Polar Rose develops facial recognition tech – gets $5 m funding

Sweden based Polar Rose, developer of automatic facial recognition with 3D modeling for visual search applications, today announced it has closed Series A round of funding. Polar Rose raised total of $5.1 million from Nordic Venture Partners (Copenhagen). Nordic ventures had recently funded ZYB about which I had written here.

“Bloom(TM) is a disruptive technology in the best sense of the word — we believe Bloom(TM) enables a revolution in how people sort and find photos of friends, celebrities or family,” said Nikolaj Nyholm, CEO of Polar Rose.

Polar Rose was founded with unique expertise in automatic 3D modeling and pattern recognition pioneered by the company’s founder and CTO, Dr. Jan Erik Solem.

Currently Polar Rose is in closed beta and will be officially launching its face matching product, called Bloom, later this year that will sort and add context to the Web of photos.

Polar Rose


2 Responses to “Polar Rose develops facial recognition tech – gets $5 m funding”

  1. LIVEdigitally » Blog Archive » Facial Recognition Firm Polar Rose gets funded! Says:

    […] They received $5 million Kroner US in funding, and if they can even pull off a rudimentary version of what they are promising, I can only envision a… yes… it’s coming… again… wait for it… rosy future!  More on the funding news today at Red Herring, StartupSquad, and Digital Media Wire. […]

  2. StartupSquad » Blog Archive » PolarRose beta - Discover people in your browser Says:

    […] Polar Rose had raised $5.1 million in venture funding from Nordic Venture Partners (Copenhagen)  last year. […]

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