SwitchOn, a Vision AI startup, has raised $4.2 million in a Series A funding round led by Singapore-based fund Axilor Ventures, along with participation from Pi Ventures and several angel investors. The company plans to use the funding to continue its growth in India, expand internationally, hire personnel in sales and technology, and invest in research and development. SwitchOn offers an AI platform that helps manufacturing industries improve product quality by reducing defects. Its flagship product, DeepInspect, uses deep-learning quality control models to identify complex surface defects with over 99% accuracy, according to the startup. Some of its customers include Unilever, ITC, and SKF. SwitchOn is a vision AI startup that offers its flagship product, DeepInspect, to help manufacturing industries reduce defects and improve product quality. The platform allows customers like Unilever, ITC, SKF, and others to train deep-learning quality control models within hours. With DeepInspect, manufacturers can identify complex surface defects quickly and achieve superhuman accuracy of over 99%. The platform requires less than 200 good images to train AI models, enabling manufacturers to adopt and completely automate their quality inspection and deploy hundreds of SKUs within days.
Axilor Ventures is an early-stage seed fund and startup accelerator founded by Infosys co-founders Kris Gopalakrishnan and SD Shibulal. Its portfolio of companies includes various startups such as Loco, Cash Positive, SquadStack, BizzTM, SigTurple, CapGrid Solutions, Reshamandi, and FreshR, among others.