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South African AI Startup Spatialedge Rockets Towards Retail Revolution with $3.1 Million Funding

Spatialedge, a South African company specializing in data and applied artificial intelligence (AI) solutions, has secured $3.1 million (ZAR60 million) in funding to fuel its mission of transforming the retail industry.

 

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Founded in Stellenbosch in 2017, Spatialedge has carved a niche for itself by providing big data and applied machine learning solutions. Their focus is on empowering businesses to develop and deploy machine learning strategies quickly and effectively.

Impressive Growth Trajectory

The company boasts impressive growth, having surpassed a significant revenue milestone of ZAR300 million (approximately US$15.7 million). This recent funding round, led by Hlayisani Capital, signifies a major step forward for Spatialedge.

Investing in the Future

Spatialedge plans to leverage this capital injection to propel its research and development efforts. This will allow them to enhance their existing product line-up and develop innovative solutions that cater to the evolving needs of the retail industry.

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Focus on Customer-Centric Solutions

Retief Gerber, CEO of Spatialedge, highlighted the company’s commitment to collaborating directly with customers. “We have worked directly with our customers for seven years, researching, developing and delivering cutting-edge, tailored solutions that solve real-world business problems,” Gerber said. “With this recent investment boost, we are now able to accelerate the process of releasing these solutions into the market and make them accessible to more customers.”

The Rise of AI in Retail

Spatialedge’s growth reflects the burgeoning importance of AI in the retail sector. AI is rapidly transforming how businesses operate, from optimizing inventory management and supply chains to personalizing the customer experience. Spatialedge’s focus on providing practical AI solutions positions them to be a key player in this dynamic landscape.

Looking Ahead

With its growing team, innovative solutions, and substantial funding, Spatialedge is poised to make a significant impact on the South African and global retail landscape. The company’s success story is a testament to the potential of AI to revolutionize industries and create a more efficient and customer-centric future for businesses.

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