Blaize, formerly known as Thinci, is a groundbreaking deep technology company focused on making AI broadly accessible to enterprises and people.

Blaize leads new-generation computing unleashing the potential of AI to enable leaps in the value technology delivers to improve the way we all work and live.

Blaize was founded in 2010 by Dinakar Munagala, Satyaki Koneru, Ke Yin, & Val G. Cook. With headquarters in El Dorado Hills (CA), with teams in Campbell (CA), Cary (NC), and subsidiaries in Hyderabad (India), Leeds and Kings Langley (UK).


Blaize initially focused on “vision processors” to speed up sensor fusion tasks before expanding to datacenters, edge infrastructure, and enterprise client devices. It's 16-core chips — which deliver 16 TOPS of AI inference horsepower — enable concurrent execution of AI models while supporting heterogeneous compute-intensive workloads.


Blaize’s chips leverage graph computing and dynamic streaming to minimize non-computational data movement. Models can be built to integrate functions such as image signal processing, represented as graphs. And developers can build multiple models on a single architecture through to runtime.


Blaize's first commercial product began shipping in Q4 2020, and Blaize has “multiple” customer engagements with automotive OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, industrial systems integrators, independent software vendors, and end users.


Blaize is backed by Temasek, Franklin Templeton, DENSO, Daimler, SPARX Group, Magna, Samsung Catalyst Fund, GGV Capital, and others. The company raised $71M in Series D round on Jul 27, 2021. This brings Blaize's total funding to $136M to date.



  • Year founded: 2010
  • Funding Info: $136M over 3 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series D)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 201-500
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: El Dorado Hills
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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