About us

We’re an AI native product company, advancing the way humans discover and create knowledge.

Our story

The perfect moment

In 2021, renowned AI researchers Maithra Raghu and Fabio Petroni were busy deepening their expertise in similar fields, but on different sides of the planet. Maithra was at Google Brain in Mountain View, CA, working on neural network training, while Fabio was at Meta AI in London, leading research breakthroughs in Knowledge Intensive NLP such as Language Models as Knowledge Bases? and the original RAG paper.

Meanwhile, other developments in AI opened up an opportunity to transform the problem space our founders know so well: knowledge-intensive workflows.

An email made its way from Silicon Valley to Europe and, some weeks later, Samaya AI was born.

Samaya is a Sanskrit word, meaning “the appointed or proper time for doing something”.

We seized the moment to assemble a best-in-class team. Next, we got to work building a solution from the ground up - starting with a deep understanding of domain experts and their needs.

Samaya AI mission
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Meet the team

  • Maithra Raghu
    Founder & CEO
    Maithra Raghu, PhD
    Previously
    Google Brain
  • Fabio Petroni
    Founder & CTO
    Fabio Petroni, PhD
    Previously
    Meta AI
  • Michele Bevilacqua
    Technical Team
    Michele Bevilacqua, PhD
    Previously
    Meta AI
  • Ashwin Paranjape
    Technical Team
    Ashwin Paranjape, PhD
    Previously
    Stanford
  • Anna Cavolowsky
    Operations Lead
    Anna Cavolowsky
    Previously
    NASA
  • Flavio Carvalho
    Technical Team
    Flavio Carvalho
    Previously
    Informa
  • Megan Leszczynski
    Technical Team
    Megan Leszczynski, PhD
    Previously
    Google
  • Suharsh Sivakumar
    Engineering Manager
    Suharsh Sivakumar
    Previously
    Google
  • Vadim Nikulin
    Technical Team
    Vadim Nikulin
    Previously
    Meta
  • Merlin Mason
    Technical Team
    Merlin Mason
    Previously
    Founder mo.work
  • Christos Baziotis
    Technical Team
    Christos Baziotis, PhD
    Previously
    Meta AI (FAIR)
  • Mingyi Yang
    Technical Team
    Mingyi Yang
    Previously
    Square
  • Jack Hessel
    Technical Team
    Jack Hessel, PhD
    Previously
    Allen Institute for AI
  • Jack Santos Silva
    Annotation Manager
    Jack Santos Silva
    Previously
    Lionbridge
  • Bram Mulders
    Platform Engineer
    Bram Mulders
    Previously
    ASML
  • Yuhao Zhang
    Technical Team
    Yuhao Zhang, PhD
    Previously
    AWS AI
  • Andrea Cortoni
    Technical Team
    Andrea Cortoni
    Previously
    Tesla
  • Jeffrey Tha, CFA
    Business Development
    Jeffrey Tha, CFA
    Previously
    JPMorgan
  • Cat Stevenson
    Operations Lead
    Cat Stevenson
    Previously
    Synova
  • Kristen Hofstetter
    Technical Recruiter
    Kristen Hofstetter
    Previously
    Google
  • Sandra Altug
    Technical Recruiter
    Sandra Altug
    Previously
    Meta AI
  • Roberto Dessi
    Technical Team
    Roberto Dessi, PhD
    Previously
    Meta AI
  • Alessandro Spinosi
    Product Designer
    Alessandro Spinosi
    Previously
    DAZN
  • Zuo Wang
    Technical Team
    Zuo Wang
    Previously
    Tesla
  • Alex Baranov
    Technical Team
    Alex Baranov
    Previously
    Headspace

Our values

As our company grows, it’s important we stay true to our founding principles.

  • Humans first

    Humans first

    Humans are at the heart of everything we do. We build tools that supercharge our users.

  • Many voices, one team

    Many voices, one team

    We’re passionate about collaboration, and welcome diverse perspectives to get us to the best solutions.

  • Endless curiosity

    Endless curiosity

    We’re constantly asking questions to deepen our understanding of the problem.

Careers

Work with us

Join our world class team

When we say we’re the best to work with, we mean it.

Open positions
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Investors

We're backed by Gen AI leaders

Eric Schmidt (lead)
AI Grant
Air Street Capital
Anne Wojcicki
Christopher Manning
David Siegel
Diane Greene
Jeff Dean
Jeff Hammerbacher
Jeff Wilke
Khosla Ventures
Mark Cuban
Martin Chavez
Ram Shriram
Vento (Exor)
Yann LeCun

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