Our Story

A little robot named “Wally” inspired us to make Computer Vision easier, more accessible, and ready for the “enterprise masses.”


August, 2018 - alwaysAI was incorporated by co-founders Marty Beard and Steve Griset - enterprise SW, mobility and networking veterans.

Seed Round

December, 2018 - $4M from early-stage VC BlueRun Ventures (PayPal, Waze) and our CEO - hired core engineers and opened San Diego office.

Released Beta

October, 2019 - Offered a free version of our end-to-end platform to a large, private group of beta testers – gained feedback for GA roadmap.

20,000 Developers +

February to December 2020 - Released GA version to the market, quickly passing 20K registered developers driving over 6K projects.

Additional Funding

January, 2021 - $5M from BlueRun, Longley Capital and several Angels to accelerate product development and ignite Sales and Marketing activities.

Enterprise Customers

March, 2021 - Hired Sales team and quickly signed several enterprise deals across Retail, Transportation and Manufacturing industries.


Q4 2021+ - Significantly expanding product roadmap and enterprise pipeline and partnerships.

Vision is the last part of the tech stack to be automated... And it will certainly have the biggest impact.

Marty Beard

CEO & Co-Founder

Brand Pillars






  • Product

    Product-centered, quality is paramount

  • Team

    Founders offer a level of experience unique to typical startup

  • Timing

    Good timing in the market for Computer Vision

  • Location

    San Diego is a hot spot for high tech (new Silicon Valley)

  • Technology

    Major part of the tech stack and will have an impact on all industries

Kickstart your project with us

We’ve built a team of seasoned engineers and entrepreneurs who are passionate about AI, deep learning and Computer Vision. We are working every day to produce a highly innovative and easy-to-use software platform for developers to build and deploy CV applications on the Edge.

Marty Beard

CEO & Co-Founder

Steve Griset

CTO & Co-Founder

Jeff Fallis

Head of Sales

Liz Oz

Head of Marketing

Eric VanBuhler

Director of Software Engineering

Scott Miller

Head of Product & Partner Management

Justin Rich

Director of Cloud Engineering and IT

Todd Gleed

Senior Product Manager

Dalton Varney

Corporate Strategy & Business Development Manager

Dan Cooper

Sales Director

Dennis Zavolock

Account Executive

Lucas Dias

Sales Development Representative

Sadegh Nouri Gooski

Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Matthew London

Machine Learning Engineer

Lila Mullany

Software Engineer & Developer Advocate

Tony Jesudoss

Computer Vision Engineer

Elizabeth Alves

Multimedia Marketing Specialist

Carlos Lazo

Cloud Engineer

Mitch Rosenlof

Software Engineer

Shesh Mali

Embedded Software Engineer

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We can't wait to see what you'll build!