About Clarifai

Transforming how we see the world

Clarifai is an artificial intelligence company that excels in visual recognition, solving real-world problems for businesses. Questions?


Founded in 2013 by Matthew Zeiler, a foremost expert in machine learning, Clarifai has been a market leader since winning the top five places in image classification at the ImageNet 2013 competition. Clarifai’s powerful image and video recognition solutions are built on the most advanced machine learning platform, and made easily accessible via API, device SDK, and on-premise, empowering businesses all over the world to build a new generation of intelligent applications.

Matthew Zeiler

Founder and CEO

Matthew received a Ph.D. in machine learning and image recognition with the pioneers of deep learning and convolutional neural networks. His research produced the top 5 results in the 2013 ImageNet classification competition.

Rajesh Talpade

VP Product

Rajesh has over 20 years of leadership experience in Product Management, Operations, and Research at Google and other technology companies. Earlier in his career, Rajesh secured 7 research-based patents and has also published more than 25 industry papers. A keen interest in commercializing his research inspired a transition to Product Management of enterprise-grade products. Rajesh has experience launching products to new market segments while generating rapid revenue and user growth and has reduced the cost of product operations by passionately advocating for product excellence.

Ulas Bardak

VP Engineering

Originally from the Mediterranean island of Cyprus, Ulas received BSc, MSc, and Ph.D. degrees from Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science. He spent three years working as a researcher in Tokyo, Japan and led various applied research and engineering teams at StumbleUpon and most recently as the CTO of Whisper in Los Angeles.

Nada Elkady

VP Marketing

Possibility is at the core of what drives Nada. Her passion and dedication to the growth of individuals, teams, and organizations coupled with her laser-focused, methodical, and agile approach to strategic planning and tactical implementation allow her to get to the heart of any initiative to help create clarity, alignment, and relentless movement forward. She has over 20 years of leadership and management experience spanning the worlds of both education and technology and is well versed on what it takes to build effective, efficient, scalable, revenue-generating programs and manage high performing teams.

Sean Alger

General Manager, Public Sector

Sean Alger brings over 25 years of experience selling into the public sector market. Most recently Sean worked at ServiceNow running both the DoD and Intelligence Community sales teams. Previously, Sean worked at Lexmark Enterprise Software (Kofax) as the Regional Vice President for Government Sales for 4.5 years. Prior to Lexmark, Sean was the Vice President of Federal responsible for running all Federal sales at TIBCO. Sean’s entire professional career has been completely focused on selling and managing sales organizations calling into the Public Sector. This effort also includes building relationships with key partners and systems integrators, marketing and building contract vehicles. Sean received a BBA in Management Information Systems from James Madison University.

Veracelle Vega

VP of People & Culture

Veracelle Vega leads all aspects of the people functions. She has over 20 years of talent management experience and has held senior HR roles in various industries including B2B marketing, entertainment, and government. Veracelle is a frequent keynote speaker and has presented at various organizations on talent development and recruiting for startups. She holds a masters in public administration from Villanova University and a bachelors degree from Syracuse University.

Christopher Moore, CFA

Director of Finance & Operations

Chris has over a decade of experience in finance, operations, and accounting, ranging from Sales Finance with a large cap public healthcare company to managing the entire financial and accounting function of a data management start-up. Most recently, Chris has worked for Technology companies of various sizes, with a focus on establishing financial planning and analysis practices and transforming the finance operations. Chris graduated from the University of Miami with a BBA in Business Administration. He received his MBA from Yale University School of Management and is a CFA charter holder. Outside of work, Chris is a direct report to two toddler sons, Bronx and Lenox.

Alison Klein

General Counsel

Alison brings over fifteen years of experience advising companies in various stages of their life cycles, with expertise in general corporate matters, securities, and corporate governance. She has held senior legal roles in various industries, including publishing and travel. Alison graduated from Georgetown University with a BSFS in International Relations and received her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Kevin Weiss

VP of Business Development

Kevin is a results-driven executive business leader with over 25 years of global experience creating lasting value and executing transformative strategies for new business generation, delivering hyper-growth from diverse product and service solution portfolios. Kevin has held various executive-level roles in sales and business development at both startups and publicly traded technology companies such as Phoenix Technologies (PTEC), Flextronics International (FLEX), Nortek (NRTK), and AMD (AMD). Kevin attended Ohio University’s School of Interpersonal Communications and later earned Executive Leadership and Financial Management certifications from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. He lives and works in Santa Clara, CA.

Abe Danziger

VP of Customer Success

Abe brings over 30 years of global leadership experience in enterprise software to Clarifai, most recently with AI and machine learning technologies. Before joining Clarifai, Abe was CCO at Merlon Intelligence, an AI company focused on financial crime and entity management. Prior to that, Abe led a global team of experts delivering solutions for financial services, healthcare, and government customers as the SVP of Customer Success at Digital Reasoning, a leader in cognitive computing. Abe’s passion for customer success drives him to exceed expectations while delivering innovative solutions.


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