AI startup Gaze raises $830k in seed round led by Anchorless Bangladesh

Gaze, a Singapore and Bangladesh-based artificial intelligence startup, has raised $830,000 in seed funding led by Anchorless Bangladesh. The round was also joined by Mohammad Maaz, an existing angel investor in Gaze.

Founded in 2018, Gaze aims to build a developer ecosystem that enables creatives from around the world to build their own AI-enabled products and services. It does this by tapping into visual recognition technologies like spoof-proof face recognition, product recognition, multilingual OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and others.

The company was started by co-founders, Shehzad Noor Taus Priyo and Motasim Rahman, who leads a team of 23 people across Canada, Singapore and Bangladesh.

Gaze is Anchorless Bangladesh’s second investment so far. The venture capital firm is one of the earliest known VCs in Bangladesh focused on startup opportunities in the South Asian market.

“When we look at the incredible engineering and technical talent in Bangladesh today, it seems obvious to us that a few standout companies will be able to rally the troops and build an indispensable product utilized by people around the world.  We see that potential clearly in Gaze, led not only by a long-term global vision but also backed up with world-class technology offering practical value for its users,” Rahat Ahmed, founding partner & CEO, Anchorless Bangladesh.

 

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Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

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Singapore Reporter/s

In Singapore, we are looking to double our reporting team by this year-end to comprehensively cover the fast-moving world of funded startups and VC, PE & M&A deals. We want reporters who can tell our readers what is really happening in these sectors and why it matters to markets, companies and consumers. The ability to write precisely and urgently is crucial for these roles. Ideal candidates must have to ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic, and fast-changing environment. We want our new hires to be digitally savvy and ready to experiment with new forms of storytelling. Most importantly, we are looking for hard-hitting reporters who work well in a team. Collaboration and collegiality are a must.

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).

Following vacancies can be applied for (only in Singapore).   

  • A reporter to track companies/startups that have raised private capital, and have the potential to become unicorns. SEA currently has over 40 companies with a valuation of over $100 million and under $1 billion.
  • A reporter who can get behind the scenes and reveal how funding rounds are put together, or why they’ve failed to materialise. She/he in this role will largely focus on long-format stories. 
  • A journalist to track special situations funds, distressed debt and private credit (from the PE angle) across Asia.