This a list of top 50 companies in Artificial Intelligence according to CBInsights. This list was KDnuggets most popular tweet recently, but the tweet only had the image and no company names or details. Here we list companies by category and in the order of high to low equity funding in each group. Company overview (e.g., headquarters location and total equity funding raised) is based on information as it have appeared on crunchbase.com (as of 8 March 2017).
The top countries for startups are: US 39, China 3, Israel 3, UK 3, France 1, Taiwan 1.
For US, the top states are CA 23, MA 6, and NY 4.
Here is the total funding by areas, which shows that the areas with most funding are AD Sales & CRM, Core AI, and BI & Analytics.
AD Sales, CRM ($824M)
- InsideSales.com (Provo, UT) $251.2M, offers sales acceleration platform built on a predictive and prescriptive self-learning engine.
Since its founding in 2004, InsideSales.com has developed a robust platform that uses technology backed by the core ingredients of real AI (big data, machine learning and predictive analytics, made actionable with an application layer) to solve the who, what, where, when and how of sales. As more and more of the tech industry’s titans enter the artificial intelligence (AI) market, this AI fueled sales acceleration platform positions InsideSales at the forefront of this wave. InsideSales.com has received numerous accolades for its technology, including being named to the CNBC Disruptor 50 and Forbes Cloud 100 lists, and earning recognition as one of the fastest growing companies, according to Inc. InsideSales.com enterprise customers include ADP, Microsoft and Groupon.
- Persado (New York, NY), $66M raised, providing cognitive content platform that generates the precise combination of words, phrases, and images that inspires action.
Persado’s cognitive content platform generates language that inspires action. Powered by focused AI technologies, the platform arms Fortune 500 companies and other organizations with “smart content” that maximizes engagement with any audience, for every touchpoint, at scale, while delivering unique insight into the specific triggers that drive action
- APPIER (Taipei, Taiwan), $49M, offering next generation cross-screen marketing solutions to advertisers across the globe. Appier is a technology company that makes it easy for businesses to use artificial intelligence to grow and succeed in a cross screen era. Appier is formed by a passionate team of computer scientists and engineers with experience in AI, data analysis, distributed systems, and marketing. Their colleagues come from Google, Intel, Yahoo, as well as renowned AI research groups in Harvard University and Stanford University. Headquartered in Taipei, Appier serves more than 500 global brands and agencies from offices in eleven markets across Asia, including Taipei, Singapore, Tokyo, Sydney, Ho Chi Minh City, Manila, Hong Kong, Mumbai, New Delhi, Jakarta and Seoul.
- DrawBridge (San Mateo, CA), $46M, is largest independent cross-device identity company that enables brands to have seamless conversations with consumers. Drawbridge is the leading anonymized digital identity company, building patented cross-device technology that fundamentally changes the way brands connect with people. The Drawbridge Connected Consumer Graph® includes more than one billion consumers across more than three billion devices, and verified to be 97.3% precise. Brands can work with Drawbridge in three ways: by licensing the Drawbridge Connected Consumer Graph for cross-device data applications; managing crossdevice ad campaigns in real-time using the Drawbridge Cross-Device Platform; or working with Drawbridge to execute cross-device digital advertising campaigns. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley, is backed by Sequoia Capital, Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers, and Northgate Capital, and has been named to the Inc. 5000 annual ranking of the fastest-growing companies in America for the past two years.
- Zoox (Menlo Park, CA) $290M, is a robotics company pioneering autonomous mobility as-a-service. Zoox is a robotics company founded by Tim Kentley-Klay and Jesse Levinson. They’re developing fully-autonomous vehicles and the supporting ecosystem required to bring this technology to market. Sitting at the intersection of robotics, machine-learning, and design, Zoox aims to provide the next generation of mobility-as-a-service in urban environments. They believe the transition to self-driving vehicles requires a combination of elegant vision and uncompromising execution.
- Nauto, Inc. (Palo Alto, CA) $14.9M, is an AI-powered autonomous vehicle technology company. NAUTO is a device, network and app that is an affordable way to upgrade cars to get network and safety features previously only available in high-end luxury cars. NAUTO’s system includes an in-vehicle device that collects and processes visual data in a smart and secure cloud, which then produces valuable insights to help drivers operate vehicles more efficiently, effectively and safely.
- nuTonomy (Cambridge, MA) $19.6M is a self-driving car company that focuses on inventing software for self-driving vehicles and autonomous mobile robots.
Cambridge, MA-based nuTonomy develops state-of-the-art software systems for self-driving vehicles. The company was founded by two world-renowned experts in robotics and intelligent vehicle technology, Drs. Karl Iagnemma and Emilio Frazzoli of MIT. The nuTonomy system will provide point-to-point mobility via large fleets of autonomous vehicles; this includes software for autonomous vehicle navigation in urban environments, smartphone-based ride hailing, fleet routing and management, and controlling a vehicle remotely through teleoperation. The company is currently conducting public trials of its autonomous ride-hailing service in Singapore, and will soon begin testing its self-driving vehicles on public roads in Boston.
Business Intelligence and analytics ($562M)
- Dataminr (New York, NY) $183.44M, develops modular desktop and API products that provides custom signal creation, integration of data sets and back-testing services.
Dataminr is a service that creates real-time, actionable breaking news alerts from public social media activity. Dataminr’s powerful algorithms instantly transform all publicly available Twitter data and other public datasets into actionable news alerts that enable security, operations, financial and communications professionals around the world to be proactively alerted to must-know information as events unfold. Alerts are delivered via desktop applications and workflow-integrated notifications. Global corporations, financial firms, news organizations and the public sector rely on Dataminr to know about breaking news early so they can respond quickly to the incidents and disruptions that can impact their people, assets, portfolios, and operations.
- Trifacta (San Francisco, CA) $76.3M, is a software company developing productivity platforms for data analysis, management and manipulation. Trifacta, founded in 2012, significantly enhances the value of an enterprise’s Big Data by enabling users to easily transform raw, complex data into clean and structured formats for analysis. Leveraging decades of work in human-computer interaction, scalable data management and machine learning, Trifacta’s technology creates a partnership between user and machine, with each side learning from the other and becoming smarter with experience. Whether you’re trying to improve the efficiency of an existing analysis process or utilize new sources of data for an analytics initiative, Trifacta’s data wrangling solutions will empower you to do more with data of all shapes and sizes.
- Paxata (Redwood City, CA) $60.99M, is the first Adaptive Data Preparation™ platform built for the analyst to turn raw data into ready data for analytics. Paxata is an Adaptive Data Preparation platform for the enterprise. Paxata’s platform provides an interactive, analyst-centric data prep experience powered by a unified set of technologies designed from the ground up for data integration, data quality, semantic enrichment, collaboration and governance. Information-driven organizations who want to make data worth analyzing use Paxata to explore, clean, shape, and combine all the data they need into rich AnswerSets which power ad hoc, operational, predictive and packaged analytics. Paxata’s platform, built on Apache Spark and optimized to run in Hadoop environments, leverages distributed computing, machine learning and a dynamically visual workspace that promotes transparent governance and ad hoc collaboration. Paxata data prep, powered by IntelliFusion, is designed to eliminate the need for coding, scripting and sampling. The solution is available as a service, and can be deployed in AWS virtual private clouds or within Hadoop environments at customer sites.
- DataRobot (Boston, MA) $57.42M, provides a predictive analytics platform to rapidly build and deploy predictive models the cloud or an enterprise. DataRobot automates the process of building machine learning models. The platform empowers users enterprise-wide to make smarter, faster business decisions by delivering unmatched speed, accuracy, and automation at scale. From the progressive business analysts or statisticians to the applied data scientists – users from around the globe are building and deploying accurate predictive models in a fraction of the time it used to take. DataRobot addresses the critical shortage of data scientists by changing the speed and economics of predictive analytics. The platform uses massively parallel processing to train and evaluate 1000’s of predictive models in R, Python, SparkML, H2O, Tensorflow and other open source libraries. It searches through millions of possible combinations of algorithms, pre-processing steps, features, transformations and tuning parameters to deliver the best models for a given dataset and prediction target. Watch the video “Presenting DataRobot” datarobot.wistia.com/medias/cqkjuzsp0z
- Context Relevant (Seattle, WA) $44.3M, is a big data analytics company. Context Relevant products solve some of the world’s toughest big data, predictive, and behavioral challenges using Their machine learning driven Automated Data Science platform—faster and more effectively than any other solution. The Context Relevant machine learning platform takes the best of open source infrastructure, such as Hadoop and Spark, and ties it together with their proprietary Automated Data Science engine and application environment. The result is a full-stack, production ready platform that enables the rapid creation, testing, and deployment of data science- and predictive analysis-driven intelligent applications.
- Tamr (Cambridge, MA) $41.2M, makes data source connectivity and enrichment fast, cost-effective, scalable and accessible to the entire enterprise. Tamr delivers the clean, curated data critical for optimizing key decisions. Tamr’s unique machine-drive plus human-guided solution automates the mastering and organization of enterprise-wide data (suppliers, customers, products, transactions) that enables previously unattainable cost and revenue analytics. Tamr works with Global 2000 companies like Amgen, GE, GlaxoSmithKline, Thomson Reuters, and Toyota to help fuel transformational analytics. Based in Cambridge, Mass., Tamr was founded in 2013 by database industry veterans Andy Palmer, Mike Stonebraker and Ihab Ilyas
- CrowdFlower Inc. (San Francisco, CA) $38M, is the essential human-in-the-loop platform for data science teams. CrowdFlower is the essential human-in-the-loop platform for data science teams. CrowdFlower helps customers generate high quality customized training data for their machine learning initiatives, or automate a business process with easy-to-deploy models and integrated human-in-the-loop workflows. The CrowdFlower platform supports a wide range of use cases including self-driving cars, intelligent personal assistants, medical image labeling, content categorization, customer support ticket classification, social data insight, CRM data enrichment, product categorization, and search relevance. Headquartered in San Francisco and backed by Canvas Venture Fund, Trinity Ventures, and Microsoft Ventures, CrowdFlower serves data science teams at Fortune 500 and fast-growing data-driven organizations across a wide variety of industries. For more information, visit www.crowdflower.com
- RapidMiner (Boston, MA) $36M, is a Data Science Platform that empowers organizations to easily prepare data, create models and operationalise predictive analytics. RapidMiner, the industry’s #1 open source data science platform, is disrupting the industry by empowering all organizations to put data science behind every decision. Their visually-based software accelerates the process of creating predictive analytics models and makes it easy to get the results embedded in business operations. RapidMiner also democratizes data science through its expert marketplace by connecting its vast community of expert users with organizations seeking to begin data science projects at a fraction of the cost of existing solutions.
- Logz.io (Tel Aviv, Israel) $23.9M, is an enterprise-grade ELK as a service with alerts, unlimited scalability, and predictive fault detection. Logz.io is a log analysis platform that uses AI and and machine-learning algorithms to find critical events in the volumes of information that are now constantly generated in IT environments. Created by a Check Point veteran and a former algorithm engineer for the Israeli military, the enterprise-grade, cloud platform is built on top of the ELK Stack and provides real-time access to data insights based on the collaborative knowledge of system administrators, DevOps engineers, and developers throughout the world. The ELK Stack — Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana — is the world’s most popular open-source log analytics software stack
- BloomReach (Mountain View, CA) $97M, develops a cloud marketing platform analyzing big data to help clients surface relevant content through search engines. The BloomReach Personalization Platform is an underlying set of technologies to deliver the right experience for the user and business in every digital context from acquisition to conversion. The BloomReach Personalization Platform powers big data applications that span the customer experience and make it more personalized and relevant to the customer’s intent. The BloomReach Personalization Platform centralizes data enrichment, access, publishing and integration across all BloomReach products. With a single integration, customers have one login to access all BloomReach products, one pixel to inform BloomReach and one feed to send to BloomReach. Data enrichment includes attribute extraction, synonymization and machine learning. Data access makes the behavioral, product and demand data available to all BloomReach applications. Publishing supports the integration of many different widgets into a single framework so that customers can customize their templates and experiences
Conversational AI/Bots ($121M)
- Mobvoi Inc. (Beijing, China) $71.62M, is a mobile voice search company. Mobvoi is an innovative AI company with in-house voice search technologies: speech recognition, natural language understanding, vertical search and proactive search. In October 2015, Mobvoi closed series-C round financing led by Google Inc. This was Google’s first direct investment in a Chinese company in the past six years. Since founding in late 2012, the company has raised over $75 million with a valuation of $300 million as of October 2015. Leveraging its voice search technologies, Mobvoi developed the smartwatch operating system Ticwear in late 2014 and launched Ticwatch, the online best-selling Android based smartwatch in China, in June 2015.
- x.ai (New York, NY) $34.3M, is an AI-powered personal assistant that supports its users in scheduling meetings and more. Founded in 2014, x.ai makes an artificial intelligence personal assistant who schedules meetings for you. There’s no sign-in, no password, no download. All you do is CC email@example.com into your email conversation, just like you would a human personal assistant. Amy (or her twin brother Andrew) then takes over the tedious email ping pong that comes along with scheduling a meeting. They’re a hardcore technology company, developing invisible software. They build their business sustainably through passionate and loyal customers—and every single team member, scientist or not, has a mission of delivering exceptional customer service at all times. They’re backed by blue chip investors, including IA Ventures, Firstmark, Two Sigma Ventures, SoftBank Capital, DCM and Pritzker Group. Their team is located in New York City.
- MindMeld (San Francisco, CA) $15.4M, is an advanced AI platform powering a new generation of intelligent conversational interfaces. MindMeld is a technology company based in San Francisco, California. MindMeld’s Deep-Domain Conversational AI platform takes natural language voice or text inputs and delivers a conversational UI at the other end to any device of application. The conversational UI can take the form of a chat assistant, a voice assistant, or a multi-modal interface that switches seamlessly between touch, type and speech. The assistant maintains ongoing dialog using these modalities to either conduct search (e.g. for shopping) or answer questions (e.g. for customer support). MindMeld’s language models are built on customers’ data sets, allowing for an advanced degree of functionality in proprietary content domains — even across massive domains with billions of permutations of queries. MindMeld’s customers and investors include Google, Samsung, Uniqlo, Spotify, Intel, Telefonica, Liberty Global, IDG, USAA, In-Q-Tel and others.
Core AI ($604M)
- Sentient Technologies (San Francisco, CA) $135.78M, has created the largest and most powerful intelligent system in the world to transform how businesses tackle complex problems. Sentient’s mission is to transform how businesses tackle their most complex, mission-critical problems by empowering them to make the right decisions faster. Sentient’s technology has patented evolutionary and perceptual capabilities that will provide customers with highly sophisticated solutions, powered by the largest computer infrastructure dedicated to distributed artificial intelligence.
- Voyager Labs (Israel) $100M, develops core technology with the capability to analyze billions of data points worldwide from multiple sources in real-time. Founded in 2012, Voyager Labs developed core technology with unprecedented capabilities for analyzing in real time billions of data points worldwide from multiple sources in order to understand and predict human and group behavior and create real-time actionable insights. The company’s cognitive computing deep-insights platform features unprecedented capabilities for analyzing in real-time billions of publicly available unstructured data points. With offices in New York, Washington and London, and R&D center in Israel, the company currently employs more than 90 employees
- Ayasdi (Menlo Park, CA) $106.35M, offers a machine intelligence platform that helps organizations gain transformative advantage from big data. Ayasdi helps companies around the world to use artificial intelligence and Big Data to make employees hundreds of times more productive and to drive fundamental breakthroughs that are beyond the capabilities of humans. Their revolutionary machine intelligence platform leverages automation, machine learning and topological data analysis to simplify the extraction of knowledge from even the largest and most complex data sets and to facilitate the deployment of intelligent, AI-based applications across the enterprise. Developed by Stanford computational mathematicians, Ayasdi’s unique approach to machine intelligence leverages breakthrough mathematics, highly automated software and inexpensive, scalable computers to revolutionize the process of converting big data into business impact. They are excited to count many of the Global 500, plus leading governments and research institutions as their clients and partners. To learn more, visit ayasdi.com or follow us @ayasdi.
- Digital Reasoning (Franklin, TN) $73.96M, is a leader in Cognitive Computing for the Enterprise. Digital Reasoning is a leader in cognitive computing. They build software that understands human communication and extracts insights from it – in many languages, across many domains, and at enormous scale. Their award-winning cognitive computing platform, Synthesys®, is able to analyze all forms of unstructured and structured data, including feeds from legacy technologies, as well new insights from untapped resources. It produces holistic insights that give organizations unparalleled oversight and control, even at the scale of complex global enterprises and government departments. Synthesys uses natural language processing and machine learning to semantically analyze human communication, uses context to discern meaning and relevance, and applies knowledge representation to adapt to different usage domains. It creates and maintains profiles of entities (people, places, objects) and relationships between them. Machine learning continually improves its accuracy. Digital Reasoning has applied Synthesys to develop proven solutions for financial services, intelligence and defense, law enforcement, and health care organizations.
- Vicarious (San Francisco, CA) $72M, develops Recursive Cortical Network™, a visual perception system that interprets the contents of photographs and videos. Vicarious is an artificial intelligence research company that uses the computational principles of the brain to build software designed to think and learn like a human. Leveraging a new computational paradigm called the Recursive Cortical Network, the company has developed a visual perception system that interprets the contents of photographs and videos in a manner similar to humans. The research at Vicarious is expected to have applications for robotics, medical image analysis, image and video search, and many other fields
- Affectva (Waltham, MA) $33.72M, Affectiva Emotion AI humanizes how people and technology interact. Affectiva, an MIT Media Lab spin-off, is the pioneer in Emotion AI, the next frontier of artificial intelligence. Affectiva’s mission is to bring emotional intelligence to the digital world with emotion recognition technology that humanizes how people and systems interact. Affectiva’s patented technology uses computer vision, deep learning and the world’s largest emotion database of 4.8 million faces analyzed in 75 countries. Affectiva’s SDKs and APIs enable developers to add emotion-sensing and analytics to their own apps, games, devices and digital experiences. Affectiva is used by one third of the Fortune Global 100, including more than 1,400 brands, to gather insight and analytics in consumer emotional engagement. Affectiva’s emotion recognition technology is applied in many different verticals including online education, healthcare, gaming, robotics, media and advertising, market research, automotive retail, human resources, training and coaching, video communication, experiential design, and in wearables and devices.
- H20.ai (Mountain View, CA) $33.6M, providing fast scalable Machine Learning API for smarter applications. H2O.ai is the maker behind H2O, the leading open source AI platform for data products. With H2O, a plethora of machine learning models (from linear models to tree-based ensemble methods to Deep Learning) can be trained from R, Python, Java, Scala, JSON, H2O’s Flow GUI, or the REST API, on laptops or servers running Windows, Mac or Linux, in the cloud or on premise, on clusters of up to hundreds of nodes, on top of Hadoop or with the Sparkling Water API for Apache Spark. Some of H2O’s mission critical applications include fraud, anti-money laundering, auditing, churn, credit scoring, user based insurance, ICU monitoring, predictive maintenance, operational intelligence and more in over 7,000 organizations. H2O is brewing a grassroots culture of data transformation in its customer communities. Customers include Capital One, Progressive, Zurich, Transamerica, Comcast, Nielsen Catalina Solutions, Neustar, Macy’s, Walgreens, Kaiser Permanente and Aetn
- CognitiveScale (Austin, TX) $25M, provides enterprise cognitive cloud software.
CognitiveScale builds machine intelligence software for healthcare, commerce, and financial services markets. The company’s products— Engage and Amplify help large enterprises increase customer engagement, improve decision-making, and deliver self-learning and self-assuring business processes. CognitiveScale has successfully deployed its software with multiple Global 500 companies and has formed strategic go to market and technology partnerships with IBM, Microsoft, and Deloitte. CognitiveScale was founded in 2013 by highly successful serial entrepreneurs and senior executives from IBM Watson, Oracle, and Salesforce with deep expertise in vertical enterprise software, cloud computing, and machine learning. The company has won numerous awards and featured in prominent research and publications. It is headquartered in Austin, Texas, with offices in the United Kingdom and India. Investors include Norwest Ventures, Intel Capital, IBM Watson, and Microsoft Ventures.
- Numenta (Redwood City, CA) $24M, leading the new era of machine intelligence.
Numenta’s mission is to be a leader in the new era of machine intelligence. They believe the brain is the best example of an intelligent system, providing a roadmap for building intelligent machines. The brain’s center of intelligence, the neocortex, controls a wide range of functions using a common set of principles. Numenta has developed several HTM example applications to demonstrate the wide applicability of their technology. They put all of their research and software implementations into open source and encourage others to join them in building a community. From a commercial point of view, they license their technology and intellectual property
- Cylance (Irvine, CA) $177M, is a global provider of cybersecurity products and services to solve the world’s most difficult security problems. Cylance is a cybersecurity products and services company focusing on stopping tomorrow’s attacks today. Founded in 2012 by ex-McAfee Global CTO Stuart McClure and ex-McAfee Chief Scientist Ryan Permeh, Cylance was created to solve the malware problem once and for all. Their flagship product, CylancePROTECT®, is the world’s first nextgeneration antivirus built on artificial intelligence and machine learning. Named the SC Magazine Award winner for “Best Emerging Technology” in 2015, CylancePROTECT offers exponentially improved prevention capabilities when compared to other endpoint security solutions. For a demo of CylancePROTECT, visit us at cylance.com
- Darktrace (London, UK) $104.5M, provides enterprise immune system technology for cyber security. Named ‘Best Security Company of the Year’ in the Info Security Products Guide 2016, Darktrace is one of the world’s leading cyber threat defense companies. Its Enterprise Immune System technology detects and responds to previously unidentified threats, powered by machine learning and mathematics developed by specialists from the University of Cambridge. Without using rules or signatures, Darktrace is uniquely capable of understanding the ‘pattern of life’ of every device, user and network within an organization, and defends against evolving threats that bypass all other systems. Some of the world’s largest corporations rely on Darktrace’s self-learning technology in sectors including energy and utilities, financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, manufacturing, retail and transportation. Darktrace is headquartered in Cambridge, UK and San Francisco, with offices in Auckland, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, London, Los Angeles, Milan, Mumbai, New York, Paris, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Washington D.C.
- Sift science (San Francisco, CA) $53.6M, offers large-scale machine-learning technology services that help e-commerce businesses detect and fight fraud. Sift Science provides real-time machine learning fraud prevention solutions for online businesses across the globe. Its machine learning software automatically learns and detects fraudulent behavioral patterns, alerting businesses before they or their customers are defrauded. Beyond this, the company has also launched a new set of products designed to detect and mitigate additional types of fraud and abuse, including: account abuse, content abuse, and promo abuse.
- Kensho (Cambridge, MA) $67M, combines natural language search, graphical user interfaces, and secure cloud computing to create a new class of analytics tools. Kensho is empowering financial institutions with technology that brings transparency to markets. Kensho is pioneering real-time statistical computing systems and scalable analytics architectures—the next generation of improvements to the global financial system. Kensho harnesses massively-parallel statistical computing, user-friendly visual interfaces and breakthroughs in unstructured data engineering and predictive analytics to create the next-generation analytics platform for investment professionals. Addressing the most significant challenges surrounding investment analysis on Wall Street today-achieving speed, scale, and automation of previously human-intensive knowledge work-Kensho’s intelligent computer systems are capable of answering complex financial questions posed in plain English, and in real-time.
- Alphasense (San Francisco, CA) $35M, is the intelligent Search Engine that provides sophisticated semantic analytics to give you an unprecedented information edge. AlphaSense solves the crippling information overload problem for knowledge professionals who are subject to a fire hose of data and are unable to catch or digest the vast amounts of content relevant to their daily decisions. Some platforms offer access to relevant documents, but none have intelligent search capabilities. AlphaSense offers access to proprietary research databases and includes semantic knowledge of financial language and the relevance analytics to surface valuable hidden snippets of information. AlphaSense ingests millions of documents, including company filings and transcripts, presentations, news, press releases and Wall Street research and any uploaded content. It semantically indexes these documents and produces instant results for users on any theme they are researching, summarizing relevant snippets across a vast volume of documents. The key benefit AlphaSense provides is an information edge, allowing users to find what others miss, and be the first to act on new information and insights.
- iCarbonX (Shenzhen, China) $199.48M, is an artificial intelligence platform for health data company. Based on the world’s most professional and exponentially increasing holographic health data, they will provide individualized health analysis and prediction of health index through the most advanced data mining and machine analysis technologies. Together with the world’s leading partners, they plan to observe, study, guide and take care of one’s health from the beginning of one’s life. Multiple companies have established collaboration and/or cooperation with us, including research institutions, pharmaceutical factories, medical examination centers, hospitals, insurance companies and health management companies, etc.
- Benevolent.AI (London, UK) $100M, harnessing the power of AI to enhance and accelerate global scientific discovery. Despite despite the huge growth of knowledge, scientific discovery has not changed for 50 years. It’s impossible for humans alone to process all of the information potentially available to advance scientific research – a new scientific paper is published every 30 seconds, there are 10,000 updates to PubMed every day. Consequently, only a small fraction of globally generated scientific information can form ‘usable’ knowledge. BenevolentAI applies AI and deep learning techniques to enable the analysis of vast quantities of complex scientific information. The Company is changing the way knowledge is created by producing an enormous structured, curated and qualified proprietary ‘data lake’ of dynamic usable knowledge that can be applied for real world use in conjunction with human experts. The Company’s first application of AI was in bioscience to accelerate drug discovery. BenevolentAI is now expanding into other large global scientific industries such a veterinary medicine, agro-tech, nutraceuticals and materials science.
- Babylon health (London, UK) $25M, delivers high quality healthcare via your mobile phone. babylon is a personal healthcare service that lives in your smartphone or tablet. It’s easy to use, available whenever you need it and available for everyone to use. It lets people arrange to see their lovely doctors within minutes, chat to them face-to-face on their mobile to find out what’s wrong, and then get back on track with sound advice. At babylon, they’re on a mission to make healthier, happier people. So they’ve created a bunch of features for the app to do just that. You can check any symptom and ask all the questions you can think of using their chat feature, send us questions for a speedy response and order test kits you can do at home. They’re changing the way healthcare gets done.
- Zebra medical vision (Shefayim, HaMerkaz, Israel) $20M, has set out to create the world’s largest medical imaging insights platform. Zebra Medical Vision is building a medical imaging insights platform. The company provides a platform that offers a cloud-based, fully hosted research and development environment including access to large datasets of structured, de-identified studies, storage, GPU computing power and support for a multitude of research tools. The solution also enables research groups to collaborate and create joint tools.
Internet of things ($388M)
- Anki (San Francisco, CA) $157.5M, is an entertainment robotics company dedicated to bringing artificial intelligence and robotics to our everyday lives. Anki has a dream to bring artificial intelligence and consumer robotics into everyday life. Anki’s cornerstone product is Anki Overdrive, based on technology that brings together video games and physical toys. Using a smartphone, the user can race a real toy car around Anki’s track, challenge friends, or play against other cars controlled by Anki’s AI. As in a video game, the cars adapt to their environment and surroundings, are fully customizable through the app, and improve their performance with usage
- Ubtech (Shenzhen, China) $120M, is an intelligent humanoid robots maker.UBTECH is a high-tech enterprise engaging in the R&D, manufacturing and promotion of commercial and consumer robots around the world. The first company in China dedicated to commercializing humanoid robots, UBTECH invested in humanoid robots research in 2008, and, in 2012, established its headquarters in Shenzhen, China. UBTECH’s mission is to bring robots into every home, and truly integrate intelligent robots into the daily life of everyone, creating a more intelligent and human-friendly way of leisure life. UBTECH will do this with continuous investment in R&D to keep the core competence and a dedicated robotic hardware and software technology development with a top robotic engineering team. They also aim to have the most intellectual patents in the humanoid service robotic industry, including invention patents, industrial design patents, and practical patents. UBTECH will also maintain its own manufacturing center and supply chain.
- Rokid (Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China) $50M, utilizes artificial intelligence to develop smart home devices. Rokid features advanced artificial intelligence and deep learning that enrich life by proactively delivering information, providing entertainment, and performing household chores via voice and visual interactions. Rokid is not just another high tech gadget, but a resourceful family companion in smart homes. In addition to its sharp, modern design, it embodies a warm and unique personality, with intuitive conversational abilities and recognition of individual family members — making it beyond a robotic device. Rokid emphasizes premium quality in every facet of the build from software and hardware to industrial design and manufacturing. With their full-stack technologies, developed in-house, Rokid’s industry-leading performance is based on the company’s proprietary software and hardware designs.
- Sight Machine (San Francisco, CA) $44.15M, is the category leader for manufacturing analytics. Sight Machine is the category leader for manufacturing analytics and used by Global 500 companies to make better, faster decisions about their operations. Sight Machine’s analytics platform, purpose-built for discrete and process manufacturing, uses artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced analytics to help address critical challenges in quality and productivity throughout the enterprise. The platform delivers “AI for the plant floor” and is powered by the industry’s only Plant Digital Twin (patent pending), which enables real-time visibility and actionable insights for every machine, line, and plant throughout an enterprise. Founded in Michigan in 2011 and expanded to the Bay Area in 2012, Sight Machine fuses the spirit of Silicon Valley technology innovation with rock-solid Detroit manufacturing. Its team includes the founders of Slashdot along with leadership from early Yahoo, Palantir, Tesla, Cisco, IBM, McKinsey, and Apple.
- Verdigris (Moffett Field, CA) $16.1M, is a SaaS-based platform that develops artificial intelligence in order to optimize energy consumption. Verdigris is an artificial intelligence and IoT platform that makes buildings smarter and more connected while reducing energy consumption and costs. By combining proprietary hardware sensors, machine learning, and software, Verdigris “learns” the energy patterns of a building. Their software produces comprehensive reports including energy forecasts, alerts about faulty equipment, maintenance reminders, and detailed energy usage information for each and every device and appliance. Verdigris offers a suite of applications that gives building engineers a comprehensive overview, an “itemized utility bill”, powerful reporting, and simple automation tools for their facility
Text analysis/generation ($29.4M)
- Narrative science (Chicago, IL) $29.4M, is the leader in Advanced Natural Language Generation for the enterprise, generating data-driven narratives at scale. Narrative Science is the leader in Advanced NLG for the enterprise. Its Quill™ platform, an intelligent system, analyzes data from disparate sources, understands what is interesting and important, then automatically generates perfectly written narratives to convey the right meaning from the data for any intended audience, at machine scale. It excels where data visualizations fall short: it identifies and conveys relevant information in conversational language that people can immediately comprehend, trust and act on. Organizations rely on Narrative Science to better serve customers with useful written content and to increase efficiency, freeing employees to focus on high-value activities and innovation.
- Captricity (Oakland, CA) $51.9M, is a cloud-based service that converts information on paper to digital data rapidly and effectively. Captricity is secure cloud software that transforms handwritten paper forms into digital data with 99%+ percent accuracy. Captricity’s cloud solution features unique crowd-guided deep learning technology that can extract data from any source – paper documents, scans, faxes, emails, call centers and web forms – and connect automatically to backend systems to empower advanced analytics and eliminate the need for costly, ineffective manual data entry processes. Captricity serves a broad range of markets, including insurance, healthcare, government and non-profits.
- Clarifai (New York, NY) $40M, provides advanced image recognition systems for customers to detect near-duplicates and visual searches. Clarifai is an artificial intelligence company that excels in visual recognition, solving real-world problems for businesses and developers alike. Founded in 2013 by Matthew Zeiler, a foremost expert in machine learning, Clarifai has been a market leader since winning the top five places at the ImageNet 2013 competition, and predicts more than 1.4 billion concepts in images every month. Clarifai’s powerful visual recognition technology is built on the most advanced machine learning systems and made easily accessible by a clean API, empowering developers all over the world to build a new generation of intelligent applications. Clarifai builds products to make it easy, quick, and inexpensive for developers and businesses to innovate with AI, go to market faster, and build better user experiences. Clarifai also makes “teaching” AI just as accessible as they make using AI, which is why their technology is the most customizable and accurate solution in the market.
- Orbital Insight, Inc. (Mountain View, CA) $28.7M, builds a macroscope and finding truth and transparency in the ever-expanding supply of satellite images. Orbital Insight works at the intersection of big data and the commercialization of space and is the first mover in large-scale analysis of satellite and UAV imagery. The company has developed algorithms to count and measure cars, roads, airplanes, clouds, haze, freshwater lakes, agricultural fields, buildings, and oil tanks to provide a big-picture understanding of the world quantitatively grounded in observation.
- Chronocam (Paris, France) $18.35M, provides bio-inspired computer vision solutions for autonomous navigation and connected objects. Chronocam is developing a unique, bio-inspired and self-adapting approach to the need for visual sensing and processing in autonomous vehicles, connected devices, security and surveillance systems. Its innovative vision sensors and systems replicate the functioning of the human eye and address the limitations of conventional vision sensors by enabling real time sensing of the relevant dynamic scene context and acquiring only what is necessary. The result is that Chronocam’s vision solutions set a new benchmark for computer vision performance with unprecedented speed, dynamic range, sensor level video compression and power efficiency, at the same time. Based in Paris, Chronocam is a venture backed company with investors including 360 Capital, CEA Investissement, iBionext, Intel Capital, Renault-Nissan Group, and Robert Bosch Venture Capital. More information can be found at chronocam.com
- Zymergen (Emeryville, CA) $174.1M, is a technology company unlocking the power of biology. Zymergen is a technology company unlocking the power of biology. Zymergen has developed a proprietary platform, which uses robots and machine learning to engineer microbes faster, more predictably, and to a level of performance previously unattainable. These microbes, and the products they produce, have broad applications across industries such as chemicals and materials, agriculture, and healthcare. Zymergen works with customers in these industries to improve the economics of existing products, bring new products to market faster, and to develop entirely new products.
- Blue river technology (Sunnyvale, CA) $30.4M, employs computer vision and robotics technologies to build intelligent solutions for the agricultural industries. Blue River Technology creates and delivers advanced technology for better agriculture. The company’s pioneering approach utilizes computer vision and robotics to build a future that ‘makes every plant count’ – where the needs of each plant are precisely measured and instantly responded to, significantly reducing chemical and nutrient use. The company brings substantial experience in precision agriculture, robotics, computer vision and machine learning.