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, Clarifai

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.

Sean Alger, General Manager, Public Sector, Clarifai

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. 


Michael Noonan

VP of Operations and Chief of Staff

Michael Noonan is an experienced executive with direct responsibility for all Finance, Legal, and HR functions. He also works closely with our CEO in developing strategy. Michael brings extensive experience from his background working in private equity and financial services. Prior to Clarifai, he was a Principal at Public Pension Capital, a mid-market private equity fund. He also has experience as a private equity investor at Eos Partners and as an investment banker at J.P. Morgan and Greenhill & Co.

Michael holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, a JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and a Bachelor's degree from Duke University. He was also a Fulbright Scholar. He is a member of the New York Bar and is Vice Chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Technology Engagement Cent



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