Startups

OpenAI

Founders: Greg Brockman
What They Do: OpenAI is a non-profit artificial intelligence research company. Our goal is to advance digital intelligence in the way that is most likely to benefit humanity as a whole, unconstrained by a need to generate financial return. In the short term, we’re building on recent advances in AI research and working towards the next set of breakthroughs.
Last Funding Round: Info. not available.
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Arria

Founders: Stuart Rogers, Yaji Sripada, Ehud Reiter
What They Do: Arria NLG develops and commercialises advances in Natural Language Generation (NLG) technologies.
Last Funding Round: $40.27 Million
Location: London
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X.ai

Founders: Dennis R. MortensenAlex Poon
What They Do: x.ai builds and maintains an artificial intelligence powered personal assistant that schedules meetings for its business customers.
Last Funding Round: $23 Million
Location: New York, New York
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comma.ai

Founders: 
What They Do: Comma.ai, founded by George Hotz to show that making driverless vehicles could done relatively cheaply using off-the-shelf components and existing vehicles. It has open-sourced a dataset of 7.25 hours of highway driving.
Last Funding Round: $3.1 Million
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Banjo

Founders: Damien Patton
What They Do: Banjo is a live digital capture of everything that’s happening in the world in real-time. The Banjo platform analyzes billions of signals per second and organizes them by time, location and content to provide companies with an unprecedented level of understanding about humanity and the world around us. The most important brands, financial services organizations and media companies rely on Banjo every day to make better decisions, move faster and change the way they understand and interact with people all over the world.
Last Funding Round: $100 Million
Location: Redwood City, California
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Infer

Founders: , ,
What They Do: Infer’s cloud-based application helps companies win more customers. It uses historical data from your CRM app, as well as thousands of external signals from the web, to determine which leads are most likely to convert. With Infer, you can focus reps on the hottest leads, uncover hidden opportunities, and extract high-potential prospects from any list. Inspired by the simplicity of the consumer web, Infer seamlessly integrates with your existing systems so you can get up and running in just days.
Last Funding Round: $25 Million
Location: Mountain View, California
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Mintigo

Founders: , ,
What They Do: At Mintigo, we master data science to revolutionize the way people market and sell. Our Predictive Marketing Platform for enterprise enables insight-driven customer engagement to win and retain customers. By combining the power of predictive analytics and big data, marketers and sales teams can discover ideal prospects, personalize content for lead nurturing, and provide insights that shorten the sales cycle. Marketing leaders at companies like Red Hat, DocuSign, Seagate and Neustar rely on Mintigo to find buyers faster.
Last Funding Round: $15 Million
Location: San Mateo, California
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Skytree

Founders: ,
What They Do: Skytree is a California-based software company that develops and publishes a machine learning platform for advanced analytics. The company offers a platform that gives organizations the power to discover analytic insights, predict future trends, make recommendations, and reveal untapped markets and customers.
Last Funding Round: $18 Million
Location: San Jose, California
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Persado

Founders: Guy KriefAaron Masih
What They Do: Persado’s cognitive content platform generates language that inspires action. Powered by cognitive computing technologies, the platform eliminates the random process behind traditional message creation. Persado arms organizations and individuals with “smart content” that maximizes the efficacy of communication with any audience at scale, while delivering unique insight into the specific triggers that drive action.
Last Funding Round: $30 Million
Location: New York, New York
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Clarifai

Founders: Matthew Zeiler
What They Do: 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 in image classification at the ImageNet 2013 competition. Clarifai’s powerful image and video 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.
Last Funding Round: $10 Million
Location: New York, New York
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Gridspace

Founders: Anthony ScodaryNico BenitezEvan Macmillan
What They Do: Gridspace is a collaboration between SRI Speech Labs, the lab behind Siri, and a multidisciplinary team of Stanford engineers. The company’s software makes complex interactions easy to understand by making them searchable, accessible and organized. The company’s mission is to clarify and elevate business communication.
Last Funding Round: $250k
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Enlitic

Founders: Jeremy Howard
What They Do: Enlitic uses recent advances in machine learning to make medical diagnostics faster, more accurate, and more accessible. Our mission is to provide the tools that allow physicians to fully utilize the vast stores of medical data collected today, regardless of what form they are in – such as medical images, doctors’ notes, and structured lab tests. Our day-to-day work covers cancer detection and treatment planning, as well as a wide range of other high impact medical issues – the consistent underlying theme is using a data-driven approach to improving patient outcomes. There are particularly exciting opportunities for helping the developing world. To realize this vision,
Last Funding Round: $10 Million
Location: San Francisco
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Affectiva

Founders: Rana el Kaliouby, Rosalind Picard
What They Do: Affectiva, an MIT Media Lab spin-off, is the pioneer in Emotion AI, the next frontier of artificial intelligence. Affectiva understands the importance of emotions – in every aspect of our lives. It shapes our experiences, our interactions and our decisions. In an increasingly technology-driven world, emotion is either absent or oversimplified. Our mission is to bring emotional intelligence to the digital world, through emotion recognition technology, transforming how we connect with technology and each other. Our patented software is built on an emotion AI science platform that uses computer vision, deep learning and the world’s largest emotion data repository of 4
Last Funding Round: $14 Million
Location: Waltham, MA
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ClevAPI

Founders: Timur Luguev
What They Do: ClevAPI provides real-time image recognition service. The SaaS technology receives and processes images, and then returns a list of tags that describe image content and precise location of recognized objects.
Last Funding Round: Info not available.
Location: Makhachkala, Dagestan
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Deep Genomics

Founders: Hannes Bretschneider, Andrew Delong, Brendan Frey, Hui Yuan Xiong
What They Do: Deep Genomics is building an integrated computational system, the DG Engine, which can learn, predict and interpret how genetic variation, whether natural or therapeutic, alters crucial cellular processes in the context of disease. Unlike other approaches, the DG Engine accounts for the complex, interdependent layers of biological processes that are involved in disease.
The technology developed at Deep Genomics is based on machine learning. We develop new machine learning methods that can find patterns in massive datasets and infer computer models of how cells read the genome and generate biomolecules. In this way, our unique technology provides a causal interpretation for genetic variation, not just the correlative information given by industry standard techniques. We can even generate networks of known and unknown variants based on how they affect the same cellular processes, something that was not previously possible. Any variant. Any disease.
Last Funding Round: $3.7 Million
Location: Toronto, Ontario
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Mariana

Founders: Soumyadeb Mitra, Venkat NagaswamyAbhishek Kashyap
What They Do: Why do only 5% of prospects convert? Because most companies market to find prospects. At Mariana, we reverse that. Mariana leverages deep learning to identify the right person inside a business first, then we create marketing that’s personalized — just like your best sales people, but automatically and at scale. It’s the ultimate synergy of 1-to-1 and account-based marketing.
Last Funding Round: $2 Million
Location: Palo Alto, CA
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Sense.ly

Founders: Adam OdesskyIvana Schnur
What They Do: Sense.ly is an avatar-based, emotively reactive platform that helps clinicians better manage their chronically ill patients. After the clinician enters in the clinical protocol and goals, a virtual medical assistant follows up with patients, collects clinical data from medical devices and assessments, tracks progress, and helps patients to stay on course with motivations and reminders. All the information is analyzed and presented to the doctor so patients can get better faster, hospitals can bill for telemedicine procedures, and reduce operational costs.
Last Funding Round: $2.5 Million
Location: San Francisco, California
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Real Life Analytics

Founders: Jorge Torres, Adam Carrigan
What They Do: Real Life Analytics enables targeted advertising on any digital screen. Using visual recognition technology we can enable every screen to recognise who is in front of it and serve them the right targeted content first time every time.
Real Life Analytics have developed advanced computer vision machine learning software to provide real time content delivery – ads, products, messages, or social media – to customers in physical stores on digital screens. Retailers will now know the demographics of people in their stores at all times, and are now able to target content based on specific demographic characteristics. Retailers will now have access to in store data
Last Funding Round:
Location: London
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Ditto Labs

Founders: Joshua Wachman, David Rose
What They Do: Ditto Labs was first-to-market with a dashboard tool to help top brand marketers derive insights, prospect audiences, and measure campaigns from what appears in social media photos. Ditto’s patented machine learning and computer vision capability is integrate with a majority of enterprise social listening platforms. Now brands can holistically analyze campaign performance and consumer sentiment by incorporating text with visual signals of affinity.
Last Funding Round: $4 Million
Location: Cambridge, MA
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Ripjar

Founders: Tom Griffin, Jeremy Annis, Jeremy Laycock, Leigh Jones, Rob Biggs
What They Do: Ripjar enables organisations to Listen, Analyse and Visualise the data that matters. Data is at the centre of Brand Analysis, Market Research, Anti-fraud, Cyber Security, Crises Response, and Defence & Intelligence. We have designed a product that brings clarity to data through interactive dashboards enabling analysts to explore both realtime and historical data through interlinked visualisations. These intuitive visualisations are supported by sophisticated natural language processing and machine learning enabling users to quickly and easily interpret their data.
Last Funding Round: $22k
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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Houzz

Founders: Adi TatarkoAlon Cohen
What They Do: Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a small room to building a custom home and everything in between, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community empowered by technology, Houzz is the easiest way for people to find inspiration, get advice, buy products and hire the professionals they need to help turn their ideas into reality. Headquartered
Last Funding Round: $165 Million
Location: Palo Alto, CA
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Botanic.io

Founders: Mark Meadows
What They Do: Botanic is a product design firm specializing in conversational interfaces and avatars.
Last Funding Round: Info not available.
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Automated Insights

Founders: Robbie Allen
What They Do: Automated Insights transforms Big Data into written reports with the depth of analysis, personality and variability of a human writer. The Wordsmith platform uses artificial intelligence to dynamically spot patterns and trends in raw data and then describe those findings in plain English. Using natural language generation, Wordsmith authors insightful, personalized reports around individual user data at unprecedented scale and in real-time. In 2014, Ai and its patented Wordsmith platform will produce over 1 billion personalized reports for clients like Yahoo!, The Associated Press, the NFL, and Edmunds.com.
Last Funding Round: $5.5 Million
Location: Durham, NC
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DataRobot

Founders: ,
What They Do: DataRobot is a predictive analytics platform for data scientists to build and deploy accurate predictive models in a fraction of the time it takes today. By harnessing the power of massively parallel computing, DataRobot builds and refines 1000s of possible models using R and Python to find the best ones in just hours. We’ve incorporated the knowledge and expertise of our world-class data science team into a solution that unleashes the productivity of practitioners, regardless of their level of expertise. From small companies with part-time data scientists to large enterprises with dedicated data science teams – DataRobot helps organizations make better predictions, faster.
Last Funding Round: $33 Million
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
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Vicarious Systems

Founders: , ,
What They Do: We are building a unified algorithmic architecture to achieve human-level intelligence in vision, language, and motor control. Currently, we are focusing on visual object recognition and segmentation. We are interested in general solutions that work well across multiple sensory domains and tasks. Using inductive biases drawn from neuroscience, our system requires orders of magnitude less training data than traditional machine learning techniques. Our underlying framework combines advantages of deep architectures and generative probabilistic models. We use modern software engineering practices, and we strive to maintain a codebase and a culture that are a joy to work in.
Last Funding Round: Last Round: undisclosed. Second-last Round: $12 Million
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Viv Labs

Founders: , ,
What They Do: In addition to being far more capable and intelligent than other virtual assistants, Viv will provide a truly open platform and marketplace that lets any developer extend Viv’s capabilities with new services. Thus, Viv is a massively scalable platform that will learn as our community of user grows. The more that you ask Viv, the more it will know!
Last Funding Round: $7.5 Million
Location: San Jose, CA
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CrowdFlower

Founders: Lukas BiewaldChris Pelt
What They Do: CrowdFlower is the essential human-in-the-loop platform for data science teams. CrowdFlower is focused on making data useful by helping data teams collect, clean and label their data at scale. The CrowdFlower platform combines human-labelled training data, easy to deploy machine learning, and human-in-the-loop capabilities to help companies create value from their unstructured data.
Last Funding Round: $10 Million
Location: San Francisco, CA
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H2O.ai

Founders: ,
What They Do: H2O.ai provides an open source machine learning platform that makes it easy to build smart applications. Using our platform data scientists and developers can import powerful algorithms into their applications. Our technology is already being used to predict fraud, customer churn, etc. at over 5,000 organizations and our customers include the likes of Cisco, PayPal and Progressive.
Last Funding Round: $20 Million
Location: Mountain View, CA
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LogDNA

Founders: Chris NguyenLee Liu
What They Do: LogDNA – The easiest log management system you will ever use! LogDNA is a cloud-based log management system that allows engineering and devops to aggregate all system and application logs into one efficient platform. Save, store, tail and search application logs in realtime from a simple command-line or web interface.
Last Funding Round: $1.3 Million
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Tamr

Founders: Andy Palmer,
What They Do: Tamr enables organizations to broadly integrate and curate many existing and future data sources efficiently at scale. It is based on research conducted at M.I.T., Brandeis, and Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI).
Last Funding Round: $25.2 Million
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Amplero

Founders: , ,
What They Do: Amplero is a customer lifetime value management platform that enables marketers to achieve what’s not humanly possible by leveraging machine learning and multi-armed bandit experimentation to automatically optimize every customer interaction and maximize customer lifetime value and loyalty.
Last Funding Round: $8 Million
Location: Seattle, Washington
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Farmers Business Network

Founders: Matthew Meisner
What They Do: Farmers Business Network connects farmers and their data through our independent agronomic network. We seek to improve the livelihood of farmers by making their data useful and accessible. Farmers Business Network (FBN) provide farmers with product performance, yield analysis, yield benchmarking and predictive analytics based on real world performance data from thousands of fields. FBN utilizes data science and machine learning to provide members with insights about each of their fields, powered by billions of data points from our network.
Last Funding Round: $20 Million
Location: San Carlos, CA
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DeepGram

Founders: Noah ShuttyScott Stephenson
What They Do: DeepGram uses artificial intelligence to recognize speech, search for moments, and categorize audio and video. Try it on calls, meetings, podcasts, video clips, lectures—and get actionable insights from an easy to use API.
Last Funding Round: $120k
Location: Mountain View, CA
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Sentenai

Founders: ,
What They Do: Sentenai is cloud service that connects intelligent systems to the data they need to make better decisions in real-time. Sentenai’s product combines distributed systems and applied machine learning to automatically organize sensor data streams, making them searchable in real-time.
Last Funding Round: $1.8 Million
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
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Msg.ai

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What They Do: Msg.ai enables brands to leverage human-assisted AI for conversational commerce. Msg.ai works with leading brands across many industries, including CPG, retail, auto, sports/entertainment and media.
Last Funding Round: $2.7 Million
Location: Palo Alto, CA
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Elucify

Founders: , ,
What They Do: Elucify believes that good data is the foundation of effective sales organizations. Our mission is to build the infrastructure that enables salespeople to focus on their passion: selling.
Last Funding Round: $120k
Location: San Francisco, CA
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GitPrime

Founders: Ben Thompson, Travis Kimmel
What They Do: GitPrime analyzes a team’s codebase to quantify engineering progress. For example, GitPrime can identify engineers who are stuck or bogged down with refactoring, and quantify the amount of effort spent paying down technical debt. GitPrime connects to an organization’s git account and aggregates activity across all their git repos.
Last Funding Round: $200k
Location: Durango, CO / Mountain View, CA
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Nova.ai

Founders: ,
What They Do: Multiply the effectiveness of your sales team using Nova’s data science-driven approach.
Last Funding Round: $120k
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Hykso

Founders: , ,
What They Do: Hykso’s wearable sensors provide valuable performance data for elite, professional athletes and also for the 40M+ people worldwide who participate in combat sports like boxing & kickboxing for fitness. The sensors calculate every strike that is thrown, measure its velocity, identify its type, and feed all of this and more back to Hykso’s mobile app in real-time.
Last Funding Round: $120k
Location: Los Altos, CA
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Wakie

Founders: ,
What They Do: Wakie is anonymous voice conversation app. It’s the fastest way to find appropriate people to discuss any questions you may have.
Last Funding Round: $1 Million
Location: Mountain View, CA
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Zenysis Technologies

Founders: Jonathan StambolisIan Webster
What They Do: Zenysis builds data integration software that helps governments view and analyze all their data in one place. When governments face pandemic emergencies, humanitarian crises, or natural disasters, they turn to their data for actionable insights. Zenysis puts this information at their fingertips.
Last Funding Round: $2.68 Million
Location: San Francisco, CA
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PaveIQ

Founders: Bhavuk KaulRam Jayaraman
What They Do: Turn your Google Analytics data into actionable insights.
Last Funding Round: $120k
Location: Kitchener, Ontario
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TeraDeep

Founders: Eugenio Culurciello
What They Do: TeraDeep solutions are high-performance computing solutions for real-time complex-data analytics.
Last Funding Round: Info not available.
Location: Santa Clara, CA
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