Industrial AI enterprise Detect Technologies raises US$28m in Series B funding led by Prosus Ventures

Industrial AI enterprise Detect Technologies raises $28m in Series B funding led by Prosus Ventures

  • The company gears to further expand its global footprint to fulfil the accelerating demand for industrial automation.  

India, July 14, 2022 – Detect Technologies, a leading AI-based SaaS enterprise, announced today that it raised US$28m in primary and secondary funding. Detect Technologies provides cloud-based applications to industries to automate and enhance the visibility of industrial risks and improve productivity. Prosus Ventures led this round with significant participation from existing investors Accel and Elevation Capital and continued support from other existing investors—Shell Ventures, Bharat Innovation Fund and Bluehill Capital.  

Detect Technologies has grown rapidly to become a leading industrial AI and SaaS enterprise. The company will utilise this capital to further expand and strengthen its sales and operations across international markets in North America and Europe. Operating in the fast-evolving space of AI, the company has also allocated funds for enriching its product suite. 

"Our vision is to provide actionable intelligence to help industries mitigate their risks while achieving their business objectives sustainably. I am happy that our customers report fewer HSE incidents and reduced unplanned downtimes with increased productivity. We are grateful for the confidence bestowed upon us by our investors and look forward to accelerating our market expansion," said Daniel Raj David, CEO and Co-founder of Detect Technologies

Ashutosh Sharma, Head of Investments, India, at Prosus Ventures, shared, "Frontline worker safety and asset productivity are massive unsolved global problems, with significant financial and ESG-related implications. Detect team has done a phenomenal job in building a machine learning-based, plug & play cloud solution to automate the detection of safety violations on a near real-time basis, which is reflected in their market leadership, quality of logos and the recent as well as expected scale up in the business. At Prosus Ventures, we are committed to backing SaaS companies, building truly unique solutions to solve real-world problems at scale. We are excited to participate in Detect's next growth phase and work closely with the founders to support their ambition to become global leaders in industrial automation solutions."

Industries are actively exploring comprehensive solutions to automate risk identification and reporting functions. Detect's client portfolio is growing globally across various industrial sectors. Increased visibility and actionable insights are helping organisations reduce their non-compliance to boost productivity and throughput.

"The industrial sectors have historically been challenged with lack of real-time data and insights to mitigate safety issues and loss of revenue from unplanned shutdowns. Detect has been at the forefront of solving these issues in large installations for large customers globally. At Accel, we continue to remain excited with the strides that the company has made in the year since we partnered with them and continue to deepen this relationship," added Barath Shankar Subramanian, Partner, Accel

Detect will be expanding its customer base in North America. The company has established a presence in Houston, TX, as its North American headquarters and has signed multi-year global contracts with Fortune 500 industries.

Mridul Arora, Partner, Elevation Capital, shared, 

"We're delighted to cement further our relationship with Detect in the next phase of their journey. Not only do they have a world-class tech platform, but they have also supplemented it with a strong execution muscle. Their enterprise-wide partnerships with Shell and numerous other global conglomerates are testimony to the quality of their solution and the high regard the industry holds them. We are sure the best is yet to come for Daniel, Tarun and team Detect."

About Detect Technologies  

Detect Technologies is an enterprise tech SaaS company that provides intelligence to Industries for mitigating high-consequence risks through a suite of cloud-based AI-powered applications. Detect has created a vast library of AI applications that mine out actionable insights from structured and unstructured data. These insights have helped industries improve workplace safety, monitor work processes effectively, increase the visibility of external risks on their infrastructure, and improve productivity. 

Contact information 

Email ID: [email protected]

Website link: www.detecttechnologies.com 


About Prosus:

Prosus is a global consumer internet group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating and investing globally in markets with long-term growth potential, Prosus builds leading consumer internet companies that empower people and enrich communities.

The group is focused on building meaningful businesses in the online classifieds, food delivery, payments and fintech, and education technology sectors in markets including India and Brazil. Through its ventures team, Prosus invests in areas including health, logistics, blockchain, and social commerce. Prosus actively seeks new opportunities to partner with exceptional entrepreneurs who are using technology to improve people’s everyday lives.

Every day, billions of customers use the products and services of companies that Prosus has invested in, acquired or built, including 99minutos,  Airmeet, Aruna, AutoTrader, Autovit.ro, Azos, BandLab, Bibit, Bilt, Biome Makers, Borneo, Brainly, BUX, BYJU'S, Bykea, Captain Fresh, Codecademy, Collective Benefits, Creditas, DappRadar, DeHaat, Detect Technologies, dott, EduMe, ElasticRun, eMAG, Endowus, Eruditus, EVERY, Facily, Flink, Foodics, Good Glamm Group, GoodHabitz, GoStudent, Honor, iFood, Imovirtual, IndiGG, Klar, Kovi, LazyPay, letgo, Luno, Mensa Brands, Meesho, merXu, Movile, Oda, OLX, Otodom, OTOMOTO, Oxford Ionics, PaySense, PayU, Pharmeasy, Platzi, Property24, Quick Ride, Red Dot Payment, Republic, Sharebite, Shipper, ShopUp, SoloLearn, SpotDraft, Stack Overflow, Standvirtual, Superside, Swiggy, Thndr, Tonik, Ula, Urban Company, Vegrow, Virgio, watchTowr, and Wayflyer.

Hundreds of millions of people have made the platforms of Prosus’s associates a part of their daily lives. For listed companies where we have an interest, please see: Tencent, Delivery Hero, Remitly, Trip.com, Udemy, Skillsoft, and SimilarWeb.

Today, Prosus companies and associates help improve the lives of more than two billion people around the world.

Prosus has a primary listing on Euronext Amsterdam (AEX:PRX) and secondary listings on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (XJSE:PRX) and a2X Markets (PRX.AJ). Prosus is majority-owned by Naspers.

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About Prosus

Prosus is a global consumer internet group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating and investing globally in markets with long-term growth potential, Prosus builds leading consumer internet companies that empower people and enrich communities.

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