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About Dessa

Our mission is to help enterprises expand the boundaries of what’s possible for their businesses with AI. Our team catalyzes the value of AI for enterprise by designing and deploying customized tools and solutions equipped to thrive in the complex enterprise environments they’re built for.

About Dessa

Our Story

In 2016, we decided to start an AI company and call it, paying tribute to the incredible breakthroughs deep learning produced for the modern AI field. Since then, we’ve learned there’s a lot more to AI than just deep learning in our hands-on work with enterprises around the world. We believe deep learning is the beginning rather than the end of the AI journey we’re taking part in, which is why in 2018 we’ve changed our name to Dessa.


Dessa has its origins in the word ‘odyssey’, which means ‘epic journey’. For us, Dessa evokes the excitement of being on the entirely new kind of odyssey the world’s embarking on with AI. Making history with AI can’t happen overnight, and requires a long-term commitment to cleverness, curiosity and continuous learning. At Dessa, we’re striving to be the company that catalyzes success for those ready to embark on their AI journey.

Our team: championing courage and curiosity

Dessa has a diverse (and growing!) team made up of machine learning boffins, theoretical physicists, mechatronists, art historians, serial entrepreneurs, and computer engineers.

Leadership Team Machine Learning Engineering Enterprise Solutions Business Development Marketing & Communications People & Operations

Alex Krizhevsky

Technical Advisor

Stephen Piron

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Eric Lee

Co-Founder & Co-CEO

Ragavan Thurairatnam

Co-Founder & Chief of Machine Learning

Vincent Wong

Co-Founder & COO

Matthew Killi