share Secures $2.5 Million to Revolutionize Equity Research with AI Co-Founders
Preeti Bali / 1:19 pm / April 17, 2024, a pioneering Artificial Intelligence (AI) company headquartered in New York, has secured $2.5 million in seed funding. This investment marks a significant step forward in their mission to reshape equity research within the financial sector.

Investment Led by Prominent Firms and Individuals

The funding round was spearheaded by leading venture capital firms SVQuad and Inventus Capital, demonstrating their confidence in’s potential. Additional contributions came from DeVC and a distinguished group of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, including Mohit Aron (Founder of Cohesity/Nutanix), Vetri Vellore (Founder of, and Mohan Kumar (Managing Partner at Avataar Ventures). Notably, participation from Wall Street executives further underscores the industry’s interest in’s innovative approach.

AI-Powered Platform for Extracting Insights from Public Filings is dedicated to transforming how equity research analysts work. Their solution equips analysts in hedge funds, mutual funds, and investment banks with an advanced AI platform. This platform, powered by’s proprietary deep reasoning technology called Pine-LLM, analyzes and interprets data from public company filings, extracting valuable insights for informed decision-making.

Excited Leadership Expects Growth

Deepak Sharma, Co-Founder and CEO of, expressed his enthusiasm about the funding, stating, “Securing $2.5 million from top Silicon Valley investors is a major accomplishment for us. These funds will accelerate our product development efforts and allow us to expand our engineering team in both Bangalore and the United States. We are committed to attracting the most talented engineers to join our team.”

Founders with Deep Expertise boasts a leadership team with a wealth of experience and knowledge. Deepak Sharma, an alumnus of IIT-BHU, spearheads the company as CEO. The Chief Business Officer is Ankit Varmani, who has over 15 years of expertise on Wall Street. The Head of Artificial Intelligence and founding engineer, Avijit Thawani, contributes his knowledge of generative AI/LLMs from his doctoral studies at USC.

Investor Confidence in’s Technology

BV Jagadeesh, Founding Managing Partner at SVQuad, expressed his support for the collaboration, stating, “Financial research analysts grapple with the challenge of extracting meaningful insights from vast amounts of data to make accurate investment decisions. PineGap’s founders, armed with deep domain knowledge, are tackling this complex problem using cutting-edge Generative AI technology. At SVQuad, we are thrilled to partner with and contribute our extensive operational experience to propel their growth into a leading and enduring force in the market.”

Delivering a Valuable Product to the Industry

Ankit Varmani elaborated on the company’s goals, stating, “The funds raised in this seed round will empower us to deliver a compelling AI product that the financial industry can rely on and seamlessly integrate into their existing workflows.”’s successful funding round and innovative approach position them as a strong contender to revolutionize equity research with the power of artificial intelligence.

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