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.