Kili began as an idea sometime in late 2018. Edouard was working at BNP Paribas, where he'd built one of the most advanced AI Labs in Europe from scratch. François-Xavier knew how to take a powerful insight and build a company around it.
While all the AI hype was on the models, they focussed on helping people understand what was truly important: the data. Together, they founded Kili to make sure data was no longer a barrier to good AI.
By July 2020, the Kili platform was live and by the end of the year, the first customers had renewed, and the pipeline was full. They knew they were on to something and it had to grow fast. They raised over $30M from Serena, Headline and Balderton, some of the best VCs worldwide. Today Kili is in a league of its own, giving businesses around the world to build AI with trustworthy data inside. At Kili we know that you can’t build high if you don’t build deep from the beginning. This is the primary requirement to create a smarter world through better AI.