Viso secures seed funding from Accel

Niederer Kraft Frey advised Accel on its investment in Viso.

Schaffhausen-based Viso has secured seed funding after being bootstrapped since it was founded in 2018. Accel led the round, which was joined by angel investors and prominent industry figures, such as Mehdi Ghissassi (DeepMind), Mihai Faur (UiPath), Remy Lazarovici (Celonis), James Isilay (Cognism) and Stef van Grieken (Cradle).

Viso is a low/no-code platform for computer vision applications. The company is filling a white space for a truly end-to-end solution. It is a horizontal platform that covers everything from collecting and annotating data to training and packaging models to building and monitoring applications. Since its public launch in 2022, Viso’s platform has attracted an impressive customer base across a range of geographies and use cases.

Accel investment in Viso is Accel’s first investment in Switzerland, and one of a growing family focused on real-world applications of AI – from Scale (series A financing led by Accel in 2017) and Rasa to recent investments, such as AssemblyAI and Synthesia.

The NKF team was led by Corporate/M&A and Technology partner Jacques Bonvin, working with partner Andrea Wuerzner, associate Naomi Loretz, junior associates Robert Deprez-Fernandes and Peter-Conradin Schreiber (all Corporate/M&A) and senior associate Livia Keller (Employment).