About Hazy

Who we are

Hazy is a UCL AI spin-out backed by top tier investors including Microsoft (M12), Notion, Albion and Amadeus Capital. It was founded in early 2017 by Harry Keen (CEO), James Arthur (CTO) and Dr Luke Robinson (CSO).

Hazy was initially incubated by Post Urban Ventures and the Cylon cyber security accelerator before raising pre-Seed funding led by AI Seed and the UCL Technology Fund. The company has received funding from Innovate and the MoD and is supported by Professor Anthony Finkelstein, the Chief Scientific Adviser for National Security to the UK Government.

In June 2018 Hazy won the $1 million Microsoft Innovate.AI prize for the best AI startup in Europe. This came with investment from M12 and Notion, shortly followed by a Seed funding round with additional investors including Nationwide, Pentland and Amadeus Capital.

Vision

Hazy sees a broad cultural shift in the way companies need to use and manage data.

It is increasingly critical for companies to innovate with data. However, it is no longer culturally acceptable to play fast and loose with it. Companies in highly regulated sectors like financial services need to balance the need for data innovation with the challenges of responsible data management.

Strategy

Hazy helps companies innovate with their data whilst also treating it responsibly.

Hazy does this using transformation new synthetic data generation technology that helps companies unlock data innovation whilst also protecting privacy and security.