Algorithmia

Bellevue-based Xevo is a Gold Award-winner. Plus: Silver Award-winner Algorithmia.

Algorithmia CEO Diego Oppenheimer condenses algorithms so developers can share and build on them more easily.

Computers are getting more “intelligent” because of algorithms — those sets of instructions that enable devices to better handle complex tasks such as understanding and interpreting images and language. Few of these algorithms end up being used outside academia, so Algorithmia, a Seattle startup, is creating a sort of algorithm marketplace, which it curates through partnerships with the University of Washington and other institutions. The universities earn royalties from the use of algorithms they’ve developed.