Autaza is expert in solutions for industrial quality control through proprietary and patented technologies involving computer vision and artificial intelligence.
The company develops software and equipment for inspection of products, customized according to the quality criteria of different industries. The system eliminates subjectivity in identifying and classifying defects, reducing cost and ensuring the quality of the final product.
Autaza emerged from a 3-years research project between university (Aeronautics Institute of Technology, ITA) and automotive industry (General Motors Brazil). Recognizing the innovation potential of the developed prototypes, its executing members Enivaldo, Jorge and Renan founded Autaza on March 17, 2016, with GM as its first customer. They chose the Technological Park in São José dos Campos (State of São Paulo, Brazil) as the site for their business activities.
Within the Technology Park, the company began its career in the Nexus incubator and later moved to the Business Center II. The Technology Park provides the appropriate site for Autaza activities, attracts customers and partners, is a regional reference for events, the location of high-tech companies and surrounded by universities.
Autaza received support from São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and Funding Authority for Studies and Projects (FINEP) through projects of the Innovative Research in Small Business Program (PIPE), which contributed to the structuring of the company's laboratories and the development of technologies for its products. It also received funds from CNPq in a University-Company partnership.
In April 2019, Autaza opened its US subsidiary in the city of Ann Arbor, near Detroit, Michigan. The region is close to US universities and home of automakers such as GM, Ford and FCA. Autaza is at Spark Business Accelerator and targets sales, technical support and partnerships in the United States.
In May 2019, Autaza received a Series A funding from Primatec. Primatec is a Investment Fund designed to invest in innovative companies with high growth potential and value creation. Its quota holders are FINEP, BNDES, BDMG, BANDES and Fapemig, is managed by Antera Gestão de Recursos S.A. and has Brain Ventures Gestão de Negócios S.A. as an operational advisor. The investment focuses on greater Autaza brand positioning, internationalization with a US subsidiary, and to increase the operating capacity and technical support.