Fund I Portfolio

We invest in passionate entrepreneurs with technical experience and commercial capability, to find and filter only the best opportunities. We then dig in with a hands-on approach to guide Azafran’s portfolio companies towards our shared goals.

    Secure Enterprise Messaging & Machine Learning

    ArmorText enables regulated industries to maximize the potential of cloud computing and storage for collaboration by eliminating the possibility of data-mining and third-party access.

    Analogue Wake Word & Intelligent Sensory

    Aspinity implements ML with analog circuitry, enabling an edge architecture that optimizes power and data handling in always-on, battery-powered sensing devices such as voice/sound wake-up, industrial machine health monitoring, and wearable health monitoring.

    The Leading Tech-Enabled Consumer Products Platform

    Aterian’s end-to-end cloud-based platform, Artificial Intelligence Marketplace Ecommerce Engine (AIMEE™), leverages machine learning, natural language processing and data analytics. This streamlines the management of products at scale across leading online marketplaces, including Amazon, Shopify and Walmart.

    Voice Biometrics Near Field & Far Field DSP

    Yobe brings AI into the world of signal processing by introducing intelligent behavior much earlier in process. While processing signals acquired in “noisy scenarios” this type of advancement in technology enables platforms to accurately separate voices of interest from background and near-field noise.

    Location-based Imagery & Machine Learning

    tagSpace provides the tools to easily create mobile, location-based experiences using Augmented Reality. No coding or 3D assets required.

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