An NFT startup of a Sber500 graduate raises $11 million

The Optic startup offers a service for copyright management in Web 3.0 and NFT content recognition. It searches for visual similarity, including in flipped, re-colored or distorted images.

Optic tools are already being used by OpenSea to fight fraud. The company is planning to develop an API for developers and to offer new tools for NFT creators and collectors.

Roman Doronin, the project’s founder, took part in Sber500 with the EORA ai startup, which develops and implements machine learning-based solutions. In this new project, he was joined by Eora Data Lab CTO Vladislav Vinogradov and Google ex-Product Director Andrey Doronichev.

The round was led by the Kleiner Perkins venture company and the Pantera Capital fund. Investors included Lattice Capital, OpenSea, CoinDCX, and Neon DAO, among others.