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About Dessa

Dessa helps enterprises expand the boundaries of what's possible for their businesses with AI. Its team catalyzes the value of AI for enterprise by designing and deploying customized tools and solutions equipped to thrive in the complex enterprise environments they're built for. With deep AI, functional, and industry expertise, Dessa helps large enterprises maximize the real-world value of AI. On February 7th, 2020, Dessa was acquired by Square, terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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129 Spadina Avenue Suite 500

Toronto, Ontario, M4V 2L3,


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Latest Dessa News

Weekender Central Iowa! Dessa + Open Mike Eagle | Night of the Living Drag | Pumpkin Walk

Oct 25, 2022

| Night of the Living Drag | Pumpkin Walk Posted on Your weekly editor-curated arts compendium There’s a chill in the air and a ghoulish grin on faces young and old as holiday festivities continue around Central Iowa. Catch some family friendly fun at Blank Park Zoo’s Night Eyes or the Pumpkin Walk in Valley Junction. Or enjoy the adult festivities at Night of the Living Drag and Stranger Queens! Top pick of the weekend? Don’t miss the Music U showcase Sunday evening featuring Dessa and Open Mike Eagle. The Weekender is sponsored by: Blank Park Zoo Oct 20 – 6:15pm Join us for an evening of friends and films benefitting Girls on the Run of the Central Iowa! Oct 20 – 7:00pm Oct 20 – 7:30pm ScareDSM’s annual fundraiser makes its return this October promising a night full of kings, queens, and SCREAMS! Oct 21 – 5:00pm Ruben Sanchez’s first solo show in the US, Human Nature, brings to Moberg Gallery a celebration of the human condition. Oct 21 – 6:00pm Oct 21 – 7:00pm Oct 21 – 8:00pm Come see the latest graduates of FlashForce University as they strut their stuff on stage for the first time ever! Oct 22 – 7:30pm Award-winning pianist Charlie Albright returns to Des Moines in a brilliant showcase of stunning moments and orchestral thrills. Oct 23 – 10:30am Music University Conference: an annual conference and showcase presented by the DMMC for musicians and music industry workers in Iowa. Oct 23 – 1:00pm Mercantile Market will take place on October 23 from 1-6pm- a day to support local craftsmanship and curation right in our parking lot! Oct 23 – 6:30pm Oct 24 – 6:30pm ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Writing led Dessa to hip hop. Her music career brought her back again — and into the Iowa literary world by Kembrew McLeod, Oct 10 “After like two years of rejections,” Dessa wrote on Twitter in early 2021, “my short story just got accepted into a literary magazine, and I am about to order the fuck out of some takeout.” by Courtney Guein, Sep 19 Ballet Des Moines pulls from a moment in history this fall to show that different doesn’t mean dangerous. Taking a history lesson from the Salem witch trials, choreographer and Ballet Des Moines Artistic Director Tom Mattingly was certain that people need to be reminded to not judge a book by its cover. by Lily DeTaeye, Oct 19 The Des Moines Playhouse is about halfway to their goal of raising $3,500,000 to create a new facility for the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre. The “Tomorrow Begins Today” capital campaign is accepting donations that will be used to upgrade theater technology, equip the theater with more comfortable and accessible seating, and expand dressing rooms to accommodate all genders and age groups, among other goals. by Lily DeTaeye, Oct 13 The Kansas City native is the bestselling author of the YA series Darius the Great and a 2021 picture book, Seven Special Somethings: A Nowruz Story. His 2022 release, Kiss and Tell, is a YA novel about Hunter, the 17-year-old queer lead singer of boy band Kiss and Tell. Although Hunter has always been comfortable in his skin, chaos ensues when his ex leaks personal details about Hunter to news outlets just as the band begins their national tour. What follows is a reckoning on ego, stereotypes, and our duty to the narratives outsiders create around us. by Courtney Guein, Oct 19 The oldest neighborhood in Des Moines is back with their beloved Halloween tradition after a two-year hiatus. Halloween on the Hill returns to the Sherman Hill neighborhood on Oct. 31, larger than ever. 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Dessa Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Dessa founded?

    Dessa was founded in 2016.

  • Where is Dessa's headquarters?

    Dessa's headquarters is located at 129 Spadina Avenue, Toronto.

  • What is Dessa's latest funding round?

    Dessa's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did Dessa raise?

    Dessa raised a total of $7.4M.

  • Who are the investors of Dessa?

    Investors of Dessa include Block and Fidelity Investments.

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