Mila (company)

Mila (company)

Mila is a Zurich-based crowd services platform where users can find, book and rate tech-savvy people or offer their technical know-how.

Mila, a Zurich-based, crowd-services platform, offers users peer-to-peer tech-support services.

The platform distributes people into Mila Friends - tech enthusiasts who want to earn money for helping people understand or set up technology; Mila Pros - professionals looking to make extra money outside of their work; or Mila Pro Dispatchers - business owners using Mila to find more customers.

Mila vets their Mila Friends to ensure their knowledge base. They put their professional service providers, their Mila Pros, through a similar vetting process.

Mila was built in 2013 by Chris Viatte as a spin-off of Coresystems, a field-services provider which specializes in mobile platforms. Payments are handled through PayPal. Chris Viatte, speaking on Mila, said:

Everyone should be able to benefit from technological progress. Mila enables people to find an expert partner in their neighborhood on demand.

Funding

Seed Round

In March of 2015, Mila raised $3.2 million. Investors included Peter Zencke and Adrian Bult.

Mila acquired

In 2015, Swisscom acquired the majority stake in Mila Inc. Chris Viatte, before starting Mila, worked for Swisscom.

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Mila seed round
3,220,000
March 5, 2013
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Isabelle Kirkwood
May 6, 2020
BetaKit
Quebec-based Supercluster Scale AI has invested $3.4 million into eight projects that have passed all the stages of analysis and approval.
Gina Kolata
October 9, 2019
www.nytimes.com
An achievement in ultra-personalized medicine also raises questions about fairness and regulation.
Meagan Simpson
October 9, 2019
BetaKit
Borealis AI has announced a new collaboration with Mila, the Quebec Artificial Intelligence Institute, to support research using AI to address climate change.
Jessica Galang
October 2, 2019
BetaKit
Montreal-based Korbit Technologies has announced the close of its $2.65 million seed round led by Khosla Ventures.
May 2, 2019
WebWire
Samsung Electronics today announced the expansion of the 'Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) artificial intelligence (AI) Lab Montreal' in Canada. The Lab will help the company strengthen its fundamentals in AI research and drive competitiveness in system semiconductors. The AI Lab is located in Mila - Montreal Institute for Learning Algorithms - in Montreal, Canada. Founded by Professor Yoshua Bengio at the University of Montreal, Mila is one of the greatest research centers...

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