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Company Profile: was founded in 2020 by Ajay Bulusu, Gaurav Bubna and Shaolin Zheng. All three founders are former employees of Southeast Asian ride hailing giant, Grab.

Our mission is to be the world’s most hyperlocal AI company. The challenges in AI-driven areas like mapping, NLP, content moderation and facial-recognition become bigger in emerging markets, due to hyperlocal nuances and language and geospatial infrastructure challenges. This renders many AI solutions inefficient when they are put to use in the developing world.

Product Description:

Nextbillionmaps, is an AI-powered total mapping solution that provides enterprises with customisable features like routing, navigation, direction and distance matrix.  It uses AI tooling capabilities that support map data curation and maintenance. It uses open-source data combined with proprietary client data. This makes solutions for the logistics, transport, ride-hailing, delivery and e-commerce industry efficient and affordable.