French startup FlexAI exits stealth with $30M to ease access to AI compute

A French startup has raised a hefty seed investment to “rearchitect compute infrastructure” for developers wanting to build and train AI applications more efficiently.
FlexAI, as the company is called, has been operating in stealth since October 2023, but the Paris-based company is formally launching Wednesday with €28.5 million ($30 million) in funding, while teasing its first product: an on-demand cloud service for AI training.
This is a chunky bit of change for a seed round, which normally means substantial founder pedigree — and that is the case here. FlexAI co-founder and CEO Brijesh Tripathi was previously a senior design engineer at GPU giant …