Invoke AI, an Atlanta, GA-based maker of open-source generative artificial intelligence (AI) software for artist and creative teams, raised $3.75M in Seed funding.
The round was led by Storm Ventures, with participation by SignalFire and Universe Software.
The company intends to use the funds to expand the support of the open-source software project’s community of architects, ad agencies, artists, game designers, graphic and product designers, build out the technology and bring to market an enterprise SaaS platform for professional creative teams, and expand a Generative AI ecosystem that equips visual artists and creatives with the latest in AI research.
Led by CEO Kent Keirsey, Invoke AI is an open-source project with a mission to empower artists and their the process of professional creativity. It is working to promote ethical alignment and innovation within the industry, serving independent professionals and enterprises with its SaaS solution. With its incorporation of open-source research, Invoke empowers professional creatives and enterprises to equip their teams with the latest in Generative AI visual creative tools, streamline their workflow, and complete asset creation in seconds – using their own style, renders, sketches, and more – while maintaining complete ownership of their intellectual property and models.
Invoke AI currently integrates with openly-licensed diffusion models, like SDXL, which allow artists to opt out of having their works included in the training sets. Users of the tool range from game studios and agencies to architecture firms, who use their own designs and intellectual property to control and guide the AI during creation.