Vishal Sikka’s AI company Vianai Systems raises $140 mn

AI platform and products company Vianai Systems, founded by former Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka, has raised $140 million in a Series B round from SoftBank Vision Fund 2 and other industry players.
Infosys CEO Vishal SikkaOther Vianai investors include Jim Davidson (co-Founder of Silver Lake), Henry Kravis and George Roberts (co-founders of KKR), and Jerry Yang (founding partner of AME and co-founder of Yahoo).

Formed in 2019, Vianai Systems began with $50 million in seed investment.

Vianai Systems will use new funds to accelerate the delivery of its human-centered AI platform and products to enterprises worldwide.

“AI can play a transformative role in Indian business and Indian society. My dream is to see India’s youth as a massive creative force that can use tools, like Vianai’s platform, to build human-centered AI systems for India and for the world,” said Vishal Sikka, Founder and CEO of Vianai.