Israeli Facial Recognition Co Anyvision Raises $43m

Israeli Facial Recognition Co Anyvision Raises m

Israeli AI-driven facial recognition company AnyVision has announced that it has raised $43 million from existing investors including investment funds and private investors.

This announcement followed hard on the heels several hours earlier of reports that AnyVision’s shareholders are in advanced talks with Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. to spin off the startup’s defense activities into a joint venture, leaving AnyVision to focus on its commercial and homeland security facial recognition operations.

AnyVision said that the new funding will be used “to scale its Touchless Access Control and Remote Authentication products at a time when demand for innovative technologies that help companies meet the challenges of the new reality is soaring.”

AnyVision is controlled by its founders CEO Eylon Etshtein and Prof. Shlomo Ben-Artzi and businessman Avihai Stolero who bought drone-maker Aeronautics together with Rafael. AnyVision has 240 employees in Tel Aviv, New York, Mexico, London and Singapore.

Etshtein said, “Facial authentication is a core technology for enabling frictionless, intelligent operations. We offer the most accurate, enterprise-grade solution in the market today to help our customers create safer, seamless experiences for people returning to work and by providing better, faster access to remote services on personal devices. With this additional funding, AnyVision will accelerate the delivery of these critical capabilities for businesses that are reimagining the way people access physical spaces and virtual services, both now and beyond the current crisis.”

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