Spectrum Labs

Spectrum is a leading AI-based content moderation platform on a mission to make the Internet a safer and more valuable place for all.

Spectrum Labs provides contextual AI, automation, and services to help consumer brands recognize and respond to toxic behavior.

Spectrum Labs was founded in 2016 by Justin Davis and Josh Newman. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.


Spectrum Labs products apply Natural Language Understanding technology to analyze user-generated content to deliver best-in-class behavioral classification.


Spectrum's platform is able to recognize 40+ distinct toxic behaviors such as hate speech, violent extremism and child sexual abuse material (CSAM) across 30+ languages, powered by its patented technology to support moderation in any language.


Spectrum works with a wide range of companies — from gaming giants (Riot Games is one customer), to social networks (Pinterest is another), online dating sites (the Meet Group is one more), marketplaces (Mercari is a fourth), DTC brands and organizations that want to track their own internal conversations.


Spectrum is backed by Intel Capital, Greycroft, Munich Re Ventures, Gaingels, Wing Venture Capital, Ridge Ventures, Global Founders Capital, Super{set}, and others. The company raised $32M in Series B round on Jan 24, 2022. This brings Spectrum's total funding to $45M to date.



  • Year founded: 2016
  • Funding Info: $45M over 3 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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