“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.
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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.
DataVisor detects new and unknown fraud patterns, from day one. Adapting to changing attack patterns and detecting new attacks early, it can often provide 30-50% additional detection results over existing systems. Industries currently being served by DataVisor include financial services, social platforms, marketplaces, gaming, telecoms, and more. Key use cases include the prevention of fraudulent financial account applications; content moderation and filtering on marketplaces; detection of fraudulent transactions; and anti-money laundering. Clients include such household names as Pinterest; Yelp; Letgo and more.
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):
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