Announcing Ideogram AI

August 22, 2023

Today, we are excited to announce the formation of Ideogram AI. Our mission is to help people become more creative through generative AI. We are developing state-of-the-art AI tools that will make creative expression more accessible, fun, and efficient. We are pushing the limits of what’s possible with AI, with a focus on creativity and a high standard for trust and safety.

We’ll share more details about our AI product tomorrow. You can follow us @ideogram_ai and join our waitlist here.


Our founding team consists of world-renowned AI experts, who have previously led transformative AI projects at Google Brain, UC Berkeley, CMU, and the University of Toronto. Our fundamental work in AI includes: Denoising Diffusion Models, Imagen: Google’s text-to-image system, Imagen Video for video synthesis, WaveGrad for speech synthesis, neural speech recognition, neural machine translation, contrastive learning for learning visual representations, and generative adversarial imitation learning.

Mohammad Norouzi

William Chan

Jonathan Ho

Chitwan Saharia

Shayaan Abdullah

Jenny Lei

Jacob Lu


We have raised a total of $16.5 million in seed financing led by a16z and Index Ventures. Several other investors participated in the round, including AIX Ventures, Golden Ventures, Two Small Fish Ventures, and industry experts Ryan Dahl, Anjney Midha, Raquel Urtasun, Jeff Dean, Sarah Guo, Pieter Abbeel, Mahyar Salek, Soleio, Tom Preston-Werner, Andrej Karpathy.

Join us

If our mission of using generative AI to help people become more creative resonates with you, then we’d love to hear from you. We are hiring for several roles in engineering, research, design, and operation in Toronto. Please apply here.

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