Agari Named to the 2019 CB Insights AI 100 List of Most Innovative Artificial Intelligence Startups

Agari honored for achievements in next-generation secure email cloud

NEW YORK--()--CB Insights today named Agari to the third annual AI 100 ranking, showcasing the 100 most promising private artificial intelligence companies in the world.

“After being named to the AI 100 in 2018, last year’s honorees raised nearly $4.5B across 45 deals with 6 going on to be valued at $1 billion or more,” said CB Insights CEO Anand Sanwal. “The data we compiled on this year's nominees, ranging from their customers to their patents to their CB Insights' Mosaic scores, revealed 100 AI companies that are driving transformation across a number of industries and which are taking on a variety of large societal issues ranging from disaster management to cancer diagnosis to detecting fake news. We expect these companies will see similar levels of momentum and progress in 2019 and are excited to continue to track their progress.”

In addition to disrupting core sectors including healthcare, telecommunications, semiconductor, government, retail, and finance, the 2019 AI 100 companies are revamping the broader enterprise tech stack. These companies span the globe, from the US, UK, Israel, Japan, China, Germany, Sweden, and Canada, and are supported by more than 680 investors from 29 countries.

“Agari is proud that CB Insights has recognized the artificial intelligence technology behind the Agari Secure Email Cloud for its ability to protect against evildoers seeking to violate people’s trust through email,” said Agari CMO Armen Najarian. “Despite decades of R&D and billions of dollars of investment in security solutions, cybercriminals have evaded traditional defense systems effortlessly with advanced email attacks. It remains the single most common and costly form of cybercrime. But all that stops with Agari and our unique application of AI, and our inclusion in the AI 100 is a testament to the importance of this mission.”

Through an evidence-based approach, the CB Insights research team selected the AI 100 from over 3,000 companies based on several factors including patent activity, investor quality, news sentiment analysis, proprietary Mosaic scores, market potential, partnerships, competitive landscape, team strength, and tech novelty. The Mosaic Score, based on CB Insights’ algorithm, measures the overall health and growth potential of private companies to help predict a company’s momentum.

Agari is the industry’s first and only next generation Secure Email Cloud that detects, defends against and deters phishing and identity deception attacks using predictive AI. Serving as the foundation of the Agari Secure Email Cloud is the Agari Identity Graph™, a data science layer that leverages machine learning and predictive AI generated from more than two trillion emails per year. The Agari Identity Graph uses artificial intelligence to create millions of models of trustworthy communication and expected good behavior, which are updated daily. Deviations from these models are detected and identified as suspicious or potentially malicious for further investigation.

Quick facts on the 2019 AI 100:

  • As of EOY 2018, these emerging private companies have cumulatively raised $9.4B across 375 deals.
  • Ten companies have reached a unicorn valuation of $1B or more.
  • Over 680 unique investors from 29 different countries have backed the companies in this year’s cohort.
  • Over 680 US patent applications have been filed by the AI 100.
  • Twenty-five previous honorees were featured on this year’s list, in addition to 75 new companies.
  • Eight countries are represented on the ranking, and the majority of the companies are based in the United States.

The AI 100 Companies (in alphabetical order):

4Paradigm       Cerebras Systems
ABEJA Dataiku Habana Labs
AEYE DataRobot Horizon Robotics
Agari Data DataVisor Hover
AI Foundation DeepMap HyperScience
AI.Reverie DeepScale IDx
AiFi DefinedCrowd Insitro
Anodot Demisto Iris Automation
Applitools Descartes Labs Jask Labs
AppZen Dremio Kebotix
Area 1 Security
Arraiy Eigen Technologies LawGeex
Arterys Element AI LeanTaaS
Atomwise Face++ mabl
Automation Anywhere Falkonry Machinify
Behavox Fortem Technologies Mapillary
Benson Hill Biosystems FullStory Medopad
BioCatch Gamalon Mighty AI
Bouncex Gauss Surgical Mindstrong Health
Butterfly Network Gong Mist Systems
C3 Graphcore Momenta
Mythic Taranis
New Knowledge Qventus Textio
Nexar Sense ThinCI
Niramai SenseTime Trifacta
Nuro Shape Security TwentyBN
One Concern Shield AI UiPath
Onfido Sift Unbabel
Orbital Insight Signifyd Vectra Networks
Paige AI Skyline AI YITU Technology
Perceptive Automata SparkCognition Zymergen
PerimeterX Syntiant Tamr

About CB Insights

At CB Insights, we believe the most complex strategic business questions are best answered with facts. We are a machine intelligence company that synthesizes, analyzes and visualizes millions of documents to give our clients fast, fact-based insights. Serving the majority of the Fortune 100, we give companies the power to make better decisions, take control of their own future, and capitalize on change.

About Agari

Agari is transforming the legacy Secure Email Gateway with its next-generation Secure Email Cloud™ powered by predictive AI. Leveraging data science and real-time intelligence from trillions of emails, the Agari Identity Graph™ detects, defends, and deters costly advanced email attacks including business email compromise, spear phishing and account takeover. Winner of the 2018 Best Email Security Solution by SC Magazine, Agari restores trust to the inbox for government agencies, businesses, and consumers worldwide. Learn more at


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Clinton Karr
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Hyeri Kim, PR Manager
+1 212-292-3148 ext. 3020

Clinton Karr
(415) 993-1010