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Heavy.AI is an advanced analytics company that empowers organizations to visualize high-value opportunities and decisions.


HEAVY.AI provides advanced analytics to businesses and the government to visualize high-value opportunities and risks in their big location and time data, which includes mapping and analyzing large geospatial and time-series datasets. HEAVY.AI's powerful technology takes diverse datasets and delivers fast, contextual analysis by leveraging the massive parallelism of GPU and CPU hardware, and its analytics solutions can be deployed either in the cloud or on-premise. The government, telecommunications, energy, utilities, and higher education are among the industries that use HEAVY.AI to support their high-impact decision-making with quick turnarounds.

HEAVY.AI is funded by GV, In-Q-Tel, New Enterprise Associates (NEA), NVIDIA, Tiger Global Management, Vanedge Capital, and Verizon Ventures. The company is headquartered in San Francisco.


HEAVY.AI has been recognized with a Business Intelligence Group 2021 BIG Innovation Award for offering the first platform to harness the massive parallel processing capabilities of modern GPU and CPU hardware. Also in 2021, the Brendan Hall Group gave HEAVY.AI the Gold Award for “Excellence in Business Strategy and Technology Innovation.” In 2022, HEAVY.AI was selected for the insideBIGDATA IMPACT 50 List for Q1 and received an SIIA CODiE Award for “Best Big Data Reporting & Analytics Solution.”


HEAVY.AI was founded as MapD Technologies in 2013 by Todd Mostak and Thomas Graham and originated from research at Harvard and MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). Cofounder Todd Mostak built the original prototype of HEAVY.AI after tiring of the inability of conventional tools to allow for interactive exploration of big datasets while conducting his Harvard graduate research on the role of Twitter in the Arab Spring. He then joined MIT as a research fellow focusing on GPU databases before turning the HEAVY.AI project into a startup.


March 1, 2022
OmniSci rebrands as HEAVY.AI.
October 3, 2018
HEAVY.AI raises a $55,000,000 series C round from In-Q-Tel, New Enterprise Associates, Nvidia, Tiger Global Management, Vanedge Capital and Verizon Ventures.
September 27, 2018
MapD rebrands as OmniSci.
March 29, 2017
HEAVY.AI raises a $25,000,000 series B round from New Enterprise Associates, Nvidia, Vanedge Capital and Verizon Ventures.
March 16, 2016
HEAVY.AI raises a $10,000,000 series A round from Nvidia, Vanedge Capital and Verizon Ventures.
October 14, 2014
HEAVY.AI raises a $1,500,000 seed round from Google Ventures and Nvidia.
March 27, 2014
HEAVY.AI raises a $100,000 pre-Seed from Nvidia.
HEAVY.AI is founded by Todd Mostak and Thomas Graham under the name MapD Technologies.

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