Hypergiant Industries

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Hypergiant Industries
Private
IndustryArtificial intelligence
Founded2018
FounderBen Lamm
Headquarters,
Number of locations
175 [1]
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Ben Lamm (CEO)
Websitewww.hypergiant.com

Hypergiant is an American technology and defense company that offers artificial intelligence products and services.[2][3][4][5][6] The company was founded in 2018 and based in Austin, Texas.[7][8]

History[edit]

Hypergiant was founded by Ben Lamm,[9][10] in 2018.[11][12][13] It received a Series A round of an undisclosed amount of funding backed by Align Capital, Mythic Ventures, Tony Robbins[14] and Berringer Capital.[15] The company started developing products and services and uses machine learning to help large companies implement an AI strategy.[16][17][18] Initially, it operated through three subsidiaries which offer products and services in artificial intelligence primarily through Hypergiant Space Age Solutions.[19][20][21] Hypergiant Ventures is the AI investment fund.

In November 2018, the company launched Hypergiant Sensory Sciences,[22] an AI product focused on intelligence through cameras.[23][24][25] In 2019, the company started another product Galactic Systems to focus on artificial intelligence-driven aerospace and astronautic software and hardware products.[26][27] Hypergiant received additional funding from Japanese conglomerate Sumitomo and American powerhouse Perot. Additional investors in this round include Align Capital; Tom Meredith, former CFO of Dell; and Steve Adler, mayor of Austin, Texas.[28][29]

Acquisitions[edit]

The company acquired Black Pixel, a Seattle-based app development company in 2018 for an undisclosed amount.[30][31][32][33][34][35] In 2019, Hypergiant acquired Satellite & Extraterrestrial Operations & Procedures, a Houston-based satellite deployment and service.[36]

Divisions[edit]

Space Age Solutions[edit]

Hypergiant Space Age Solutions, the commercialization and services arm of the complex, helps make sure our technologies are turned into custom solutions that map directly back to each customers business goals.[37][38]

Sensory Science[edit]

Hypergiant Sensory Sciences uses computer vision and AI to solve problems around core pieces of infrastructure – from energy, oil and gas, to healthcare and defense. More specifically, they are using deep learning, neural networks, and 3-D modeling to help create an intelligent visual system that scales human perception beyond what we're currently capable of.[39]

Galactic Systems[edit]

Hypergiant Galactic Systems uses machine learning, deep learning and advanced imaging techniques to capture and analyze the data of the new space age. Galactic Systems views space as just another API,[40][41] and the data from it has applications in everything from oil and gas, to land management, to security and defense.[42]

Advisory Board[edit]

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