Orquesta has raised €800.000 in its oversubscribed pre-seed funding round. The Amsterdam-based startup developed Europe’s first platform for the integration of various Large Language Models (LLMs), prompt engineering and configuration management. The company will officially launch its platform in November 2023. The funding round was led by Curiosity and supported by Spacetime (the investment office of Adriaan Mol), Golden Egg Check Capital, Koen Köppen, and other angel investors.
The rapid advancement in generative artificial intelligence and the emergence of Large Language Models (LLMs) have resulted in explosive growth in the number of companies utilizing this relatively new form of AI. The World Economic Forum even predicts that these tools, which harness both external and internal datasets to generate new content such as texts, summaries, translations, and input for chatbots, will replace 44% of today’s work activities by 2027. Based on these developments and predictions, Orquesta has developed cutting-edge technology that empowers Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) companies and software teams to efficiently manage complex prompts and seamlessly integrate, streamline, and monitor diverse LLMs in their business operations – all without the need for coding or having to maintain the complex and rapidly changing integrations. Orquesta is the first company to create such a platform in Europe.
Replacing a fragmented AI tech stack with one single gateway
LLM models are in a constant state of evolution, and research from McKinsey shows that organisations are struggling to keep up in a secure and scalable way. Founded by Sohrab Hosseini and Anthony Diaz, Orquesta offers SaaS companies a single gateway through which various LLM models, including those from OpenAI, Azure, Google, Hugging Face, and Cohere, can be directly integrated into their business operations.
All interactions and data are consolidated within one clear dashboard, simplifying the process of experimenting with different prompts in various models, as well as facilitating localization and personalization. In addition, the platform empowers clients of the technology startup to collect feedback directly from end users, domain experts and other AI models. These features, combined with real-time insight into performance and costs, makes for optimized results at all times, reducing SaaS companies’ release cycles from weeks to minutes, and minimizes the costs associated with experiments and production environments.
As Orquesta is a no-code platform, there is no programming work involved, which promotes efficiency and collaboration within software teams. Less time is required of the engineers, product management maintains the needed overview and internal domain experts can easily check if all interactions are accurate.
Orquesta prioritizes enterprise-grade security and privacy, providing organizations the tools to comply with EU regulations and build secure products.
€800.000 in pre-seed funding
Today, Orquesta announces the successful completion of its pre-seed funding round. A total of €800,000 was raised to fund the development and launch of the platform and gain market share in Europe, which is double the targeted amount. The round was led by Curiosity with Adriaan Mol’s investment office, Spacetime, as co-lead. In addition, Golden Egg Check Capital, Magnetic Fund, and various angel investors such as Koen Köppen (Mollie), Milan Daniels and Max Klijnstra (Otrium), and Arje Cahn (Bloomreach) participated.
“The accelerated development of new AI functionalities, leads to increased fragmentation, complexity and a need for speed within the technology landscape for our clients. This prevents the already scarce talent of our clients from focusing on strategic work and growth. With one LLM gateway, including all the necessary tooling, Orquesta is their partner to remain competitive.” says Sohrab Hosseini, co-founder of Orquesta. “We are very excited about the focus and multidisciplinary experience of the various VCs and Angels who match and support our level of ambition.”
Herman Kienhuis, managing partner of Curiosity: “The availability of Large Language Models (LLMs) offers tremendous opportunities. With Orquesta, Sohrab and Anthony have developed a no-code platform that allows companies to easily configure, test, and manage complex prompts and various LLMs, leading the way in the market to assist companies in the application of these new Generative AI technologies.”
“Due to the acceleration of AI capabilities and adoption, we expect the landscape of LLM providers and models to grow exponentially. Orquesta has built a best-in-class no-code platform that allows engineers to focus on their proprietary product and shorten release cycles instead of managing LLM integrations, configurations, and rules”, says Adriaan Mol, founder of Mollie, Messagebird en Spacetime.
Orquesta is set to officially launch its platform in the beginning of November 2023 and will be available for SaaS companies across Europe, North America, and Asia.
Orquesta was founded in 2022 by Sohrab Hosseini and Anthony Diaz, and offers SaaS companies a single, no-code gateway on which various LLM providers and models can be directly integrated into business operations. The platform unifies management of all prompts, simplifying customization, streamlining, experimentation, and providing real-time visibility into performance and costs. This makes LLM Ops clear and scalable, shortens customer release cycles and minimises costs for experiments and production environments. The platform will be officially launched in November 2023. For more information visit https://orquesta.cloud/.