Artisse Raises $6.7 Million

Artisse, one of the many AI photo creation apps that let users generate photos of themselves using uploaded selfies combined with prompts, has raised $6.7 million in seed funding, following AI selfies’ viral moment. Similar to others on the market, Artisse users upload photos of themselves to train its AI on their images, then use a text or image prompt to generate new photos of themselves across various settings, postures, and styles. But unlike the competition, Artisse is focused on making its images more photo-realistic, so they could stand in for professional photography if required. Under the hood, Artisse is using its own propriety model, alongside best practices and elements from open source models and tools. Because of the hyper-realistic images the app produces, Artisse became a top photo app on the Google Play Store at various times across markets including the U.S., U.K., Japan, South Korea, Canada, and Australia.The app has been downloaded over 200,000 times to date, and its images reached an estimated 43 million people across social media, the company claims. To date, users have created over 5 million photos, its website notes.