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.

Kristin Shevis


Kristin has been working in technology her entire career helping customers navigate significant technology paradigms (the internet, search, social media…) into the enterprise, working at companies such as Sun Microsystems, Google, Hearsay Social, and most recently Conversocial. She has two undergraduate degrees from Villanova University (BA: English and BSBA: Finance) and an MBA from NYU in Marketing and Information Technology.

Caroline McCaffery

General Counsel, VP Business Affairs

Caroline has 15 years of experience in counseling and providing legal services to technology startup companies, both as in-house and outside counsel. Her most recent role as General Counsel at Sailthru, Inc. Caroline received her JD from New York University School of Law, is admitted to both the CA and NY bars and is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).

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.


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