Edinburgh machine learning specialist to add 100 jobs thanks to investment co-venture – The Scotsman

Edinburgh-headquartered Brainnwave has agreed a Series A investment worth Can$10.2 million (6m) with Hatch, one of the worlds most prominent engineering, project management and professional services firms.

The two outfits have formed a co-venture focusing on developing applications and products combining Brainnwaves machine learning and artificial intelligence-powered analytics platform with Hatchs extensive knowledge of the metals and mining, energy and infrastructure sectors.

It will also provide the Scots group with access to clients on a global scale. The funding will unlock a plan to grow Brainnwaves headcount by 100 people in highly skilled roles, while in parallel upscaling the firms Edinburgh and London locations.

Brainnwaves tech which is already used by the likes of William Grant & Sons, Aggreko and Metropolitan Thames Valley is said to combine data exploration and visualisation to rapidly improve decision-making capabilities.

Steve Coates, chief executive and co-founder of Brainnwave, said: This partnership made sense because both organisations are like-minded in their entrepreneurial approach, willingness to do things differently and challenge the status quo.

Alim Somani, managing director of Hatchs digital practice, added: Our partnership with Brainnwave helps us develop practical, innovative solutions for our clients challenges and accelerates our ability to deliver them quickly so that our clients can begin to reap the benefits.

The co-venture is to initially target two of what it sees as the worlds most pressing issues - climate change and urbanisation.

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