Quild Minicorn #85: Cedar AI
Railroad yard operating system
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Cedar develops AI-powered operating and planning software designed for rail yards. The company's tool leverages proprietary AI and machine-learning algorithms to provide railroads and rail shippers with tools to maximize efficiency, increase throughput, and improve safety, enabling clients with optimized, step-by-step classification plans driving significant reductions in dwell, capacity constraints, and accidents in the yard.
Founders: Yi Chen (CTO), Daril (CEO)
Top company alumni
Yi Chen was a data scientist at Amazon for 4 years
Daril was a data scientist at Amazon for almost 4 years
Top university alumni
Daril graduated from University of Pennsylvania (BS) and University of Washington (PhD)
Fast team growth
Grew 1.6x YoY to 33 employees
Midas list investors
Felicis Ventures led series A
Till tomorrow, Kenn