Columbia Startup Lab Alum Apoorv Agarwal ’16SEAS Raises $12.6M Series A for TextIQ

From TechCrunch:

Text IQ, a machine learning system that parses and understands sensitive corporate data, has raised $12.6 million in Series A funding led by FirstMark Capital, with participation from Sierra Ventures. Text IQ  started as co-founder Apoorv Agarwal’s Columbia thesis project titled “Social Network Extraction From Text.” The algorithm he built was able to read a novel, like Jane Austen’s “Emma,” for example, and understand the social hierarchy and interactions between characters.
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