$16M Raised to Identify Deepfakes and Identity Impersonations

Welcome to another episode of The SaaS CFO Podcast! Today, we're thrilled to have Michael Matias, the dynamic CEO and co-founder of Clarity, join us. With a fascinating background in offensive cybersecurity from his time in the IDF and a multidisciplinary approach encompassing AI, behavioral economics, and deepfakes, Michael has a wealth of knowledge to share. 

In this episode, Michael dives into his journey, from working on AI and cybersecurity at Stanford to co-founding Clarity—a deep tech startup focused on identifying and combating deepfakes. He elaborates on Clarity's innovative solutions, ranging from infrastructure-driven APIs to enterprise use cases like video conferencing authentication. 

Michael also opens up about Clarity's growth, their recent $16 million seed round, and the challenges of navigating an emerging market. He discusses the importance of creating real value, focusing on the pain points of deepfake threats, and the evolving landscape of digital media trust. Whether you're a founder, investor, or someone intrigued by the future of cybersecurity and AI, this episode is packed with insights you won't want to miss. 

So, get ready to explore the cutting-edge world of deepfake detection and the future of digital trust with Michael Matias on The SaaS CFO Podcast. Tune in now! 

Show Notes:  

00:00 Michael Matias, CEO of Clarity, multidisciplinary background. 

05:38 Israeli AI and cybersecurity startup with US presence. 

10:09 Quickly attracted top talent, investors, and technology. 

12:31 Focus on pain point, team dedication, value. 

15:05 Creating value through media, interactions, analysis, adaptation. 


SaaS Fundraising Stories: https://www.thesaasnews.com/news/clarity-secures-16-million-in-seed-round 

Michael Matias’ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matiasmichael/ 

Clarity’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/getclarity-ai/ 

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