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Here are the top 100 AI unicorns that are giving tough competition to well-established companies

Artificial intelligence is presently the most disruptive technology. From identifying our faces to recommending the best products, artificial intelligence is everywhere. This technology is also becoming a great source for top AI startups to achieve their bottom-line growth. Most promising AI startups are garnering the attention of numerous investors across the world. AI technology startups are attracting the attention of multiple investors across the globe, and particularly so in the US and China. In the very best-funded and most promising independent startups, most AI companies hail either from the US or China, with a few more countries represented. In both of these key countries, the benefits of AI are clear in a number of industries, but the focus of each country seems to be slightly different. The boom in the AI industry has led to massive growth in AI companies. Heavy funding from leading tech-based investment funds have helped many companies gain unicorn status. These top AI unicorns are giving tough competition to well-established companies. It is interesting to know that the best AI unicorns have come up majorly in the field of big data analytics, autonomous driving, facial recognition, etc. The number of successful companies in the Artificial Intelligence industry, worth more than US$1 billion are really hard to ignore. Particularly, when a lot of these companies were founded only within the last 5 years or so. The success of these AI Unicorns has garnered much attention, and hence in this article, we collate the list of top 100 AI unicorns and their success stories.

 

1. 4Paradigm

Founded: 2014

Headquarter(s): Beijing, Beijing, China

Valuation: US$2B (as of April 2020)

Funding Amount: US$1.1B

Website: https://www.4paradigm.com

4Paradigm has the world’s top machine learning technology, which can accurately predict and collect data, help enterprises improve efficiency, reduce risks, and obtain greater commercial value. 4Paradigm unveiled its latest self-developed AI app store and upgraded operating system, as the country pushes AI into more decision-making to drive quality technological development. The new store, namely Sage App Store, allows companies to use different apps to analyze millions of types of data in a few seconds for their businesses. Some apps, for instance, can recommend the best location for companies through analysis of the surrounding residents.

 

2. 6Sense

Founded: 2013

Headquarter(s): San Francisco, California

Valuation: US$5.2B (as of Jan 2022)

Funding Amount: US$426M

Website: www.6sense.com

6sense reinvents the way organizations create, manage, and convert pipelines to revenue. 6sense Revenue AI captures anonymous buying signals, targets the right accounts at the ideal time, and recommends the channels and messages to boost revenue performance. Removing guesswork, friction and wasted sales effort, 6sense empowers sales, marketing, and customer success teams to significantly improve pipeline quality, accelerate sales velocity, increase conversion rates, and grow revenue predictably.

 

3. Ada Support 

Founded: 2016

Headquarter(s): Toronto, Ontario

Valuation: US$1.2B (as of May 2021)

Funding Amount: US$190.6M

Website: https://www.ada.cx/

Customers expect brands to be available 24/7, on all digital and social channels, to meet their needs in a meaningful way and Ada makes this possible. Using advanced Interaction AI, Ada Support personalizes conversations to the interests of every customer. So, you resolve issues and keep customers happy, delivering against your brand promise, even when you are scaling fast. Ada Engage plugs into existing CRM, marketing automation, and enrichment solutions to qualify and route prospects, intelligently guiding visitors along their ideal path to purchase.

 

4. AEye

Founded: 2013

Headquarter(s): Dublin, California

Valuation: US$1.5B (as of May 2021)

Funding Amount: US$314.1M

Website: http://www.aeye.ai/

AEye is the creator of iDARTM (Intelligent Detection and Ranging), the premier artificial perception platform for vehicle autonomy, ADAS, and robotic vision applications where safety is the priority. iDAR fuses solid-state agile LiDAR, an optional camera, and integrated AI to create a smart, software definable sensor that extracts only the data that matters – enabling fast, accurate perception. AEye has partnered with leading Tier 1s and system integrators to configure and manufacture the sensor at scale to meet the diverse performance and functional requirements of autonomous and partially automated applications.

 

5. Afiniti

Founded: 2006

Headquarter(s): Hamilton, Bermuda

Valuation: US$1.6B (as of 2017)

Funding Amount: US$200M

Website: https://www.afiniti.com

Afiniti’s core product, Enterprise Behavioral Pairing™, uses artificial intelligence to identify subtle and valuable patterns of human interaction in order to pair individuals on the basis of behavior, leading to more successful interactions and measurable increases in enterprise profitability. Afiniti has over 350 patents and operates throughout the world, measurably driving billions of dollars in incremental value for its clients.

 

6. Agile Robots 

Founded: 2018

Headquarter(s): München, Bayern

Valuation: US$1B (as of 2021)

Funding Amount: US$270.1M

Website: http://agile-robots.com/

Agile Robots is an intelligent robot system development and application service provider, dedicated to the development and application of intelligent robot systems. The core products include 7-degree-of-freedom lightweight arm and general-purpose robot controller., robot vision system, etc. The company is committed to promoting the deep combination and innovation of artificial intelligence and robotics and expanding the application of robotics in more fields.

 

7. Aibee

Founded: 2017

Headquarter(s): Beijing, Beijing

Valuation: US$1B (as of March 2022)

Funding Amount: US$273.5M

Website: http://www.aibee.com/

Aibee applies the most advanced and innovative AI technologies (computer vision, speech recognition, natural language understanding, big data analytics, robotics, etc.) to transform efficiency, productivity, and business value of their target vertical industries by gaining a deep understanding of pain points, needs and objectives of their clients as well as by creating new business opportunities. Aibee is incorporating AI into China Merchants Group’s shopping mall in Shekou, Shenzhen, and China Merchants Bank.

 

8. AInnovation

Founded: 2014

Headquarter(s): Osasco, São Paulo

Valuation: US$1B (as of 2020)

Funding Amount: US$131.9M

Website: https://www.ainnovation.com.br/

Based on its computer vision and machine learning technologies, AInnovation has developed three proprietary platforms including ManuVision Intelligent Machine Vision Platform, MatrixVision Intelligent Edge Video Platform, and Orion Distributed Machine Learning Platform, to accumulate algorithm assets and provide rapidly deployable products and solutions. Because of its innovations in applying AI in the manufacturing industry, AInnovation has been listed by Gartner as a global machine vision “Example vendor” and “Cool Vendor” in AI for Computer Vision.

 

9. Alation 

Founded: 2012

Headquarter(s): Redwood City, California

Valuation: US$1.2B (as of June 2021)

Funding Amount: US$192M

Website: http://www.alation.com

Alation’s initial offering dominates the data catalog market. More than 300 enterprises drive data culture, improve decision making, and realize business outcomes with Alation including AbbVie, American Family Insurance, Cisco, Exelon, Fifth Third Bank, Finnair, Munich Re, NASDAQ, New Balance, Parexel, Pfizer, US Foods and Vistaprint. Thanks to its powerful Behavioral Analysis Engine, inbuilt collaboration capabilities, and open interfaces, Alation combines machine learning with human insight to successfully tackle even the most demanding challenges in data and metadata management.

 

10. Anduril

Founded: 2017

Headquarter(s): Orange County, CA

Valuation: US$4.6B (as of June 2021)

Funding Amount: US$692.5M

Website: http://www.anduril.com

The company makes defense hardware, including long-flying drones and surveillance towers that connect to a shared software platform it calls Lattice. The technology can be used to secure military bases, monitor borders and even knock enemy drones out of the sky, in the case of Anduril’s counter-UAS tech known as “Anvil.” The company’s work with U.S. Customs and Border Protection also matured from a pilot into a program of record last year. Anduril supplies the agency with connected surveillance towers capable of autonomously monitoring stretches of the U.S. border.

 

11. Applied Intuition

Founded: 2017

Headquarter(s): California, USA

Valuation: US$1.25B

Funding Amount: US$351.5M

Website: https://www.appliedintuition.com/

Leading companies around the world rely on Applied Intuition to bring safe autonomous systems to market. The company supports programs of all sizes—from startups to Fortune 500s—to build safe vehicles ready for commercial applications. While Uber, Tesla and Waymo make headlines in autonomous vehicles, Applied Intuition’s rise is a reminder that there’s much more to autonomy than fully self-driving cars.

 

12. Argo AI

Founded: 2016

Headquarter(s): Pennsylvania, United States

Valuation: US$7.25B

Funding Amount: US$3.6B

Website: https://www.argo.ai/

Argo AI is effectively tackling the most challenging applications in computer science, robotics and artificial intelligence — self-driving vehicles. Argo AI is testing and training its sensors and software in seven different cities all at once, with an intense focus on well-mapped areas it calls “geonets.” The city rollouts occur in Argo’s geonets, which determine where a robot can go and where it can’t. A geonet involves not physical barriers but a network of approved streets.

 

13. Arya.ai

Founded: 2013

Headquarter(s): Maharashtra, India

Valuation: US$1B (Estimated)

Funding Amount: US$750K

Website: https://arya.ai/

Developer of an autonomous artificial intelligence-based operating platform intended for financial services to automate and augment decisions. The company’s platform uses deep learning algorithms to optimize autonomous applications that can learn and relearn without any human inputs and can also assist professionals from different fields in their tasks, enabling clients to focus on core product features using artificial intelligence, enabling AI enabled applications to be rapidly deployed and scaled while navigating to institution wide automation.

 

14. ASAPP

Founded: 2014

Headquarter(s): East Coast, USA

Valuation: US$1.6B

Funding Amount: US$380M

Website: https://www.asapp.com/

ASAPP provides AI services used by call centers and other customer service interfaces. The seven-year-old startup developed ways of using machine learning to improve human performance and introduce automation to workflows wherever appropriate. Customer service agents can use ASAPP as a kind of coach for determining how to talk to customers during sales calls or service requests. The AI analyzes what is being said and the sentiment behind the words to craft its suggestions. When a busy call center agent has several simultaneous conversations happening, those suggestions can help prevent confusion or errors. The AI also uses machine learning to work out where automation can help agents, personalized based on the agent’s own capacity.

 

15. Automation Anywhere

Founded: 2003

Headquarter(s): California, United States

Valuation: US$6.8B (as of 2019)

Funding Amount: US$852.7M

Website: https://www.automationanywhere.com/

Automation Anywhere, which is best known for its robotic process automation (RPA) software, plans to expand the platform. In 2021, the company announced that it intends to acquire process discovery startup FortressIQ. Automation 360 is the only cloud-native intelligent automation platform, enabling companies to transcend front and back-office silos and systems, both SaaS and legacy. AARI is the digital assistant that simplifies automation so anyone can automate their business processes.

 

16. Babylon

Founded: 2013

Headquarter(s): England, United Kingdom

Valuation: US$4.2B

Funding Amount: US$1.1B

Website: https://www.babylonhealth.com/en-us

Babylon completed two acquisitions in rapid succession early this year. Shortly after Babylon closed its deal with Higi, the company announced it had purchased patient engagement tool DayToDay Health. Babylon is one of the world’s fastest growing digital healthcare companies whose mission is to make high-quality healthcare accessible and affordable for every person on Earth. Babylon is re-engineering how people engage with their care at every step of the healthcare continuum. By flipping the model from reactive sick care to proactive healthcare through the devices people already own, it offers millions of people globally ongoing, always-on care.

 

17. BenevolentAI

Founded: 2013

Headquarter(s): England, UK

Valuation: US$1B (as of 2018)

Funding Amount: US$292M

Website: https://www.benevolent.com/

BenevolentAI is a company that unites AI with human expertise to discover new and more effective medicines. Through the combined capabilities of its AI platform, scientific expertise, and wet-lab facilities, BenevolentAI aims to deliver novel drug candidates with a higher probability of clinical success than those developed using traditional methods. The Business Combination provides BenevolentAI with a multi-year cash runway to continue development of the Benevolent Platform™ and progress its pipeline of drug candidates.

 

18. BigID

Founded: 2016

Headquarter(s): New York, USA

Valuation: US$1.25B

Funding Amount: US$246.1M

Website: https://bigid.com/

BigID’s data intelligence platform enables organizations to know their enterprise data and take action for privacy, protection, and perspective. The company recently announced new advanced ML-driven capabilities, bringing customizable NLP classifiers to customers for faster time to insight, more accurate understanding of data, and data insight that makes sense for today’s modern data challenges. Customizable NER capabilities reduce costs, time, and resources across data classification and management – improving accuracy, reducing noise, and saving customers’ time and money while accelerating time to insight.

 

19. Black Sesame Technologies

Founded: 2016

Headquarter(s): California, United States

Valuation: US$2B

Funding Amount: US$115M

Website: https://bst.ai/home.html

Black Sesame Technologies is an AI digital imaging technology firm that creates solutions for real-world AI challenges. It provides solutions for image processing and computing images, as well as embedded sensing platforms. The firm specializes in algorithms for smartphones, autonomous driving, and other consumer electronics. It undertakes core R&D functions including core algorithm development, ASIC design, software system and ADAS engineering application team. Team members have extensive experience in industrial applications, and have served the well-known companies in the industry.

 

20. ByteDance

Founded: 2012

Headquarter(s): Shanghai, China

Valuation: US$353B

Funding Amount: US$9.4B

Website: https://www.bytedance.com/en/

Founded in 2012, ByteDance’s mission is to inspire creativity and enrich life. With a suite of more than a dozen products, including TikTok, Helo, and Resso, as well as platforms specific to the China market, including Toutiao, Douyin, and Xigua, ByteDance has made it easier and more fun for people to connect with, consume, and create content. ByteDance’s investors include Coatue, General Atlantic, KKR, Sequoia Capital, SIG, and Softbank.

 

21. Clari

Founded: 2013

Headquarter(s): California, United States

Valuation: US$1.6B (as of 2021)

Funding Amount: US$496M

Website: https://www.clari.com/

Clari helps sales organizations drive more revenue and increase forecast accuracy leveraging data science, mobile optimization, and beautiful designing. Clari provides extraordinary visibility into deal progression, allowing management to drive more business and increase forecast accuracy. Clari data science also delivers unprecedented insight into sales strategies, tools, and more.

 

22. Cloudwalk

Founded: 2015

Headquarter(s): Sao Paulo, Brazil

Valuation: US$2.4B

Funding Amount: US$345.1M

Website: https://www.cloudwalk.io/

Focusing on every scene of people’s life, Cloudwalk, with the world’s leading man-machine coordination platform, provides users with cross-scene, cross-industry and personalized AI services, in the hope of building a more harmonious and warmer intelligent future. Together with SenseTime, Megvii and Yitu, Cloudwalk was dubbed one of “China’s four computer vision dragons.” CloudWalk processes transactions more than US$2.4 billion annually with more than 200,000 businesses and is growing quickly.

 

23. Cognite

Founded: 2016

Headquarter(s): Akershus, Norway

Valuation: US$1.6B (as of 2021)

Funding Amount: US$338.2M

Website: https://www.cognite.com/en/

Cognite makes industrial data accessible to all, from engineers in the field to data scientists in the office, empowering individuals and companies to create value from data and transform an industry. Cognite today has more than 400 software developers, data scientists, designers, 3D specialists, and industry professionals across offices in Norway, the US, and Japan. The flagship product, Cognite Data Fusion (CDF), empowers companies with contextualized operational and IT data to drive industrial applications that increase the safety, sustainability, and efficiency of industrial operations.

 

24. Collibra

Founded: 2008

Headquarter(s): New York, USA

Valuation: US$5.25B

Funding Amount: US$596.5M

Website: https://www.collibra.com/us/en

Collibra, the data intelligence company is certified™ by Great Place to Work® in multiple countries including Belgium, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The prestigious award is based on what current employees say about their experience working at Collibra. This year, 96% of Collibrians surveyed said it’s a great place to work – 37 points higher than the average U.S. company.

 

25. Contentsquare

Founded: 2012

Headquarter(s): Paris, France

Valuation: US$2.8B

Funding Amount: US$812M

Website: https://contentsquare.com/

Contentsquare is a digital experience analytics company that enables its customers to better understand why their website or app visitors behave the way they do online. The vendor’s technology aggregates and analyzes digital customer interactions to reveal performance issues, enabling brands to make better decisions and optimize the experience. The digital experience insight is so granular that it can even find design issues.

 

26. Databricks

Founded: 2013

Headquarter(s): California, United States

Valuation: US$38B

Funding Amount: US$3.5B

Website: https://databricks.com/

Databricks is known for its proprietary innovation, the Data Lake, where users can dump all of their data in any format and can still be used to generate insights. The company, led by an academician himself, CEO Ali Ghodsi, is tech-focused and engineering-led. Since its main objective is data application, users can leave their data wherever in any format, and Databricks will process it efficiently.

 

27. Dataiku

Founded: 2013

Headquarter(s): New York, United States

Valuation: US$4.6B

Funding Amount: US$646.8M

Website: https://www.dataiku.com/

Since 2013, Dataiku has been the leader in democratizing data and empowering organization-wide collaboration. Today, more than 450 companies worldwide use Dataiku to systemize their use of data and AI, driving diverse use cases from fraud detection to customer churn prevention, predictive maintenance to supply chain optimization, and everything in between. Everyday AI is what organizations can achieve when they systemize the use of data and AI with Dataiku.

 

28. Dataminr

Founded: 2009

Headquarter(s): New York, United States

Valuation: US$4.1B

Funding Amount: US$1.1B

Website: https://www.dataminr.com/

Dataminr’s AI platform discovers, distills and delivers alerts from social media, blogs, information sensors and the dark web, ensuring that businesses have the backstory knowledge they need to make key decisions. The newly integrated Pulse will help corporations modernize their corporate security operations with real-time geo-visualization of the risks impacting their global assets, and the capability to plan, prepare and proactively manage the full scope of their response to critical events, threats or incidents that may disrupt their operations.

 

29. Datarobot

Founded: 2012

Headquarter(s): Boston

Valuation: US$6.3B

Funding Amount: US$1.1B

Website: https://www.datarobot.com/

Datarobot is one of the top AI companies that offers an Enterprise AI platform to boost and democratize data science. It is focused on deploying predictive models with parallel processing to evaluate models in different open-source libraries. It is gaining popularity by offering its AI services in multiple industries such as financial services, retail, telecom, healthcare, and many more.

 

30. DeepBlue Technology

Founded: 2014

Headquarter(s): Shanghai

Funding Amount: US$94.8M

Website: https://en.deepblueai.com/

DeepBlue Technology is determined to focus on autonomous vehicles to generate smart cars, smart transportation, and cutting-edge artificial intelligence technological trends. It is focused on developing a product group of intelligent driving and smart cockpits, and many more. it provides industry applications and research capabilities in AI city.

 

31. DeepMap

Founded: 2016

Headquarter(s): Palo Alto

Funding Amount: US$92M

Website: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/self-driving-cars/hd-mapping/

DeepMap is boosting safe autonomy by providing the world’s best autonomous mapping as well as localization solutions. It is known for developing high-definition maps for self-driving vehicles and assisting with navigation. The AI-based mapping consists of precision with the digital camera images that are combined with Lidar. It is beneficial for drivers to have localization solutions for safe autonomy with the integration of artificial intelligence.

 

32. Dialpad

Founded: 2011

Headquarter(s): San Ramon

Valuation: US$1.2B

Funding Amount: US$400M

Website: https://www.dialpad.com/

Dialpad is known as the cloud-based platform for enterprise communications that can work across all personal devices. It also offers a wide range of tools designed to provide businesses with unified communications including a company mainline, customer IVR, and Google Apps integration.

 

33. ECARX

Founded: 2017

Headquarter(s): Shanghai

Funding Amount: US$394.3M

Website: https://www.ecarxgroup.com/

ECARX is one of the developers of intelligent car software, hardware, and system while focusing on automotive intelligence and networking. It provides operating services for the Internet of Vehicles cloud platform and big data platform by obtaining intelligent services and enhance driving experience with artificial intelligence.

 

34. Eightfold

Founded: 2016

Headquarter(s): Santa Clara

Valuation: US$2.1B

Funding Amount: US$396.8M

Website: https://eightfold.ai/

Eightfold provides an AI-powered talent intelligence platform to transform how one hires, retains, and grows a diverse global workforce. Organizations can make a lasting impact with this AI company by upskilling employee skills. The talent intelligence suite products include talent acquisition, talent management, talent flex, and workforce exchange.

 

35. Element AI

Founded: 2016

Headquarter(s): Montreal

Funding Amount: US$257.5M

Website: https://www.elementai.com/

Element AI is gaining popularity as one of the leading AI companies with Responsibility AI, AI maturity framework, and AI for climate. It is focused on driving fair, sustainable, and transparent technology engaging with governments, academia, businesses, and other technical aspects. It ensures proper data governance, protection of the natural environment, explainability in AI systems, and many more.

 

36. Enflame

Founded: 2018

Headquarter(s): Shanghai

Funding Amount: US$472.3M

Website: https://www.enflame-tech.com/

Enflame is known as a China-based artificial intelligence company to provide cutting-edge software and hardware solutions to revolutionize AI technology. It fuses the uniqueness of turning devasting AI cloud chips and differentiation of building a highly efficient software ecosystem. It is gaining popularity as an AI universe-opener with the integration of engineering and software solutions.

 

37. Feedzai

Founded: 2011

Headquarter(s): San Mateo

Valuation: US$1B

Funding Amount: US$277.5M

Website: https://feedzai.com/

Feedzai is well-known for offering end-to-end protection from fraud and financial crime risks. It serves global industries such as retail, fintech, and many more with multiple AI solutions such as anti-money laundering, transaction fraud, watchlist screening, and many more. It is the market leader in fighting financial crime by leveraging artificial intelligence, big data, and machine learning.

 

38. Fractal Analytics

Founded: 2000

Headquarter(s): Bengaluru

Funding Amount: US$685M

Website: https://fractal.ai/

Fractal Analytics is focused on providing artificial intelligence products such as Senseforth.ai, Samya.ai, Qure.ai, Crux intelligence, and Eugenie.ai. It is also known for solutions such as AIDE, Consumer Hub, Concordia, revenue growth management, image and video analytics, and many more.

 

39. Gong

Founded: 2015

Headquarter(s): San Francisco

Valuation: US$7.3B

Funding Amount: US$583M

Website: https://www.gong.io/

Gong is one of the top AI companies to analyze customer-facing interactions across different mediums such as phone, email, as well as web conferencing. It helps to deliver meaningful and autonomous insights to guide enterprises. It provides AI solutions such as sales, customer success, marketing, strategic initiatives, and many more.

 

40. Graphcore

Founded: 2016

Headquarter(s): Bristol

Valuation: US$2.8B

Funding Amount: US$692M

Website: https://www.graphcore.ai/

Graphcore is an AI company to boost next-gen machine learning models and deliver state-of-the-art digital experiences at scale. It offers IPU (Intelligence Processing Unit) to create next breakthroughs in machine learning to enhance human potential. It is designed for AI computers to use current technologies and drive the next advance in machine intelligence.

 

41. H2O.ai

Founded: 2021

Headquarter(s): California

Funding Amount: US$251.1M

Website: https://h2o.ai/

H2O.ai is focused on solving complex business problems while accelerating the discovery of new technological ideas. The comprehensive AutoML capabilities can transform artificial intelligence to AI for gaining professional levels of accuracy, speed, as well as transparency. It serves multiple industries such as financial services, healthcare, telecom, manufacturing, insurance, and retail. It is focused on fraud detection, customer churn prediction, credit risk scopes, and so on.

 

42. Haomao.AI

Founded: 2015

Headquarter(s): Beijing

Valuation: US$1B

Funding Amount: US$156.9M

Website: http://www.haomo.ai/

Haomao.AI is known as a leading artificial intelligence technology company focused on autonomous driving. The aim is to bring zero accidents, zero congestion, and upgrade the travel and logistics mode. It offers secure, intelligent, and easy-to-deploy capacity solutions as well as low-speed logistics intelligent hardware products while empowering industry customers.

 

43. Harness

Founded: 2016

Headquarter(s): San Francisco

Valuation: US$1.7B (2021)

Funding Amount: US$195M

Website: https://harness.io/

Harness is one of the top AI companies with a modern software delivery platform harnessing artificial intelligence for simplifying DevOps processes. DevOps functionalities include CI, CD, cloud costs, feature flags, infrastructure-as-code, and many other services to take pipelines to the next level. There is a wide range of products to help deliver code reliably and quickly to the users.

 

44. HighRadius

Founded: 2006

Headquarter(s): Houston

Valuation: US$1B

Funding Amount: US$475M

Website: https://www.highradius.com/

HighRadius is one of the leading providers of AI-based order-to-cash and treasury platforms for more than 200 Fortune 1000 brands. Artificial intelligence offers integrated invoice-to-cash applications by going beyond the data-driven platform to deliver intelligence to clients. Autonomous finance and accounting help to cover cash forecasting, cash management, cash app, and many more.

 

45. Highspot

Founded: 2012

Headquarter(s): Seattle

Funding Amount: US$644.9M

Website: https://www.highspot.com/

Highspot helps to enhance the performance of sales teams by leveraging the benefits of artificial intelligence. It is known for empowering companies to elevate customer conversations to drive strategic growth through customer engagement with end-to-end analytics. This AI company offers services to multiple industries such as technology, manufacturing, life science, and financial services.

 

46. Hive

Founded: 2013

Headquarter(s): San Francisco

Funding Amount: US$120.7M

Website: https://thehive.ai/

Hive is one of the top AI companies to transform multiple industries such as automotive, manufacturing, hospitality, retail, communications, financial services, and many more. This company leverages artificial intelligence to offer video and image annotation, text and document annotation, audio annotation, 3D point cloud annotation, and data sourcing. It helps to use AI to unlock the next wave of intelligent automation.

 

47. Horizon Robotics 

Founded: 2015

Headquarter(s): Beijing

Valuation: US$5B (as of June 2021)

Funding Amount: US$1.6B

Website: https://en.horizon.ai/

Chinese AI chipmaker, Horizon Robotics, announced a massive US$600 million in funding in 2019, in its Series B financing round, which enabled the company set a new record for the AI chip-making industry. Back in 2019, Horizon Robotics became the world’s highest-valued AI chip unicorn. The funding was led by South Korean conglomerate SK, a semiconductor supplier named SK Hynix, and other top-tier manufacturers. Founded by Dr. Yu Kai, Former Director of Baidu, a deep learning research institute, Horizon Robotics received more than US$100 million in its A+ round led by chip giant Intel in 2017. Now with the investment from SK Hynix, the three-year-old startup acquired two of the world’s top three semiconductor companies as its major shareholders.

 

48. Icertis 

Founded: 2009

Headquarter(s): Bellevue, WA

Valuation: US$2.8B (as of March 2021)

Funding Amount: US$371M

Website: https://www.icertis.com/

With unmatched technology and category-defining innovation, Icertis pushes the boundaries of what’s possible with contract lifecycle management (CLM). The AI-powered, analyst-validated Icertis Contract Intelligence (ICI) platform turns contracts from static documents into strategic advantages by structuring and connecting the critical contract information that defines how an organization runs. In March 2021, Icertis gained about US$80 million as a part of its Series F round. This funding round made Icertis the second-most valuable SaaS unicorn in the Indian startup circuit.

 

49. Innovaccer

Founded: 2014

Headquarter(s): San Francisco, California

Valuation: US$3.2B (as of December 2021)

Funding Amount: US$379.1M

Website: https://innovaccer.com/

Innovaccer Inc is a leading healthcare data activation platform company focused on delivering more efficient and effective healthcare through the use of pioneering analytics and transparent, clean, and accurate data. Innvoaccer’s aim is to simplify complex data from all points of care, streamline the information, and help organizations make powerful decisions and realize strategic goals. Innovaccer landed US$150 million in a Series E round, adding nearly US$2 billion to its valuation. The startup was then valued at US$3.2 billion. Its previous round of funding put the big data startup in the leagues of health tech unicorns and increased its total funding by US$105 million.

 

50. Inspur Cloud 

Founded: 2010

Headquarter(s): Jinan, Shandong

Valuation: US$1,424.28M (as of March 2020)

Funding Amount: US$3B

Website: https://en.inspur.com/

Inspur Group is China’s leading cloud computing, big data service provider with three listed companies: Inspur Information, Inspur Software and Inspur International covering four large industry groups of the cloud data center, cloud services and big data, smart city, and smart enterprises. Inspur offers IT products and services that satisfy the information needs of more than 120 countries and regions.

 

51. Intellifusion 

Founded: 2014

Headquarter(s): Shenzhen, Guangdong

Valuation: US$1B (as of March 2019)

Funding Amount: US$173.5M

Website: intellifusion.com

Intellifusion Technologies has been focusing on developing a vision processor that accelerates deep neural networks in visual recognition and search, in endpoints such as IP cameras and robots as well as in the cloud. Relying on the elite international technical team and the“full stack” AI tech platforms, the company develops products and solutions in various verticals, including public safety, smart business, intelligent supercomputing, AIoT, etc., which is widely applied in more than 80 cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and Hangzhou, etc. around China and Southeast Asian countries.

 

52. Interos 

Founded: 2005

Headquarter(s): Arlington, Virginia

Valuation: US$1B (as of July 2021)

Funding Amount: US$134.9B

Website: https://www.interos.ai/

Interos is the operational resilience company, reinventing how companies manage their supply chains and business relationships through our breakthrough Operational Resilience Cloud that uses artificial intelligence to model the ecosystems of complex businesses into a living global map, down to any single supplier, anywhere. Interos helps reduce risk, avoid disruptions, and achieve superior enterprise adaptability, while uncovering game-changing opportunities to radically change the way companies see, learn and profit from their relationships.

 

53. Iris Automation 

Founded: 2015

Headquarter(s): San Francisco, California

Valuation: US$20.26M (as of January 2018)

Funding Amount: US$28M

Website: https://www.irisonboard.com/

Iris Automation is a safety avionics technology company pioneering on and off-board perception systems and aviation policy services that enable customers to build scalable flight operations for commercial crewed and uncrewed aircraft. Iris’ Casia system runs either onboard the aircraft or in an aground-based configuration, allowing them to fly safely with minimal human intervention. The company works closely with civil aviation authorities globally as they implement regulatory frameworks ensuring uncrewed aircraft flight beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) is conducted safely, partnering on multiple FAA UAS Integration Pilot Programs, NASA’s Unmanned Traffic Management program, and Transport Canada’s BVLOS Technology Demonstration Program.

 

54. Lightricks 

Founded: 2013

Headquarter(s): Jerusalem, Jerusalem

Valuation: US$1.8B

Funding Amount: US$335M

Website: https://www.lightricks.com/

Lightricks is a pioneer in innovative technologies that leads to breakthrough moments throughout the creation process. On a mission to push the limits of technology to reimagine the way creators express themselves, the company brings a unique blend of cutting-edge academic research and design to every user experience. The company received a whopping US$130 million in the Series D round, which also comprised US$100 million primary funding and US$30 million secondary funding.

 

55. Meero

Founded: 2016 

Headquarter(s): Paris, Île-de-France

Valuation: US$1B (as of June 2019)

Funding Amount: US$293.4M

Website: https://www.meero.com/en/?locale=en

Meero aims to revolutionize the world of photography by allowing photographers to dedicate themselves to their passion. From providing revenues and market research to invoicing, post-production, and delivery, Meero takes care of all the laborious, time-consuming tasks which plague the industry. Above all, the company aims to provide them with tools for file compatibility, CRM, marketing, and other daily needs. The company raised US$230 billion in June 2019, which pushed the valuation to US$1 billion, making it one of Europe’s fastest-growing companies of the decade.

 

56. MiningLamp

Founded: 2014

Headquarter(s): Beijing, China

Valuation: US$1B (as of March 2020)

Funding Amount: US$786.6M

Website: https://www.mininglamp.com/en/

MiningLamp is a fast-growing startup aiming to provide enterprises with big data solutions. It is committed to exploring the next generation of artificial intelligence technology in the industry with high knowledge and management complexity. The company helps clients to build their own knowledge graphs, then apply artificial intelligence to their business, and finally transform data into insights. Founded in 2014, MiningLamp secured CNY1.2 billion (US$169.3 million) in its first three rounds of funding and by 2018 had a valuation of over US$1 billion, making it an AI unicorn.

 

57. Moveworks 

Founded: 2016

Headquarter(s): Mountain View, California

Valuation: US$2.1B

Funding Amount: US$305M

Website: https://www.moveworks.com/

Moveworks is the AI platform that powers the best places to work. Its platform lets employees focus on what really matters by providing support in seconds while enabling leaders to prevent problems in advance. With Moveworks, companies like Hearst, DocuSign, and Broadcom make work magic. Founded in 2016, Moveworks has raised US$315 million in funding, at a valuation of US$2.1 billion. The company has been named in the Forbes AI 50 list for three consecutive years, and recognized as the Best Chatbot Solution at the 2021 AI Breakthrough Awards.

 

58. NotCo 

Founded: 2015

Headquarter(s): New York, NY

Valuation: US$1.5B

Funding Amount: US$370M

Website: http://www.notco.com

For people who believe eating healthier, making tasty food should be effortless. NotCo is a Foodtech company, that reinvents animal-based foods using only plants. Unlike traditional food businesses, our company uses technology to recreate the same products we love to eat in a natural, sustainable, and affordable way, keeping them functional, easy to use, and mouth wateringly delicious.

 

59. Nuro

Founded: 2016

Headquarter(s): Mountain View, CA

Valuation: US$8.6B

Funding Amount: US$2.1B

Website: https://www.nuro.ai

Nuro’s custom electric autonomous vehicles are designed to bring the things you need from produce to prescriptions right to your home. Nuro’s autonomous delivery can give you valuable time back and more freedom to do what you love. This convenient, eco-friendly, safe alternative to driving can make streets safer and cities more livable. Nuro has brought autonomous delivery to local communities in Texas, Arizona, and California for less driving and more thriving.

 

60. Olive 

Founded: 2012

Headquarter(s): Columbus, OH

Valuation: US$4B (as of July 2021)

Funding Amount: US$856.3M

Website: https://oliveai.com/

Olive is the automation company creating the Internet of Healthcare. Addressing healthcare’s most burdensome issues with intelligent automation, Olive shines a bright light that drives connections between siloed technologies. She increases revenue, reduces costs and improves efficiency for hospitals, health systems and payers, so everyone can benefit from a healthier industry tomorrow. The company gained a U$225.5 million funding in 2020, which enabled it to become a unicorn. Tiger Global led the round and was joined by existing investors General Catalyst, Drive Capital and Silicon Valley Bank along with new investors GV, Sequoia Capital Global Equities, Dragoneer Investment Group and Transformation Capital Partners.

 

61. OpenAI

Founded: 2015

Headquarter(s): San Francisco

Valuation: US$2.92B (as of October 2021)

Funding Amount: US$1B

Website: https://openai.com/

OpenAI is an AI research and deployment company dedicated to ensuring that general-purpose artificial intelligence benefits all of humanity. AI is an extremely powerful tool that must be created with safety and human needs at its core. OpenAI is dedicated to putting that alignment of interests first — ahead of profit. OpenAI’s mission is to ensure that artificial general intelligence (AGI)—by which we mean highly autonomous systems that outperform humans at most economically valuable work—benefits all of humanity. The company attempts to directly build safe and beneficial AGI, but will also consider its mission fulfilled if the work aids others to achieve this outcome.

 

62. OpenWeb 

Founded: 2012

Headquarter(s): New York

Valuation: US$1B

Funding Amount: US$223M

Website: https://www.openweb.com/

OpenWeb’s mission is to improve online conversation. As a product company, OpenWeb partners with publishers and brands to build strong, direct relationships with their audiences. OpenWeb’s technology empowers its partners to build vibrant communities rooted in healthy conversations and robust social experiences. OpenWeb works with more than 1,000 top-tier publishers, including Forbes, Wall Street Journal, AOL, Yahoo!, and Refinery29, hosting more than 100 million active users each month.

 

63. Outreach 

Founded: 2014

Headquarter(s): Seattle, Washington

Valuation: US$4.4B (as of June 2021)

Funding Amount: US$489M

Website: https://www.outreach.io/

Outreach, the first and only Sales Execution Platform, helps revenue teams bring intelligence to workflows, unlock full visibility across the entire revenue cycle, and commit their forecasts with confidence. Outreach is the only solution provider to integrate sales engagement, conversation intelligence, and revenue intelligence into one platform. The only sales engagement and intelligence platform to make to the Forbes Cloud 100, Outreach was also the fastest-growing vendor in the category on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list.

 

64. People.ai

Founded: 2016

Headquarter(s): Redwood City, California

Valuation: US$1.1B (as of August 2021)

Funding Amount: US$200M

Website: https://people.ai/

People.ai, the premiere revenue operations and intelligence platform, today announced US$100 million in Series D funding at a US$1.1 billion post-money valuation, co-led by Mike Dinsdale of Akkadian Ventures and Abdulla AlBanna of Mubadala Capital, with participation from existing investors including ICONIQ Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners. The capital will support People.ai’s continued growth through investments in the company’s SmartData platform and its expansion into new industry segments and geographies.

 

65. Phenom People

Founded: 2010

Headquarter(s): Ambler, PA

Valuation: US$1.4B

Funding Amount: US$161.4M

Website: https://www.phenom.com/

Redefining the entire talent experience through a single platform approach, Phenom’s TXM platform provides companies with a unified solution that delivers a Career Site, CRM, CMS, Chatbot, SMS, Internal Mobility & Referrals, University Recruiting, Talent Analytics, and AI. Its platform is built on artificial intelligence (AI), which drives personalization, automation, and accuracy for candidates, recruiters, employees, and management.

 

66. Placer.ai

Founded: 2016

Headquarter(s): Los Altos, California, United States

Valuation: US$1B

Funding Amount: US$166M

Website: http://placer.io/

Placer.ai provides retailers with actionable insights and location analytics into their audience and competition. With unprecedented visibility into humanity-in-action, every retailer can be brilliant at running their business.

 

67. Pony.ai

Founded: 2016

Headquarter(s): Fremont, California, United States

Valuation: US$8.5B

Funding Amount: US$1.1B

Website: https://www.pony.ai/

Pony.ai is a pioneer in autonomous mobility technologies and services across the US and China, spearheading public-facing Robotaxi pilots in both markets. Pony.ai is committed to creating a safe and sustainable mobility future by delivering autonomous mobility everywhere.

 

68. Preferred Networks

Founded: 2014

Headquarters(s): Tokyo, Japan

Valuation: US$3.3B

Funding Amount: US$1B

Website: http://www.preferred-networks.jp/

PFN is currently focused on three priority areas – transportation systems, manufacturing, and bio-healthcare – and also exploring the use of deep learning in personal robots, plant optimization, materials discovery, sports analytics, and entertainment.

 

69. Relativity Space

Founded: 2015

Headquarter(s): Long Beach, California, United States

Valuation: US$4.2B

Funding Amount: US$1.3B

Website: http://relativityspace.com/

As a vertically integrated technology platform, Relativity is at the forefront of an inevitable shift toward software-defined manufacturing. By fusing 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and autonomous robotics, the company is pioneering the factory of the future. Disrupting 60 years of aerospace, Relativity offers a radically simplified supply chain, building a rocket with 100x fewer parts in less than 60 days.

 

70. Salt Security

Founded: 2016

Headquarter(s): Palo Alto, California, United States

Valuation: US$1.4B

Funding Amount: US$271M

Website: https://salt.security/

Salt Security provides an API protection platform to prevent attacks, using machine learning and AI to automatically and continuously identify and protect APIs. Deployed in minutes, the platform learns the granular behavior of a company’s APIs and requires no configuration or customization to pinpoint and block API attackers.

 

71. SambaNova Systems

Founded: 2017

Headquarter(s): Pao Alto, CA

Valuation: US$5B

Funding Amount: US$1.1B

Website: http://www.sambanova.ai/

SambaNova Systems builds AI hardware and integrated systems to run AI applications from the data center to the cloud. The company’s software-defined analytics platform enables optimum performance for any ML training, inference, or analytics models.

 

72. Scale AI

Founded: 2016

Headquarter(s): San Francisco, California, United States

Valuation: US$7.3B

Funding Amount: US$602.6M

Website: https://scale.com/

Scale accelerates the development of AI applications by helping machine learning teams generate high-quality ground truth data. Its advanced LiDAR, video, and image annotation APIs allow self-driving, drone, and robotics teams at companies like Lyft, OpenAI, Zoox, Pinterest, and Airbnb to focus on building differentiated model vs labeling data.

 

73. Seismic

Founded: 2010

Headquarters (s): San Diego, California, United States

Valuation: US$3B

Funding Amount: US$426.5M

Website: http://www.seismic.com/

Seismic’s leading sales enabler Seismic is the leading global sales and marketing enablement solution, improving close rates, and delivering larger deals for sales while increasing marketing’s impact on the bottom line. Large enterprises use Seismic to increase sales productivity through the automatic distribution of relevant information and personalized content to reps for any buyer interaction.

 

74. SenseTime

Founded: 2014 

Headquarter(s): Sha Tin, New Territories, Hong Kong

Valuation: US$16.4B

Funding Amount: US$2.6B

Website: http://www.sensetime.com/

Upholding a vision of advancing the interconnection of physical and digital worlds with AI, driving sustainable productivity growth and seamless interactive experiences, SenseTime is committed to advancing AI research, developing scalable and affordable AI software platforms that benefit businesses, people, and society, as well as attract and nurture top talents to shape the future together.

 

75. Shield AI

Founded: 2015

Headquarters (s): San Diego, California, United States

Valuation: US$10B

Funding Amount: US$348.1M

Website: http://www.shield.ai/

Backed by top-tier Silicon Valley VC funds, Shield AI established itself as the leader in AI for aviation. Shield AI was named in Forbes’ AI 50 and best startups lists, CB Insights Top 100 AI Companies list, and Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list. Its mission is to advance this nation’s core values by providing the United States and its allies access to leading technologies and innovations.

 

76. Sift

Founded: 2011

Headquarter(s): San Francisco, California, United States

Valuation: US$1B

Funding Amount: US$156.6M

Website: http://sift.com/

Sift prevents fraud with industry-leading technology and expertise, an unrivaled global data network, and a commitment to building long-term partnerships with its customers. Twitter, Airbnb, and Twilio rely on Sift to stay competitive and secure. Sift is known for digital trust and safety, empowering companies of all sizes to unlock revenue without risk.

 

77. SigTuple

Founded: 2015

Headquarter(s): Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Valuation: US$40.8M

Funding Amount: US$16.2M

Website: https://www.sigtuple.com/

SigTuple’s vision is to revolutionize the global medical diagnostic space through data-driven intelligence. They aim to create a data-driven, machine-learned, cloud-based solution for the detection of anomalies and trends in medical data, which improves the accuracy and efficiency of disease diagnosis.

 

78. Sisense

Founded: 2004

Headquarters (s): New York, New York, United States

Valuation: US$1B

Funding Amount: US$274M

Website: http://www.sisense.com/

Sisense goes beyond traditional business intelligence by providing organizations with the ability to infuse analytics everywhere, embedded in both customer-facing applications and employee-facing workflows. Sisense customers are breaking through the barriers of analytic adoption by going beyond the dashboard with Sisense Fusion.

 

79. Skydio

Founded: 2014

Headquarter(s): Redwood City, California, United States

Valuation: US$340M

Funding Amount: US$1B

Website: https://www.skydio.com/

Skydio develops AI-powered drones to deliver the power and flying cameras without the complexity. The company’s drones use an array of cameras and proprietary computer vision technology to recognize, avoid objects in real-time, and predict the future to make intelligent decisions, enabling users by flying themselves through the most demanding tasks or keeping them safe from obstacles when they want to take control.

 

80. SmartMore Corporation

Founded: 2019

Headquarters(s): Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Funding Amount: US$300M

Website: https://smartmore.com/

SmartMore focuses on the efficient combination of scientific research and industry. They continue to break through the limits and innovate. With intelligent manufacturing and ultra-high-definition video as the starting point, SmartMore is restructuring the AI system and architecture to let the machine understand more.

 

81. Socure

Founded: 2012

Headquarter(s): Incline Village, Nevada, United States

Valuation: US$4.5B

Funding Amount: US$646.5M

Website: http://www.socure.com/

Socure is a predictive analytics platform for the digital identity verification of consumers. Socure’s predictive analytics platform applies artificial intelligence and machine-learning techniques with trusted online/offline data intelligence from email, phone, address, IP, device, velocity, and the broader internet to verify identities in real-time.

 

82. SoundHound

Founded: 2005

Headquarter(s): Santa Clara, California, United States

Valuation: US$2.1B

Funding Amount: US$215M

Website: http://www.soundhound.com/

SoundHound Inc.’s Houndify is the first independent AI platform that enables developers and business owners to deploy it anywhere and retain control of their brand and users while differentiating and innovating. Houndify provides all the technology ingredients necessary for voice and AI integration, including the world’s fastest speech recognition, the most sophisticated natural language understanding, easy-to-use developer tools, knowledge graphs, and a large and rapidly growing number of domains. Houndify technologies represent 10 years of R&D.

 

83. SparkCognition

Founded: 2014

Headquarter(s): Austin, Texas, United States

Valuation: US$725M (as of Oct 2019)

Funding Amount: US$286.6M

Website: https://www.sparkcognition.com/

SparkCognition recently explored how embracing technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning can optimize operational efficiency and profitability while preserving precious resources. It hosts world leaders to show the future of AI in business at machine interactive events. And it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Integration Wizards. SparkCognition Government Systems (SGS) Brings AI Readiness to the Department of Defense Through Joint Artificial Intelligence Center Award.

 

84. Tempus

Founded: 2015

Headquarter(s): Chicago, Illinois, United States

Valuation: US$200M

Funding Amount: US$1.1B

Website: https://www.tempus.com/

Tempus exploration develops programs for drilling, like mineralization expansion at the Elizabeth gold project in southern British Columbia. Drilling this year will focus on the expansion of Blue Vein as well as the development of other vein targets including the Main Vein, West Vein, and Ella Zone. Tempus is announcing that further to the non-brokered private placement, it is currently planning to complete 8,500 meters of drilling at Elizabeth, which will focus on expanding known high-grade gold mineralization.

 

85. Terminus Technologies

Founded: 2015

Headquarter(s): Beijing, China

Valuation: US$400M

Funding Amount: US$622.6M

Website: http://m.terminusgroup.com/#/index

Terminus Technologies is a leading AI smart service provider, shaping the next generation of technology with Artificial Intelligence & Internet of Things (AIoT). This Company provides a wide range of subsystems for smart communities, including device perception, fire perception, face perception, traffic perception, and more. Terminus Technologies also offers smart devices such as smart access control, smart locks, and smart access barrier.

 

86. ThoughtSpot

Founded: 2012

Headquarter(s):  Sunnyvale, California, United States

Valuation: US$4.2B

Funding Amount: US$663.7M

Website: https://www.thoughtspot.com/

ThoughtSpot unveiled plans to make a major technology change, transitioning its platform to become cloud-first after previously gearing it toward on-premises users. ThoughtSpot’s transformation to becoming a cloud company is nearly complete. Its software allows employees at a company to ask questions into a search box, whether they are experts with data or not. ThoughtSpot raises at $4.2 billion valuation as it wraps up transition to the cloud.

 

87. Tekion

Founded: 2016

Headquarter(s):  Pleasanton, California, United States

Valuation: US$3.5B

Funding Amount: US$435.1M

Website: https://tekion.com/

Tekion has recently released its game-changing Customer Relationship Management application on its Automotive Retail Cloud platform. This AI-powered CRM, a seamless extension of ARC DMS, unifies valuable customer data across automotive retail businesses by eliminating duplicates, enabling real-time data flow and actionable insights to provide dealership customers,  the fastest and the highest-quality service.

 

88. Tonal

Founded: 2015

Headquarter(s):  San Francisco

Valuation: US$1.6B

Funding Amount: US$450M

Website: https://www.tonal.com/

The Tonal Home Gym, a Wifi-connected strength training machine that guides you through challenging weight-training exercises, lets you view expert trainer-led online classes and tailor’s workouts to help you crush your health and fitness goals. Tonal is still the most recognizable name in connected strength training, but it’s no longer the only one. A steady stream of competitors has hit the scene, offering variety and choice at a range of prices.

 

89. Tractable

Founded: 2014

Headquarter(s): London, United Kingdom

Valuation: US$1B

Funding Amount: US$119.9M

Website: https://tractable.ai/

Tractable makes AI-enabled straight-through processing available to North American insurers, backed by Mitchell’s open platform and comprehensive repair data. Tractable’s AI now offers coverage of almost every external auto panel and part, enabling accurate assessment of damage to any vehicle. Its Integrated solutions are designed to enable outcomes including low-touch auto insurance claims, speedy payments, and claim settlement within minutes, providing a faster and smoother customer experience.

 

90. Trax

Founded: 2010

Headquarter(s): Singapore

Valuation: US$1.3B (as of July 2019)

Funding Amount: US$1B

Website: https://traxretail.com/

Trax introduces a carbon emissions tracker for the transportation industry. Its new solution enables shippers and LSPs to track and optimize carbon emissions while reducing transportation spending costs. Trax elevates traditional Freight Audit and Payment with a combination of industry-leading cloud-based technology solutions and expert services to help enterprises with the world’s more complex supply chains, better manage and control their global transportation costs and drive enterprise-wide efficiency and value.

 

91. UBTECH Robotics

Founded: 2012

Headquarter(s): Shenzhen, China

Valuation: US$10B

Funding Amount: US$942.8M

Website: https://starwars.ubtrobot.com/?ls=en

Chinese AI and humanoid robotic company Ubtech Robotics recently introduced Ubtech’s educational robot Alpha Mini into local kindergartens to help further artificial intelligence education for preschool children. This project is targeted towards children aged 3-5 and will cover 300 nursery centers in Seoul. UBTECH Robotics, a developer of intelligent humanoid robotics and AI technologies, has unveiled Walker X, the latest version of its groundbreaking bipedal humanoid robot. It is another step closer to becoming the gold standard in humanoid robotics.

 

92. UISEE Technology

Founded: 2016

Headquarter(s): Haidian, Beijing, China

Valuation: US$1.08B

Funding Amount: US$154M

Website: https://www.uisee.com/en/

Autonomous driving technology company UISEE and the Guangdong Airport Authority have jointly unveiled a “Smart Logistics Laboratory” and the launch of an unmanned tractor project. This project introduced five unmanned tractor models from UISEE, designed to replace manual transportation on the outbound business lines of domestic cargo terminals, as well as the inbound and outbound business lines of international cargo terminals. Teksbotics & UISEE jointly pilot new package delivery solutions using a self-driving vehicle to design and build a cost-effective autonomous delivery vehicle for the last mile delivery.

 

93. UiPath

Founded: 2005

Headquarter(s): New York, United States

Funding Amount: US$2B

Website: https://www.uipath.com/

UiPath fourth-quarter results topped estimates, guidance for 2022 was disappointing, and the stock finished March down 38%. It has provided four reasons for the guidance: Russia, FX headwinds, general macro concerns and a sales leadership transition. UiPath and DocuSign, both companies will generate significantly slower growth this year and also face near-term margin pressure.

 

94. Uniphore

Founded: 2008

Headquarter(s): Chennai

Valuation: US$2.5B

Funding Amount: US$620.9M

Website: https://www.uniphore.com/

Uniphore Technologies Inc, a conversational automation platform, on Wednesday said it has acquired an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered knowledge automation solution company Colabo. To help IVAs and live agents deliver better customer interactions. This acquisition brings together unique capabilities to arm enterprises with new tools that provide a quick resolution to consumer queries and empower agents with real-time, actionable information

 

95. Uptake

Founded: 2014

Headquarter(s): Chicago, Illinois, United States

Valuation: US$2.3B

Funding Amount: US$218M

Website: https://www.uptake.com/

Uptake is the industrial analytics platform that delivers products to major industries to increase productivity, security, safety and reliability. Uptake is a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and three-time CNBC Disruptor 50 honoree. It helps industrial companies digitally transform with open, purpose-built software that delivers outcomes that matter and industrial companies are once again the creators of economic growth and opportunity.

 

96. VAST Data

Founded: 2016

Headquarter(s): New York, New York, United States

Valuation: US$3.7B

Funding Amount: US$263M

Website: https://vastdata.com/

Vast Data combined its all-flash, high-performance storage with Vertica’s Eon Mode Architecture to give data warehouse-like responses to data lakes in a converged product. The Nvidia had increased its investment in storage startup Vast Data, it was not exactly clear how or if the companies already were working together.  The companies announced a few weeks ago during Nvidia’s GTC Spring event that Nvidia Bluefield DPUs are powering Israel-based Vast Data’s new Ceres storage platform.

 

97. Vectra

Founded: 2010

Headquarter(s): San Jose, California, United States

Valuation: US$1.2B

Funding Amount: US$352.5M

Website: http://www.vectra.ai/

Vectra AI, a leader in AI-driven threat detection and response for hybrid and multi-cloud enterprises, today released the findings of its latest Security Leaders Research Report. This alarming statistic comes as cyber threats increase and security and IT teams face mounting expectations to keep their organizations protected from such threats. Now AttackIQ and Vectra joined together to help customers enable a proactive, threat-informed defense.

 

98. VerbIT

Founded: 2017

Headquarter(s): Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Valuation: US$2B

Funding Amount: US$569M

Website: https://verbit.ai/

VerbIT is a Tel Aviv- and New York-based AI transcription & real-time captioning solution which provides the highest accuracy & fastest transcription models, has acquired Take Note in the UK. This acquisition marks VerbIT’s entrance into the market research space and increased presence in Europe. VerbIT has recently started paying its transcribers and reviewers even less money than before. The rate for editing was 30 cents per audio minute, it is currently 24 cents or even less on occasions for a standard job.

 

99. WeRide

Founded: 2017

Headquarter(s): Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Valuation: US$3.3B

Funding Amount: US$1.4B

Website: https://www.weride.ai/

Chinese autonomous driving company are racing toward achieving mass commercialization, with Baidu, WeRide and Pony.ai have announced new steps in recent days. This approval indicates the government’s openness to allowing fully driverless cars on open roads. WeRide launched Robosweeper, the first mass-produced and purpose-built self-driving sweeper vehicle in China. Robosweeper is designed and produced for city-level environmental services under a strategic collaboration between WeRide and Yutong Group.

 

100. YITU Technology

Founded: 2012

Headquarter(s): Shanghai, China

Valuation: US$3.5B

Funding Amount: US$401.1M

Website: https://www.yitutech.com/en

Chinese artificial intelligence company, Yitu Technology is considering an initial public offering in Hong Kong after tightening regulatory scrutiny stalled an earlier attempt to list in Shanghai. Yitu, whose application for a Starboard IPO was withdrawn last month, could file for a listing as soon as later this year. YITU has obtained a number of authoritative international standards certifications for information security and privacy protection, including ISO/IEC 27701:2019 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013. ISO/IEC 27701:2019, which is the world’s strictest.

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