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About Graphcore

Graphcore provides artificial intelligence (AI) systems and services for organizations to build, train, and deploy models in the cloud using infrastructure processing unit (IPU) hardware. It offers products such as cloud infrastructure processing units, data center infrastructure processing units, bow infrastructure processing units, and more. The company serves the finance, biotechnology, scientific research, and consumer internet sectors. It was founded in 2016 and is based in Bristol, United Kingdom.

Headquarters Location

11-19 Wine Street

Bristol, England, BS1 2PH,

United Kingdom

+44 (0) 117 214 1420


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Enterprise Tech / Cloud Computing

The in-memory data store market is a solution for businesses looking to store and process large amounts of data more quickly and efficiently. In-memory data stores use random access memory (RAM) to store data, rather than traditional disk-based storage. This allows for faster data access and retrieval times, which can significantly improve the performance of applications and systems. In-memory dat…

Graphcore named as Challenger among 15 other companies, including Databricks, ThoughtSpot, and Anyscale.

Graphcore's Products & Differentiators




Research containing Graphcore

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Graphcore in 3 CB Insights research briefs, most recently on Jul 6, 2023.

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Graphcore is included in 4 Expert Collections, including Unicorns- Billion Dollar Startups.


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Graphcore Patents

Graphcore has filed 188 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • parallel computing
  • microcontrollers
  • instruction processing
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Binary arithmetic, Computer arithmetic, Data management, Data types, Computer memory


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Binary arithmetic, Computer arithmetic, Data management, Data types, Computer memory



Latest Graphcore News

Graphcore Withdraws from China Due to the Impact of US Export Controls

Nov 23, 2023

Pandaily Add to FavoritesAdded to Favorites On November 23rd, Graphcore , the AI chip unicorn known as ‘British Nvidia’, faced another setback. The company will lay off most of its Chinese employees and halt sales in China. Graphcore has confirmed its decision to cease sales in China, citing the recent export control regulations imposed by the United States as a reason for restricting the company’s technology sales to China. ‘Unfortunately, this means we will significantly reduce our business in China,’ said a Graphcore spokesperson in an email, without disclosing the number of affected employees. Prior to this, Graphcore CEO Nigel Toon regarded China as a potential growth market, especially after Nvidia’s sales were restricted in China. In October of this year, Toon stated at the Bloomberg Technology Conference held in London that sales from China could account for ‘20% to 25%’ of his company’s business. Graphcore was founded in 2016 and specializes in designing semiconductors that support AI software. However, now Graphcore is facing difficulties. The company’s latest filings show a 46% decrease in revenue and an 11% increase in losses to $204.6 million in 2022. In October of last year, Graphcore disclosed the need to raise funds to sustain its operations. Since then, Graphcore has not announced any financing news.

Graphcore Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Graphcore founded?

    Graphcore was founded in 2016.

  • Where is Graphcore's headquarters?

    Graphcore's headquarters is located at 11-19 Wine Street, Bristol.

  • What is Graphcore's latest funding round?

    Graphcore's latest funding round is Incubator/Accelerator.

  • How much did Graphcore raise?

    Graphcore raised a total of $682M.

  • Who are the investors of Graphcore?

    Investors of Graphcore include Tech Nation Future Fifty, Molten Ventures, Baillie Gifford, Ontario Teachers', Schroders and 28 more.

  • Who are Graphcore's competitors?

    Competitors of Graphcore include TensTorrent, ChipIntelli, Intellifusion, Mythic, ArchiTek and 7 more.

  • What products does Graphcore offer?

    Graphcore's products include IPU.


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