Helsinki-based IPRally raises €10M to boost technology intelligence in the IP space

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The round is led by Endeit Capital together with previous investors Join Capital, Spintop Ventures and 

IPRally Technologies, the patent AI company based in Helsinki, Finland, today announces an A-round investment totalling €10M. Endeit Capital leads the round with the participation of previous investors Join Capital, Spintop Ventures and

The funds will allow IPRally to accelerate the company’s expansion and develop the product towards a complete one-stop shop for AI-driven patent research and competitive intelligence. 

IPRally enables Intellectual Property and R&D professionals to use proprietary AI to find, analyze, and classify patent information much more efficiently. In an industry where AI initiatives have been more or less black box systems, IPRally shifts the paradigm to explainable AI that puts the control in the hands of the user.

IPRally’s proprietary Graph Neural Network technology allows for technical and semantic understanding of the global patent data, making the searches less dependent on exact keywords and technical expertise. The outcomes are huge time savings, higher precision and better-informed IP, R&D and business decisions. 

Five years ago, we set out to take the pain points away from patent search and classification and to make it much faster and more accurate. Customer feedback shows that we’re outperforming the competition, and the industry has come to a point where transitioning to AI has become natural, if not inevitable.

With this investment, we can expand IPRally towards a more comprehensive patent insights platform that even more organizations can benefit from without relying on multiple systems.

We are also coupling our graph technology with generative AI technologies to overcome issues associated with generative transformers, such as GPT-4, to enable unparalleled performance and user experience in various conventionally tedious IP tasks.

said Sakari Arvela, CEO and Co-founder at IPRally. 
IPRally CEO, Sakari Arvela
IPRally CEO, Sakari Arvela

IPRally is Endeit Capital’s third Nordic investment from our third fund, led by our Stockholm office. We’re excited to work with IPRally based on our investment thesis of disrupting traditional industries with human-assisted AI.

The combination of the team’s in-depth knowledge of patent workflows and the power of their proprietary technology provides an incredible opportunity to change this industry.

The team’s Graph AI platform gained significant traction on an early version of the product, and I’m very much looking forward to working with Sakari, Juho and the team to help grow IPRally.

said Jelle-Jan Bruinsma, Partner at Endeit. 
Julia Flaig JOIN, Juho Kallio, CTO of IPRally, Sami Niemi, Spintop, Jelle-Jan Bruinsma, Endeit Capital, Sakari Arvela, CEO of IPRally
Julia Flaig JOIN, Juho Kallio, CTO of IPRally, Sami Niemi, Spintop, Jelle-Jan Bruinsma, Endeit Capital, Sakari Arvela, CEO of IPRally

Over the past three years, the company’s development pace has been astounding in terms of key features and state-of-the-art search accuracy. The product has been adopted by some of the most well-known companies in the world and is rapidly becoming an essential strategic tool for the IP industry.

said Sami Niemi, Partner at Spintop Ventures.