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.

Additional Funding

February, 2022 -

$7M from Longley Capital, BlueRun Ventures, Validus Growth Partners and CEO to accelerate GTM sales,  boost partnering activities, and strengthen the team across all functions.

Growing Ecosystem

Q1 2022+ -

Expanded enterprise agreements and partnerships with Swinerton, Verizon (New Lab), Hailo, Seeed Studio, DTIQ, Doorcounts, and Evolectric.

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

Marty Berger

Sales Leader

Bob Griffin

Sales Director

Eric VanBuhler

Director of Software Engineering

Justin Rich

Director of Cloud Engineering and IT

Todd Gleed

Director of Product Management

Lucas Dias

Sales Development Representative

Jacob Niskey

Sales Development Representative

Sadegh Nouri Gooski

Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Matthew London

Machine Learning Engineer

Lila Mullany

Senior Software Engineer

Tony Jesudoss

Computer Vision Engineer

Elizabeth Alves

Multimedia Marketing Manager

Carlos Lazo

Cloud Engineer

Mitch Rosenlof

Software Engineer

Shesh Mali

Embedded Software Engineer

Olaf Zielinski

Software Engineer & Developer Advocate

Jeff Hollowell

Director of Customer Success

Hetansh Patel

Computer Vision Engineer

Linh Davidson


Catherine Cacciotti

Director of Marketing

Daniel Wolner

UI/UX Engineer

Michael Dalman

Sales Engineer

Kathleen Siddell

Content Marketing Specialist

Alex Berger

DevOps Engineer

Steven Stilwell

Senior Enterprise Account Executive

Board of Directors

Marty Beard

Co-Founder & CEO

Marty Beard is a proven leader in the technology industry, with extensive experience across enterprise software, mobility and artificial intelligence. As a C-level executive at public and private companies, Marty collaborated with amazing teams to penetrate new market segments and drive significant top-line growth. He has also helped lead several high-profile turnarounds - including Sybase (sold to SAP) and BlackBerry (BB on NYSE). In 2018, Marty co-founded and launched alwaysAI, a software platform bringing the transformative power of deep-learning computer vision to the enterprise masses. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and MBA from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. 

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Steven Longley

Managing Partner & Co-Founder, Longley Capital

As the principal investor and co-founder of Longley Capital, Steven has been both an investor and operator. He brings a strong track record of developing successful solutions, driving top-line revenue production, and growing shareholder value. At Longley Capital, Steven works to assess investment opportunities and steward its portfolio. Steven began his sales career with CCBN where he was a top-performing sales executive. At Thomson Reuters, Steven held several roles, ultimately becoming the vice president of Business Development and Strategy and a member of the Reuters Insider platform. Steven then worked at Financial Recovery Technologies as an executive, responsible for corporate development, sales, and strategy. Steven received a BA in Economics from Trinity College and his MBA from the University of California San Diego Rady School of Management.

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John Malloy

General Partner & Co-Founder, BlueRun Ventures

John Malloy is a General Partner and co-founder of BlueRun Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm focused on mobile technology & service innovation. He has been part of the explosive growth phases of major services & brands such as Friends & Family, NOKIA, PAYPAL and WAZE. As a VC, John was the first venture investor in PayPal (IPO 2002 & eBay), Waze (GOOG), Topsy (AAPL), Slide (GOOG), Bitfone (HP), Chomp (AAPL) and others.  Some of his current investments include HumanAPI, Kitman Labs and HelloHeart. Prior to starting BlueRun Ventures, John held executive and operating roles at NOKIA, MCI and co-founded Go Communications. He holds a J.D. from George Mason University and a B.A. from Boston College.

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Board Advisors

John Abbamondi


Abbamondi is a widely respected sports and entertainment industry veteran with deep experience across multiple sports leagues, teams and entertainment properties. He is the former CEO of BSE Global, the parent company of the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association and Barclays Center, one of the top-ranked multi-purpose arenas globally. Under his leadership, the Brooklyn Nets set franchise records for attendance and revenue and were the fastest-growing business in the NBA. 

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Jay Snyder


Jay Snyder is a strategic advisory for the construction industry and managing principal of BBI (Big Blue Innovations), a contractor tech consulting, tech startup advisory, and tech M&A advisory firm. Jay has been in the construction industry throughout his 24-year career. He has led $1 billion in project management operations, oversaw a healthcare system's real estate portfolio and construction program containing 115 building assets, founded and exited a preconstruction technology software company, founded and led FMI's tech and innovation practice, and founded BBI - the industry's only full scale construction technology focused consulting and M&A advisory firm. He holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management from SUNY ESF at Syracuse University, a Master of Business Administration from Emory University, and M&A credentials from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Jay is also a decorated Lieutenant Colonel in the Air Force reserve, having started his career on active duty, and completed seven deployments leading combat and humanitarian operations around the globe during his 21 years of military service.

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Pete Buhl


Pete Buhl is an entrepreneur, operating executive, and early-stage startup investor. His operating and investing experience spans consumer, enterprise software & financial verticals in a variety of global markets. Pete is currently the Founder/CEO of CalUp which he started in 2020. Prior to CalUp, Pete was co-founding CEO of Beeline Connect, a company he built, sold, and re-acquired. Prior to Beeline, Pete spent 12 years as co-founding General Partner and early-stage investor at BlueRun Ventures and served on the Board of Directors of Paypal (PYPL), LocationLabs (Avast), Like.com (GOOG), NexPlanar (CCMP), Netil (AKAM), Zmanda (CARB), Pogo (EA), Bitfone (HP) and FreedomPay. Pete started his career at Price Waterhouse and is a graduate of the Business School at UC Berkeley.

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