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Glass Imaging Announces $9.3M Extended Seed Funding Round Led By GV (Google Ventures)

Written by
Ziv Attar
Published on
February 8, 2024

AI Imaging Technology Company Launches Software For OEMs to

Extract Full Image Quality Potential on All Smartphones

February 8, 2024 - Los Altos, CA - Glass Imaging, the company harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to revolutionize image quality on smartphone cameras, today announced a new $9.3M extended Seed funding round led by GV (Google Ventures) and joined by Future Ventures, Abstract Ventures and LDV Capital. The company also announced the release of independently tested and validated software, GlassAI, for smartphone manufacturers to enhance resolution and image clarity on current and future devices.  

“Our proprietary GlassAI technology is a profound evolution in computational photography,” said Ziv Attar, Founder and CEO, Glass Imaging. “We train custom neural networks to unlock the full potential of smartphone cameras, delivering resolution and clarity that were previously unimaginable.”

“With GlassAI, we harness the power of edge artificial intelligence to process and enhance raw image burst data on individual smartphone cameras,” said Tom Bishop, Ph.D., Founder and CTO, Glass Imaging. “Our restoration networks correct optical aberrations and sensor issues while efficiently removing noise, and outperform traditional Image Signal Processing (ISP) pipelines at fine texture recovery. They produce truly stunning ultra-detailed results across light levels and across the zoom range.”

Glass Imaging’s latest funding round follows an initial Seed investment in 2021 led by LDV Capital along with GroundUP Ventures.

“Glass Imaging’s co-founding team has deep entrepreneurial roots and decades of startup leadership experience, and we are excited to work with the team as they enter this next growth phase,” said Erik Nordlander, General Partner, GV. “Tom Bishop and Ziv Attar have a clear vision for the future of imaging technology where all Glass-enabled smartphone cameras will surpass the quality and clarity of traditional DSLRs.”

Glass Imaging today is also announcing the availability of its independently tested software for smartphone manufacturers. Glass works with OEMs to train and deploy GLASS AI modes on existing and upcoming smartphone camera hardware to significantly enhance and improve image quality on any device.

DXOMARK, the world-leading quality evaluation laboratory, recently tested GlassAI technology on a Motorola Edge 40 Pro device and the results were an increase in the DXOMARK Tele score by almost 2X, surpassing the image quality of the iPhone 15 Pro Max on this specific attribute. The GlassAI powered Motorola device saw massive improvements in detail preservation, effective resolution and noise reduction, boosting its performance by 50 points on the Tele score, reaching the top 15 among all smartphones of DXOMARK database.

“We put smartphone cameras through a rigorous testing process to measure performance across a number of conditions and use cases,” said Frédéric Guichard, CEO & CTO, DXOMARK. “Our tests show that the addition of GlassAI technology significantly improved the Tele image quality on the device we’ve tested and reduced noise indoors and outdoors.”

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About Glass Imaging

Glass Imaging was founded by Ziv Attar and Tom Bishop, Ph.D, former Apple engineers who led the team and created the technology behind the iPhone’s Portrait Mode. Their mission with Glass is to revolutionize the quality of compact camera systems on smartphones, and close the gap with professional DSLR and mirrorless cameras. The broader Glass team has expertise across Optical Engineering, Computational Imaging, Deep Learning and efficient Computer Vision algorithms. Glass is currently developing licensable IP, including GlassAI, across novel camera architectures and software based solutions. Exploiting the power of Edge AI chips present in today’s devices, the company’s GlassAI software can be tailored for any current or new camera to deliver photo quality far exceeding those shipped by OEMs. Glass is also using this technology to enable a new class of optical hardware designs that overcome limitations of traditional camera architectures.


DXOMARK is a French technology company and the international leader in the quality assessment of smartphone cameras, display, audio and battery, and other professional and consumer electronics. For more information about DXOMARK: