ViSenze 10 Best Tech Companies to Work For 2019
WINNER - Mid-sized Organisations, 2019
Established in August 2012, ViSenze is a spin-off from NExT, a leading research centre jointly established between National University of Singapore (NUS) and Tsinghua University of China. We create proprietary, ground-breaking artificial intelligence technologies in our evolving mission to simply the visual web. Our advanced visual search and image recognition solutions deliver the highest performance-based output over highly-distributed architecture to our enterprise clients across the world.
Using cutting-edge R&D in Machine Learning and Computer Vision technology, we seek to transform the way consumers search and shop on e-commerce or social media platforms and video networks. ViSenze envisages a future where visual search (using images and photos instead of text) will be ubiquitous and the most intuitive means of searching through the vast amount of visual information captured on the web.
ViSenze's customers are renowned e-commerce and retail businesses from around the world like Rakuten, Urban Outfitters, Zalora, Interpark and many more. The company has raised US$20 million in its latest Series C round of funding in early 2019 bringing its total investment to date to over US$34 million.
Our Working Culture
The Management has made deliberate efforts to create a workplace culture that encourages ViSenzers at all levels to continuously think of new approaches or solutions, particularly in our design and engineering process. ViSenzers are given space and support to explore new ideas, experiment with new technologies and are encouraged to challenge the status quo. Leading this innovation mindset are the CEO and CTO of ViSenze, who will constantly challenge employees to come up with more effective or efficient solutions to problems. In ViSenze's open culture, ViSenzers are welcomed to question ideas suggested by the CEO and CTO too, underscoring our commitment to keep our culture open and transparent.
As an innovation-driven company, ViSenze has an in-house R&D team, comprising of research scientists and algorithm engineers specialising in Computer Vision and Deep Learning. While the R&D team's mission is to develop and improve on our algorithms, the Engineering team partners the Business Team to develop market-relevant solutions. As a result, ViSenze's visual search technology has recently been adopted by major mobile phone manufacturers in the latest mobile phone models. This enables consumers to directly "snap and shop" from their mobile phones. This is a notable achievement where a Singapore A.I. company is now powering the visual search capabilities in some of the world's largest mobile phone brands.
One of the very unique cultural traits we have built in ViSenze is based on the principle of treating everyone's problem as your own. Whenever help is requested by a colleague, a ViSenzer should give priority to rendering assistance, this is to instill a collaborative and collective teamwork spirit that has allowed ViSenze to continuously strive for excellence.
We strive to create a conducive environment with flat hierarchy where our staff are encouraged to speak out so decisions can be made quickly. Our open and innovative culture differentiates ViSenze and is consistently reflected in employee feedback on Glassdoor.com, an open feedback platform where employees can rate and share feedback on their current employers. It is also a platform where the general public gathers information on potential employers. For our efforts over the years, we are listed in The Straits Times Singapore as one of the country's top 10 technology employers alongside global giants like Linkedin, SAP, Salesforce and PayPal, to name a few, earlier this year. We are proud of this recognition and believe there are higher peaks to scale, but it is still nevertheless a wonderful recognition of the desirable culture we have been consciously building since our founding.
Accreditation by IMDA under SG:D
Top 20 Artificial Intelligence companies 2018 by DataMation
Top 5 Deep Learning companies 2017 by VentureBeat
Top 40 global Breakthrough Brands by InterBrand
Singapore HR Awards 2018 by SHRI
Business HR Award (Fast Growing Company)
Leading HR Practices Award in Employee Engagement, Alignment and Workplace Harmony
Leading HR Practices Award 2017 by SHRI
Compensation and Benefits (Start-Up Category)
CogX AI Innovation Awards 2017
Best AI Product in Retail
Asian Entrepreneurship Award 2017 - 2nd prize
Emerging Enterprise Award 2015 - Most Promising Startup
ASEAN ICT Awards (AICTA) 2015
Gold Award (Private Sector category)
Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards (APICTA Awards) 2014
Merit winner (Application Tools & Platforms)
Red Herring Top 100 Global and Top 100 Asia 2014
National Infocomm Award 2014 (Most Innovative Product/Solution)
First runner-up (Most Innovative Infocomm Product/Solution)
SiTF Awards 2013
Emerging Technology Silver award (Cloud based multi-platform Contextual Visual Search)