Luzia, the premier AI assistant designed to simplify tasks, boost productivity, and provide inspiration, has successfully closed a $10 million Series A funding round led by Khosla Ventures. The investment comes six months after the launch of Luzia and demonstrates the growing confidence of both Silicon Valley and international investors in the company’s vision and potential.
Prior funding rounds had already secured $3 million in funding from notable investors like Mike Santos of Technisys, Sean Ryan of Sean Investments LTD, and Grupo Proeduca.
Luzia’s mission is to serve as the most reliable and intelligent personal assistant, assisting users with their everyday tasks and inquiries. The platform, available through WhatsApp and Telegram contacts, caters to nearly 17 million users globally. Luzia has processed over 900 million messages, utilizing APIs from various companies, including OpenAI, Llama, and Kandinsky. The AI assistant provides answers, transcribes audio, translates multiple languages, generates real-time images, and prioritizes privacy and security, understanding and responding to both voice and text commands.
“This investment is a significant step for Luzia in fulfilling its mission by bringing the power of artificial intelligence to more people and bridging the technological divide in the world,” said Luzia CEO Álvaro Higes. “We’re excited to bring the best and most user-friendly global personal assistant to millions of people around the world and look forward to revolutionizing how they interact with technology, simplifying their tasks, boosting productivity, and inspiring them in ways they’ve never imagined.”
The funding will be used to recruit top talent, expand into new markets, enhance technological features, and optimize the user experience. With the recent funding and its strong user base, Luzia is now set to enter the U.S. market, a crucial step in its global expansion strategy.
“We have been investing in various applications of generative AI across a wide range of areas,” said Adina Tecklu, partner at Khosla Ventures. “In Luzia, we have a team that deeply understands their Spanish and Portuguese consumer base and a product that is resonating with those customers as evidenced by their exciting early traction. We look forward to partnering with them as they expand their global reach.”
Pau Gasol, Professional Basketball Hall of Famer and Investor in Luzia, expressed his pride in being part of the innovative project, emphasizing the importance of making artificial intelligence accessible to people…