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Lyon-based Cosmo Tech secures $3 million to globally expand with its augmented intelligence technology

Cosmo Tech, a French innovator of decision management solutions that augment intelligence by combining human expertise with complex systems modeling, today announced it has raised $3 million in additional funding. The round was led by returning investor Sofimac Partners, and includes additional participation from new investor BNP Paribas Développement and existing investor Aster Capital. With the fresh capital, Cosmo Tech has raised $8.2 million in total funding since 2014. The Lyon- and San Francisco-based company was officially founded in 2010.

Cosmo Tech is at the forefront of the new field of augmented intelligence, a collection of technologies purposefully built to combine human and machine intelligence, and in doing so, exceed the bounds of both. Cosmo Tech provides decision management solutions that bring this higher order intelligence to decision makers by combining human expertise with complex modeling, then simulating all the various scenarios that arise.

Cosmo Tech’s decision management solution provides insights into both emergent phenomena – new behaviors or scenarios that arise from the interactions of different systems – as well as cascading effects – the ripple effects of a single decision throughout a connected, complex system. Cosmo Tech’s offering provides clarity beyond any data solution, including big data, because it relies on the combination of human expertise and complex systems modeling, as opposed to historic data, to derive insights. Unlike Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Intelligence doesn’t replicate the human brain at greater scale or with more data, but rather, combines the expertise of multiple humans to uncover insights no human brain could identify on its own.

Michel Morvan, co-founder and Executive Chairman of Cosmo Tech and CEO of Cosmo Tech USA, stated: “I tell clients that what we do isn’t magic, it’s deep science coupled with incredibly advanced technology. But the power of what we do – providing a holistic view of the global interactions of your decisions and the likelihood of certain events happening, even ones never seen before – that can feel like magic.”

Since raising a $5.2M Series A round in 2014 from Aster Capital, Sofimac Partners and Crédit Agricole, the French tech company has doubled its revenue each year, year-over-year, adding new customers such as Alstom, GE, RTE, EDF and Sanofi Pasteur.

Major utilities and transit companies in Europe including RTE and Alstom already leverage Cosmo Tech’s Asset Investment Optimization solutions to plan for the future and save tens of millions of dollars annually.

Hugues de Bantel, the co-founder and CEO of Cosmo Tech stated: “The potential to take the interest and success we’ve found in Europe to the global market is enormous. From planning for epidemics to optimizing a smart city, executives in every field can augment their own intelligence, and in doing so, gain a new level of understanding into the impact their decisions will have throughout the business.”

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Thomas Ohr
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Thomas Ohr is the "Editor in Chief" of EU-Startups.com and started the blog in October 2010. He is excited about Europe's future, passionate about new business ideas and lives in Barcelona (Spain).

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