We're on a mission to unlock the limitless potential of the global workforce by accelerating the responsible and ethical use of AI in the enterprise. FortressIQ is a meta-learning company focused on techniques that allow deep neural networks to scalably acquire training data by observing the world around us.


Trust & Integrity

Trust is the foundation of scalability.

Sharp minds and strong personalities will often disagree. But when there is a foundation of trust and a belief that differing opinions are deeply aligned to the same goals, disagreements—and solutions—become easy.


Change First

Without change there is no innovation.

Dissect every problem from a first-principles perspective and challenge the status quo. Eschew the notion that change is inevitable, which denotes its unavoidability, and embrace the opportunity to be the change. 


Seek Balance

Balance powers our empathy.

A like-minded group of individuals with an unyielding passion to win can change the world. We have an equal responsibility to ensure that the world we're building benefits all of humanity.

Backed by some of the best

FortressIQ is backed by some of the best names in venture capital. These teams aren't just our capital support—they're our partners.

The future isn’t built by dreamers. It’s built today, by doers. It’s crafted by people who live on the edge of cultural trends and understand where things are heading. Building tomorrow is the work of many hands and minds, not one person alone. And the future hinges on the support of a partner who understands that. At Lightspeed we believe tomorrow is built today.

We are thematic investors seeking bold founders reimagining the enterprise landscape. Based in NYC, we are uniquely positioned to help bold founders accelerate their path from "founder market fit" to "product market fit". We know startups as we've invested in and built a number of market leading enterprises.

We invest in innovative businesses that represent the next generation of entertainment, communications and digital technology by partnering with entrepreneurs who have the vision, passion and tenacity to succeed. Our primary goal is to generate superior financial returns through the success of our portfolio companies by applying the unique resources, contacts, experience, and insight of Comcast's family of companies.

We lead seed rounds in bold founders who use code to create transformational companies. Armed with over 80 years of combined experience building our own companies, we are your active partners and roll up our sleeves to work for you. Providing capital is just the first step, when we lead your seed round, you get full access to the four general partners and the Eniac Platform.

Pankaj Chowdhry, Founder & CEO

Pankaj passionately believes in AI's ability to improve the human experience, and looks forward to a world bereft of mundane tasks, where people get to focus on being their best selves.

Before founding FortressIQ, he was the CEO of ThirdPillar systems, where he designed and delivered lending platforms for commercial banks, processing billions of dollars in transactions. ThirdPillar was acquired by Genpact, the world's largest BPO company, where Pankaj went on to hold several senior management positions, culminating as a founding member of the company's AI lab in Palo Alto, California.

Follow him on twitter, connect with him on LinkedIn or send him an email.


We’ve created a beautiful workspace in downtown San Francisco on Maiden Lane, steps from Union Square, the Montgomery Street BART station, Chinatown, SoMa, and the Financial District.

office-photo-full office-photo-half-1 office-photo-half-2


Competitive Salary

We're a growing company focused on building the right team, and to do that we're willing to invest in the right people from day one.

Significant Equity

We want the whole team invested in our success and think the best way to do that is to make sure everyone is a meaningful participant in FortressIQ's equity.

Excellent Healthcare

As strong believers in wellness and family, we don't think anyone should have to make tradeoffs in health planning decisions. Because of this, we only offer one health insurance option, a platinum plan, and provide 100% coverage for dependents.

Flexible Work Hours

We're not a “butts-in-seats” kind of office; we embrace flexibility. Scheduled weekly work-from-home days, be-your-own-boss hours, and an open vacation policy give you the flexibility to do your best work and enjoy life.

Office Amenities

We're looking to make your life better when you're here in the office - and even when you're not - with unlimited vacation, transportation credits, free laundry and dry cleaning, weekly catered lunches, and of course healthy snacks.

Excellent Location

Our office has a great downtown location on Maiden Lane, close to public transportation and a thriving, vibrant community.

Cutting-Edge Technologies

Boring, legacy technologies make for boring, tedious work. Our stack is built on the latest developer-friendly tech, so you can spend your time building great things rather than fighting frameworks.

Open-Door Pet Policy

Dogs are our best friends and we welcome them into the office. Bonus points if your pooch knows python.


We're working on cutting-edge problems and solving them with cutting-edge tools. If you want to make an impact on the future of AI in the enterprise, contact us to learn more.

Computer Vision


Machine Learning


Want to learn more about our tech? Read our latest blog posts.

Visit Blog


We are a team of smart and passionate people who want to change the way the world views artificial intelligence. If you’re looking for a unique challenge -- with awesome teammates -- we want to hear from you.