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Founded Year



Series B | Alive

Total Raised


Last Raised

$70M | 1 yr ago



About Sama

Sama provides accurate data for ambitious AI. Its training data platform develops accurate machine learning models specializing in image, video, and sensor data annotation and validation for machine learning algorithms in industries including transportation, retail and e-commerce, consumer and media, MedTech, manufacturing and robotics, and agriculture. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Headquarters Location

2017 Mission Street Suite 301

San Francisco, California, 94110,

United States


ESPs containing Sama

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Emerging Tech / Artificial Intelligence

Well-labeled training data is the foundation of AI projects, such as teaching an autonomous car to identify pedestrians and traffic signs or a diagnostic system to differentiate between normal and anomalous medical scans. Companies in this space are streamlining a traditionally human-intensive workflow with AI-assisted labeling platforms.

Sama named as Leader among 14 other companies, including V7, Scale AI, and Hive.

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Expert Collections containing Sama

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Sama is included in 5 Expert Collections, including Digital Health.


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Latest Sama News

Saudi Central Bank engages with fintechs and banks on CBDC

Jan 26, 2023

9 minutes ago 0 The Saudi Central Bank is running tests on a domestic wholesale digital currency in collaboration with local banks and fintechs. The project is in line with several central banks CBDC initiatives across the globe and as part of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency's (Sama) ongoing research and experimentation on CBDC. During this phase, the project will explore CBDC economic impact, market readiness, and potential robust and fast applications of a CBDC-based payment system. In addition, the central bank is aiming to get a handle on policy, legal and regulatory considerations before moving to the next phase. The Governor of Sama Fahad Almubarak says that it has engaged both local banks and fintechs, as well as other market players and third party consulting and technology providers, to gain a better understanding of CBDC's functionality and to test various design options. Sama in 2019 successfully conducted CBDC experiment 'Project Aber' in collaboration with the Central Bank of the UAE to examine whether distributed ledger technology could contribute to seamless cross-border payments. Sama stresses that although no decision has been made regarding the introduction of CBDC in the Kingdom, it continues to focus on exploring the benefits and potential risks. Related Companies

Sama Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Sama founded?

    Sama was founded in 2008.

  • Where is Sama's headquarters?

    Sama's headquarters is located at 2017 Mission Street, San Francisco.

  • What is Sama's latest funding round?

    Sama's latest funding round is Series B.

  • How much did Sama raise?

    Sama raised a total of $84.84M.

  • Who are the investors of Sama?

    Investors of Sama include BlueCrest Partners, Ridge Ventures, Bestseller Foundation, Rubio Impact Ventures, Salesforce Ventures and 8 more.

  • Who are Sama's competitors?

    Competitors of Sama include V7, Dataloop, Superb AI, Hasty, Mindflow Technolgy,, Labelbox, AIMMO, CrowdWorks, SuperAnnotate and 22 more.

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