairman of Maker Studios, who also serves as Cortica’s chairman.

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Above: Cortica Home Page
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  1. In-Image Ad Startup Cortica Raises $7M From Li Ka-Shing’s Horizons Ventures And Ynon Kreiz ( [edit]
  2. n-Image Ad Startup Cortica Raises $7M From Li Ka-Shing’s Horizons Ventures And Ynon Kreiz ( [edit]
  3. Cortica Raises $6.4M To Improve Visual Search And In-Image Ads ( [edit]
  4. Cortica raises $20M in fourth round funding ( [edit]
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