Sighthound Acquires Boulder AI

By Sean Patton, Published Jun 24, 2021, 10:36am EDT

Sighthound says they are going to make a number of acquisitions and have started with deep learning startup Boulder AI, which was briefly run by ex-Avigilon executive Bryan Schmode.

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We spoke to Sighthound's CEO and Boulder's CEO, and in this note, we share feedback from both, examine the impact on Sighthound and Boulder, and address their plans for growth.

First ***** ***********

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************* ** *********** **** ** ***** first ***** ***********, *******, reported ******** *********** ** his ******** **** *******,*****, ** ********* ********* as * ****** ** strengthen *********** *** *********** capabilities. ** **** ** the *********** *******'**** ****** ****** ******** *** ** Sighthound, * ******** ********** filled ** *******.

********** **** **** ****** more ************ ** ****, focusing ** "******** ** complementary *********", ** *** field ** ***** *********, with ********** *** **** specific ************/******* *** *********.

Private ******* - ********** *** *********

*** ********* ******* ** the *********** *** *******, Sighthound ********* **** ********* funded ** *** ******** of ********** *** *** private *********:

**********'* ******** ********** ******* and ***** ****** **% of *** *********, ***** and *****, ***** ****** for ****** $****. *** company's ******* ***** **** a *********** ** **** success *** *** ******* investors *** ***** *** successful ***** ******.

*** ***** ** *** transaction *** ***********.

Growth ********

********** **** **** *** 25-30 ********* *********-******* ********* prior ** *** ***********, and **** *** ********* all ********* ** *******, which ****** *** ***** total ******** ***** ** ~45.

**** ********* **** ***** 2019 *** * "************" year, **** *** ***** cuts ** ***** ****, partially *** ** *********** in *** ****** *** to *** ********, *** saw ***** ***** *********** in ***** **** **** their ******** ******** ****; primarily ** ***** ********/****** redaction *** *** *********. Sighthound ***** ********* ****** from *** *********** **** camera *** *** *********, and **** *** *********** and ******* ************ ********* looking *** ***.

Boulder ** ********

*** ****** *********** ******* ** ** early ****, ** ***** and ****** * *********** camera *** **** ******-******* video ********* ************. *** company *** ********* ************ and ******** ***** *&* and *********** **** **** Sureworks ***********, ***** *** also *** ** ****.

******************* **** ** ***** analytics ******** ** *** 2020 **** ******** ****; highlighting *** ****** **** learning ******, ** ****, and *****-***** ******** ********* for ***** ****/******* ************:

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**** *** ***-**** ****** appeal **** ****** *******'* biggest **********, **** ******* reporting **** *** ******-********* analytics ********* *** ***** city ******* ***** **** tens ** ******** ** thousands ** *******.

Schmode ***

***** ************* **-******** ************** ************* *** **** **** a ****, **** **** not **** ** **************'* "*** *****" ***** IPVM ********* ** *** time:

**** **** **** ****** plans **** *******'* ******* niche ********, ********** **** they *** ****** *** hundreds ** ******** ** annual ******* ** '*********** far ****'.

********** ******** ** ******* about ******* *** ******** Boulder ** *****.

Transitioning ** **** / ********* ******** ********

********** **** ***** ***** model ** ***** ************* from ********* ******* *** services, *** ****** **** to **** ************* *** its *** ******** *******. While **** ******** **** hardware ***** *** ********* a ***-**** ********, **** have ******** ******** **** customers *** ********-**-*-******* *** emphasized **** *** *** building * ******** ****-** model **** ******** **********-******* AI *******/*****.

"Programmable ***" - ******* ***** ** *********** ******** *******

********** **** **** **** got ****-******* *** *+ years **** ***** ******** focus ** ** **** video ********, **** *** focusing ** *** *********** and **************** ** ***** platform ** *** ** different ************. **** **** be ************* ******* ** hardware ** ***** ****** but ********** **** *** not ***** ** ******* Boulder ********, *** ******* standards *** ********* ******* and **** *********** (****, Docker, *******, ******* *******, etc):

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********** **** **** **** been **** ********** **** integrators/customers **** * ****** vertical ************** ******* ********** modules (*.*. **** *********) can ** *** ** the ********** ** ** existing *********, ** ***** a ***** *******.

Verkada ******** / *******

**** **** ******* ******** that ********** ****** ******* as * ******** *** declined ** ******* *** promptly ******* ******* **** their *******. ***** ** a ********* **** ******:

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**********, ** ***, *** been ********** ***** *** unknown ** *** ***** surveillance ********. ** **** continue ** ******* ***** analytics ********* (***** ***** are **** ***** **** open ** ***** **), they ***** ****** ****. However, **** *** **********'* experienced ****, **** ***** do **** **** ***** of *********** **** *********.

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**** **** ******* ******** that ********** ****** ******* as * ******** *** declined ** ******* *** promptly ******* ******* **** their *******.

******* **** **** ****** about **?

*** **** ********* ** comment ***** **** ****?

****'* *****.

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** **********, ** ***'* know *** **** ******* it ******* **** *** not *******.

** *******, ******, **** companies **** ** **** who ***** ********* ***, to ******* ******* *****. Alternatively *** ******* ***** have **** ** ***** or ******* ***** **** used ********* ********** *** not *******.

***** * ** *** surprised **** ******* **, I ***'* **** *** they *** **.

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******* **** **** ****** about **?

** ****'* ****? *** didn't ************ ****** **** question.

* ******* ***** **** crawl ** *** ******* machine (*** ****) *** it *** ****** ****, so ** ******** *** happen **** ***** **** mentioned ** ** ****.

******** ** - *** then ********* ** *** why ** * ***** thing ** **, ***.

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