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Luzia, an AI-assistant company, raises $10m in Series A funding round

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  • With the recent funding, Luzia aims to simplify daily tasks, boost productivity, and inspire users worldwide, challenging the way we interact with AI technology.

In a move that’s poised to reshape how we interact with AI technology, Luzia, an AI assistant hailing from Madrid, Spain, recently secured $10 million in Series A financing. Spearheading this investment is the renowned Khosla Ventures, along with contributions from key players like Pau Gasol via Gasol16 Ventures, A* Capital, Abstract Ventures, FJ Labs, and Globo Ventures, among others.

Luzia has a clear mission – to become the world’s most reliable and intelligent personal assistant. This free platform, available through WhatsApp and Telegram, already caters to nearly 17 million users globally. The magic happens when Luzia processes text or voice commands, providing responses that encompass transcriptions, translations, real-time images, all with a steadfast commitment to privacy and security. With over 900 million messages processed, Luzia leverages APIs from prominent names like OpenAI, Llama, and Kandinsky.

A Vision for the Future

This recent Series A funding is pivotal for Luzia, as it paves the way for significant expansion. The company plans to recruit top talent, expand into new markets, advance technological features, and optimize the user experience. A prominent part of this expansion strategy involves tapping into the U.S. market, following its successful engagement with international users.

Luzia was founded in 2023 by Álvaro Martínez Higes, Javier Andrés and Carlos Pérez. The CEO, Álvaro Higes, said the company is steadfast in its mission to bridge the technological divide and make AI accessible to everyone. With the financial backing and a growing user base, Luzia envisions a future where technology simplifies tasks, boosts productivity, and inspires users in ways they’ve never imagined.

This investment is a significant step for Luzia in fulfilling its mission as a company by bringing the power of artificial intelligence to more people and bridging the technological divide in the world. We’re excited to bring the best and most user-friendly global personal assistant to millions of people around the world and look forward to revolutionizing how they interact with technology, simplifying their tasks, boosting productivity and inspiring them in ways they’ve never imagined,” said Luzia CEO, Álvaro Higes.

Speaking on the funding, Adina Tecklu, partner at Khosla Ventures, said:

“We have been investing in various applications of generative AI across a wide range of areas. In Luzia, we have a team that deeply understands their Spanish and Portuguese consumer base and a product that is resonating with those customers as evidenced by their exciting early traction. We look forward to partnering with them as they expand their global reach.”

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What Lies Ahead

As AI continues to redefine our digital landscape, Luzia stands at the forefront of this revolution. Khosla Ventures and other investors believe in the promise of Luzia and its power to reshape how we engage with technology. With a strong foundation in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking market, Luzia is poised to capture even more hearts and minds as it expands its user base, transforming how we interact with AI technology one message at a time.

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