NEA Joins $9 Million Financing for Martian

Martian, a San Francisco, CA-based company providing Model Router, an orchestration layer solution that routes each individual query to the best LLM in real-time, raised $9M in funding.

Backers included NEA, Prosus Ventures, Carya Venture Partners, and General Catalyst.

The company intends to use the funds to expand operations hiring for senior ML Engineering and Senior Backend Engineering roles.

Co-founded by Co-CEOs Etan Ginsberg and Shriyash Upadhyay, Martian is advancing a Model Router API built using Model Mapping technology, which takes AI models (essentially complicated black boxes) and converts them into other forms that are simpler and easier to study. For example, AI models might be converted from numbers in matrices to human-readable programs. This lets Martian understand models and allows for tools to be built based around that understanding.