Mashable, Jan 6, 2011, Jennifer Van Grove
If the name Clever Sense doesn't ring a bell, that's likely because the nearly three year-old Mountain View-based startup has been operating under the radar for much of its existence, bootstrapped by co-founder Babak Pahlavan.
The company is applying artificial intelligence to location-based services and is readying a big release of its first product, Seymour, for iPhone and Android. It is expected toward the end of the first quarter. Clever Sense has also raised roughly $1.5 million in financing, is aggressively going after more funds, has four Ph.Ds on staff and has scored a renowned advisor in Stanford Professor Jeff Ullman, who was the Ph.D advisor to Google co-founder Sergey Brin. As such, Clever Sense is a name that you will know soon enough.
So, what is it and what does it do? "Clever Sense is an artificial intelligence-based, context-aware platform for location-based services. It's the culmination of artificial intelligence, machine learning and data learning," explains Pahlavan.