Global Mobile Commerce Enabler, DOCOMO Digital To Strengthen Its Focus On Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning

Global Mobile Commerce Enabler, DOCOMO Digital To Strengthen Its Focus On Artificial Intelligence And Machine Learning.

The European based operation of the leading Japanese mobile operator NTT DOCOMO, announced its new investment in Arkera the leading artificial intelligence platform.

 

DOCOMO Digital, together with XTX Markets announced its involvement in the new fundraising round of £4,000,000 for Arkera, the leading artificial intelligence platform. Arkera will use the funds to further invest in its market-leading machine learning platform and to expand its footprint globally.

Since 2013, DOCOMO Digital, through its start-up acceleration program b-ventures supports and develops the next generation of innovators. The program focusses on early and seed stage start-ups operating in the mobile payment, advertising and content sectors by leveraging on professional experience and international network and offers start-ups the opportunity to work with leading mentors and industry experts, as well as a fast track to strategic partners, industry investors, business angels and venture capital funds.

“We are very focused on collaborating with start-ups developing artificial intelligence and machine learning platforms for the DOCOMO Digital portfolio targeted at big data driven digital marketing services – commented Hiroyuki Sato, CEO of DOCOMO Digital – This investment underscores our belief in the team and the strategic opportunity for value creation through machine learning in the investment space. We look forward to partnering with Arkera for their next stage of innovation and expansion Arkera’s successful funding round underscores the increasing momentum and desire in using machine learning technologies in the financial sector”.

Founded in 2015 by Vinit Sahni and Nav Gupta, Arkera helps financial institutions increase revenues by empowering their clients to make exciting investment decisions they never imagined. Using extensive financial expertise and Artificial Intelligence, the Arkera app connects real world events directly to investment products, driving trading volumes.