Adept is an AI startup that develops machine-learning models that let people interact with software using natural language commands.

Adept’s goal for developing capable AI systems is to unlock human potential and creativity at scale.

Adept was founded in 2022 by David Luan, Maxwell Nye, Augustus Odena, Erich Elsen, Anmol Gulati, Kelsey Szot, and Fred Bertsch. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.


Adept empowers knowledge workers with an AI teammate that can execute complex software workflows via a natural language interface. Adept’s flagship foundation model, ACT-1, is able to interpret high-level, natural language user requests on software tools, and perform tasks for them directly.


Adept's ACT-1 has the potential to lower the barrier to entry within the enterprise workforce and thus may yield greater inclusive prosperity.


Adept's products work hand-in-hand with the user, using a natural language interface to use existing software like Airtable, Photoshop, an ATS, Tableau, and Twilio. This ability fosters a collaborative, empowering, and user-centered experience and propels the generative AI frontier forward.


Adept is backed by General Catalyst, Spark Capital, Greylock, Addition, Atlassian Ventures, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Workday Ventures, Frontiers Capital, PSP Growth, SV Angel, A.Capital, and others. The company raised $350M as part of Series B round Mar 14, 2023. This brings Adept's total funding to $415M to date. The latest round mints Adept a unicorn with a valuation of $1B post-money.



  • Year founded: 2022
  • Funding Info: $415M over 2 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $1B as of Mar 14, 2023
  • City/Town: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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