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Perplexity AI Launches iOS Version of Conversational Answer Engine, Announces $25.6M Series A Round

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Perplexity AI, the conversational AI-powered answer engine on the cutting edge of results accuracy and transparency, today announced the release of its iOS application, which is now available for immediate download on the App Store.

Fincing led by New Enterprise Associates, with participation from Databricks Ventures and existing angel investors Elad Gil, co-founder of Mixer Labs/Color Health, Nat Friedman, former CEO of GitHub, Bob Muglia, former CEO of Snowflake and President of Microsoft, and Paul Buchheit, creator of Gmail.

Prior investors include Yann LeCun, VP and Chief AI Scientist at Meta, Andrej Karpathy, founding member of OpenAI and former Head of Tesla AI, Amjad Masad, Founder and CEO of Replit, Oriol Vinyals, VP of Research at DeepMind, and Clem Delangue, Founder and CEO of HuggingFace, among others.

Perplexity AI transforms how people search for and interact with the internet by providing concise, fully cited answers in real-time.

Unlike traditional search engines, which direct users to lists of existing web pages heavily influenced by SEO and advertising, Perplexity’s responses are formed entirely within the context of the questions posed, with a strict emphasis on accuracy and transparency.

The company has seen strong momentum in its web product offerings, with 10 million monthly visits and 2 million unique visitors in February alone.

Previously available through the company’s website and as a Chrome Web Store extension, the new iOS app allows Perplexity to introduce new features such as user sign-in for personalization, persistent search history, and social sharing. mation.

Perplexity AI, founded in 2022 by former members of OpenAI, Meta, Quora, Bing, and Databricks, is the creator of the world’s first generally available conversational answer engine that draws in real-time from credible sources and directly answers users’ questions with sourcing and citations.

The company’s mission is to provide people with concise and reliable information.New Enterprise Associates, Inc. NEA is a global venture capital firm that assists entrepreneurs in building transformational businesses across multiple stages, industries, and geographies.

Founded in 1977, NEA has more than $25 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2022, and invests in technology and healthcare companies at all stages of their lifecycle, from seed to IPO.

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