Logically, the tech company combining AI and human expertise to tackle mis- and disinformation has today announced the appointment of Sir Hossein Yassaie as chair of its board. Sir Hossein has provided informal strategic support to Logically over the past two years, advising on the company's operation and playing an instrumental role in the $24m Series A funding round led by growth investor Vitruvian Partners.
British entrepreneur, Sir Hossein, will continue supporting the company as it strategically scales globally. With an extensive and successful history in the technology industry, Hossein was CEO of Imagination Technologies Group Plc until 2016, where he created one of the most impactful UK-based technology businesses, with its technologies enabling and powering many iconic brands and billions of devices. He was also behind the iconic consumer electronics brand, Pure. In 2013 Hossein was Knighted by the Queen in recognition of his services to technology and innovation.
The last two years have been a period of significant growth for Logically. The company saw headcount, revenue, and client roster increases, including partnerships with Meta and TikTok. In 2021, the company launched its threat intelligence platform, Logically Intelligence, which is currently used by public sector bodies in three major democracies.
Sir Hossein Yassaie said: "I'm immensely excited to formalize my engagement with Logically at this stage of its journey. The company is working on some of the most important challenges of modern times and has the potential to make an enormous positive impact on the harm caused by mis- and disinformation. I'm delighted to be playing a part in Logically's mission, and I'm looking forward to continuing working with Lyric and the executive team in helping the company achieve its strategic goals both in the U.K. and internationally."
Lyric Jain, founder, and CEO of Logically, said: "Sir Hossein's advice and support over the last two years have been enormously helpful in our progress. I'm delighted he has agreed to formally join Logically as our chair. His experience as a leading technologist with a successful track record in global business and passion for addressing disinformation means he's exactly the right fit for Logically. We are addressing such an urgent and significant need. As such, we must expand into new markets and geographies, scale up our capabilities across all key areas, and continue strengthening our governance structures.
"Sir Hossein's advice and expertise will be invaluable to the success of our company over the months and years to come," Lyric concluded.
Founded in 2017 by MIT and Cambridge alum Lyric Jain, Logically combines advanced AI with human intelligence and expertise to tackle harmful and problematic online content at scale. The company's mission is to enhance civic discourse, protect democratic debate and process, and provide access to trustworthy information. In 2021, Logically was named one of the world’s most innovative artificial intelligence companies by Fast Company and won the Rising Star in Tech CogX Award. The company has offices in the U.K., U.S., and India. For more information, please visit Logically.
Sir Hossein Yassaie BSc, PhD, FREng, FIET
Sir Hossein Yassaie is a recognized figure on the world technology stage & an entrepreneur with a deep belief in disruptive technologies & business strategies. He was CEO of Imagination Technologies Group Plc until Q1 2016 when he created a global tech business powering billions of devices. He was also behind the iconic brand Pure. His work has notably impacted several markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, and enterprise.
In 2013 Hossein was Knighted by the Queen in recognition of his services to technology & innovation. He now is chair/director/investor/advisor in several companies & is passionate about helping start-ups and scale-ups to achieve global success & scale. His current areas of interest are Next-Gen User Interface/Experience, Combating Internet mis/dis-information, Artificial Intelligence, Education & Learning, Assisted Living/Health, and Semiconductors. His tech portfolio includes Ultraleap, Uniphy, Mindtech, Atomos, Agile Analog, and Luminary.