Hugging Face

Hugging Face is the fastest growing community & most used platform for machine learning.

Hugging Face is on a mission to advance and democratize artificial intelligence through open source and open science.

Hugging Face was founded in 2016 by Clement Delangue, alongside Julien Chaumond and Thomas Wolf. The company is headquartered in New York, with an office in Paris.


Hugging Face offers a number of data science hosting and development tools, including a GitHub-like hub for AI code repositories, models and datasets, as well as web apps to demo AI-powered applications. It also provides libraries for tasks like dataset processing and evaluating models in addition to an enterprise version of the hub that supports software-as-a-service and on-premises deployments.


Hugging Face's paid functionality includes AutoTrain, which helps to automate the task of training AI models; Inference API, which allows developers to host models without managing the underlying infrastructure; and Infinity, which is designed to increase the speed with which an in-production model processes data.


Hugging Face claims to have 10,000 customers and more than 50,000 organizations on the platform. The company's  model hub hosts over 1 million repositories.


Hugging Face is backed by Lux Capital, Sequoia, Coatue, Google, Amazon, Nvidia, Intel, AMD, Qualcomm, IBM, Salesforce, Addition, Sound Ventures, A.Capital, Betaworks, AIX Ventures, Cygni Capital, Kevin Durant, Olivier Pomel, and others. The company raised $235M in a Series D round on Aug 24, 2023. This brings Hugging Face's total funding to $395.2M to date. The latest round more than doubled the company's valuation to $4.5B, from its previous $2B attained after Series C in May 2022.



  • Year founded: 2016
  • Funding Info: $395.2M over 6 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series D)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 201-500
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $4.5B as of Aug 24, 2023
  • City/Town: New York
  • State: New York
  • Country: United States
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