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Samasource

Samasource is a market leader in data services and machine learning for Artificial Intelligence and delivers high-quality training data for technology teams that are driving humanity forward.

Samasource’s mission is to expand opportunity for low-income people through the digital economy. Simply put, a living wage transforms lives as work is the most effective way to reduce poverty. Samasource hires over 90% of her workforce from low-income backgrounds and marginalized populations, including unemployed urban and rural youth, that are traditionally excluded from the digital economy. Since its start in 2008 Samasource has provided digital training to over 4,000 young people and lifted over 10,000 people out of poverty.

Samasource delivers high quality data services to global companies with the best prospects for long-term growth, including top tier tech companies such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Volkswagen. Samasource specializes in computer vision technologies, from self-driving cars to smart hardware. The rise of artificial intelligence and autonomous technologies has created a surge in demand for the analysis of digital images. To train algorithms and drive machine learning, companies need humans to analyse and tag images. Computer vision training turned out to be perfect for the young ambitious Samasource workforce in Kenia and Uganda. 

"Samasource's business is rooted in social impact, and as we made the transition to take on investment capital for the first time, I wanted to ensure we partnered with investors who share our values. Social Impact Ventures is a leader in true impact investing -- rooted in measurable social outcomes and financial results, and we're thrilled to have them on board." Leila Janah, founder & CEO Samarource

Social Impact Ventures is part of a consortium of investors with Ridge Ventures (Data & AI specialist) and Salesforce Ventures to further accelerate the growth of Samasource.

You can find out more about Samasource here.

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