Inspeq AI Raises INR 9.1 Crore Led by AI Investment Firm Sure Valley Ventures

Inspeq Founders

New Delhi: AI development platform provider Inspeq AI today announced that it has raised $1.1 million (approximately INR 9.13 Crore) in a pre-Series-A investment round led by AI investment firm Sure Valley Ventures with participation from Delta Partners. Other investors in the round include Plug and Play, and several marquee angel investors, including Gaurav Singh Kushwaha (Founder and CEO of BlueStone), Prateek Dixit (Founder of Pocket FM), Rick Kelly (Former MD of Meta Ireland), Cyril Treacy (Former VP of Salesforce), and other tech executives. 

Inspeq Founders

Inspeq AI was founded in 2023 in Dublin, Ireland, by senior tech leaders Apoorva Kumar (formerly at Microsoft, SAP, Amazon, and Informatica) and Ramanujam Macharla Vijayakumar (formerly at LinkedIn). The company has built an enterprise-ready LLM Ops platform to help developers evaluate and improve their enterprise AI applications. The company’s platform promises to make Gen AI app development up to 4X faster. The platform also promises to cut down development costs by up to 70%. Inspeq AI said it plans to use this investment to expand its product development team and extend its marketing and sales operations in India, Ireland, and the UK.

This investment will greatly accelerate Inspeq AI’s growth trajectory as we work towards advancing AI safety and performance on a global scale,” says Apoorva Kumar, Co-Founder and CEO of Inspeq AI. “Winning the backing of such marquee investors also moves us closer to realising Inspeq AI’s mission to become the global leader in safe and reliable AI.”

Ramanujam Macharla Vijayakumar, Co-Founder and CTO of Inspeq AI saysWe have built an enterprise-grade platform that integrates seamlessly with existing data tools, prioritizing data security with cutting-edge research, and are helping companies reduce their manual verification tasks, achieving accurate output at scale. As AI regulations grow globally, Inspeq is well-positioned to lead AI compliance for DevOps practices.”

Managing Partner of SVV, Barry Downes said: “After our first meeting with Apoorva and Ramanujam , we knew right away that they were the sort of founders we wanted to back. Their knowledge of the AI space was extremely impressive, as was their commitment to ensuring that companies develop and use AI in a positive and constructive way. We look forward to working alongside our co-investors to support Inspeq  on their exciting growth journey for many years ahead.”