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After a first round of funding in 2019, Bodyguard.ai continues its growth by choosing Keen Venture Partners, Ring Capital and Starquest Capital, for a new round of funding of 9 million euros.
With more than 700 million people protected worldwide, the online moderation expert Bodyguard.ai wants to consolidate its role in the metaverse to define and deploy moderation in Web 3.0. To do so, the French startup, which has opened 3 offices in France, one in Los Angeles and has plans to open a new one in London soon, is recruiting talent to double its workforce in 2022.
Since the creation of its popular mobile app in 2018, Bodyguard.ai has emerged as THE technological solution capable of fighting online hate. In 2021, Bodyguard.ai launched a B2B offering for businesses and has since continued to develop its solutions in an effort to achieve the perfect combination of human and artificial intelligence.
With linguistic expertise, advanced contextual analysis, and technological capabilities to accurately moderate more than 95% of toxic content in real-time (less than 200 milliseconds), the artificial intelligence developed by Bodyguard.ai detects and moderates a plethora of hateful content including threats, racism, misogyny, insults, physical mockery, LGBTQI+phobia, moral and sexual harassment, and “polluting” content (spam, scams and unwanted ads that hinder the quality of interactions).
While 40% of users disengage from a community at the first exposure to toxic content, Bodyguard.ai has already become an essential ally for more than thirty international players in the media (M6 Group, Brut, Konbini…), entertainment (Jellysmack), gaming (Powder) and sports (French Professional Football League) industries.
An expert in moderation on Twitter, Facebook, Twitch, YouTube and Instagram, Bodyguard.ai has privileged access to social platforms to provide optimal protection. Now, with the growing democratization of the Metaverse and the revolution it represents for our digital uses, Bodyguard.ai turns to Web 3.0 with major technological challenges.
In anticipation and preparation for the Internet of the future, Bodyguard.ai plans to be the partner of the companies of today and tomorrow who are concerned about adopting the codes of a responsible and benevolent metaverse. With its renowned client portfolio, and the interest and support of many investment funds, Bodyguard.ai is taking advantage of this new round of fundraising to become the moderation solution for the Metaverse within the next 5 years.
This will result in:
- the development of Bodyguard.ai technology, a community management tool with an automated and personalized moderation system combined with an in-depth analysis of the community
- the integration of audio, visual and video content into its technology, in addition to the textual content already supported
- Bodyguard.ai’s international expansion, including the United States and Europe, with the addition to the existing catalog of languages to its technology