Hugging Face

Hugging Face is a leading conversational artificial intelligence with more than 200 million messages exchanged with users.

Hugging Face’s open-source framework Transformers has been downloaded over a million times.

Hugging Face was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in New York and Paris.


Hugging Face has built a mobile app that let you chat with an artificial BFF, a sort of chatbot for bored teenagers. More recently, the startup released an open-source library for natural language processing applications. And that library has been massively successful.


Hugging Face’s Transformers are being used by such as challenger bank Monzo for its customer support chatbot and Microsoft Bing. You can leverage Transformers for text classification, information extraction, summarization, text generation and conversational artificial intelligence.


Hugging Face is backed by Lux Capital, A.Capital, Betaworks, Richard Socher, Greg Brockman, Kevin Durant and others. The company raised $15M in a Series A financing on Dec 17, 2019. This brings Hugging Face's total funding to $20.2M to date.



  • Year founded: 2016
  • Funding Info: $20.2M over 3 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series A)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: New York
  • State: New York
  • Country: United States
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