Food delivery startup Swiggy has acquihired Bengaluru-based AI startup Kint.io for an undisclosed amount. As part of the deal, Kint.io’s founding members Pavithra Solai Jawahar and Jagannathan Veeraraghavan will join the Swiggy team. Founded in 2014, Kint.io specialises in applying deep learning and computer vision for object recognition in videos.
Acqui-hiring refers to buying out a company or an entity primarily for the skills and expertise of its staff, rather than for its products or services. The team at Kint.io will join Swiggy to boost its computer vision technology and superior consumer experience.
Source: The Hindu