SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ViSenze, the artificial intelligence company powering visual commerce, today announced 2018 growth, which put the company at the front edge of the visual commerce industry. Founded in 2012, ViSenze is experiencing significant global expansion with offices in Singapore, China, the United Kingdom, the United States, South Korea, and Japan, over 80 employees, as well as global customers including leading retailers Rakuten, ASOS, Urban Outfitters, Zalora, and more. To date the company’s platform solutions have linked over 400 million products from over 800 major merchants and retailers on its global affiliate network. Much of the company’s growth is due to partnerships with smartphone manufacturers, as well as retailers and brands worldwide. With inspiration transpiring from primary sources of influence like social media or in everyday life prompting rapid growth in the usage of visual search, ViSenze is uniquely able to deliver against the rising global demand with its suite of solutions.
ViSenze’s latest partnership with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. in Southeast Asia and Oceania is the result of an extensive collaboration between the smartphone manufacturer and the AI technology provider. By integrating ViSenze’s advanced visual search capabilities, Samsung equips its mobile consumers in the Southeast Asia and Oceania region with a way to easily discover and purchase products using Shopping by Bixby Vision on various Samsung mobile devices. This is made possible by ViSenze’s automated visual commerce technology, which has the accuracy and speed required to meet consumers’ personalized shopping demands.
“Consumers are exposed to countless products in their everyday lives that inspire and empower them to explore new trends. Samsung is one of the first major companies to capitalize on this, recognizing how essential it is to ensure the path from discovery to purchase is effortless,” said Oliver Tan, CEO, ViSenze. “At ViSenze we work globally with some of the largest brands and retailers. Coupling this knowledge with our market-leading visual commerce technology, we are able to provide our partners with the insights and capabilities they need to find success with visual search and the commerce it’s driving each day.”
Leveraging ViSenze’s advanced visual commerce technology, partners such as Samsung can offer users a seamless shopping experience by allowing products to be discovered through images captured on mobile devices and to be purchased via mobile transactions. Visual commerce solutions enable mobile shoppers to seize inspirational moments instantaneously by enabling them to find the same or visually similar products directly on their devices from top retailers such as Rakuten, Urban Outfitters, Zalora, and more.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with one of the leaders in visual commerce technology, and making even more things happen for consumers in the Southeast Asia and Oceania region,” said Christopher Tarr, Head of Mobile Services & Partnerships, Samsung Southeast Asia & Oceania. “Thanks to ViSenze, customers in this region can now take mobile shopping to new heights via Shopping by Bixby Vision, which makes shopping easier than ever, via your camera. From inspiration to instant gratification – it is that simple.”
To date, fashion is the most common use case of visual search technology, yet, ViSenze has found that the technology is applicable to multiple categories including home decor, food and beverage, and more.
ViSenze powers visual commerce at scale for retailers and publishers. The company delivers intelligent image recognition solutions that shorten the path to action as consumers search and discover on the visual web. Retailers like Rakuten and ASOS use ViSenze to convert images into immediate product search opportunities, improving conversion rates. Media companies use ViSenze to turn any image or video into an engagement opportunity, driving incremental revenue.
Venture-backed by Rakuten, WI Harper, Gobi Partners, and Sonae IM, ViSenze is built by web specialists and computer scientists with deep machine learning and computer vision experience. ViSenze has offices in US, UK, China and Singapore. For more information please visit: http://visenze.com/