Pragmatic Partnership for AI Adoption

We are happy to have interviewed Ben Lamm, serial entrepreneur, co-founder of Conversable and Hypergiant on their pragmatic approach to help enterprises leverage AI and machine learning. You can read more about Ben on his Wikipedia page.

You could possibly be the only one leading 2 AI companies. Can you briefly tell us why you founded Conversable and Hypergiant and the advantages of leading them both?

I noticed that when it comes to AI it’s still very shrouded in darkness and there are a lot of companies selling AI snake oil that has caused serious scar tissue.

Put simply, AI has been over-promised and under-delivered for far too long. It has massive potential to change the way we do business, but not if we bury it in false hope. Read more


Top 15 series B AI startups

I’ll try to be data driven. First, I exclude B2C AI companies as we don’t track them yet. Then, I assume you are interested in companies that raised less than $10M, as a pre-seed+seed+series A can accumulate to $10M.

Let’s also add the metric: awesomeness! To me, an awesome company needs to punch above its weight. Ideally, that means more revenue than expected but revenue is a hard to get metric for startups. So I picked companies that had more customer references and buzz compared to companies launched at similar times and raised similar amounts. To do this quickly, I examined a few of the popular AI use cases like predictive maintenance but the list can get a bit more interesting when I have a bit more time to play the pundit and include other AI use cases as well. Read more


Map of Artificial Intelligence in Europe

Map of Artificial Intelligence in Europe
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We feature leading European Artificial Intelligence companies here. In terms of popular AI use cases; Information security, marketing and sales dominate the map. An interesting exception is NeoTek from Russia, they provide a physical security solution, an image recognition system to dedect intruders real time from video camera footage.

In some cases numerous companies exist in one country. In such cases, we selected the company to feature after considering 2 points:

  1. Is AI part of the company’s core business?
  2. How big is the company in terms of funding, number of employees, number of customer references?

Results are based on public information, most data is from companies we are currently featuring on You can also see the interactive version on Tableau Public
If you have any suggestions, please share with us so we can improve the map. You can also check out AI applications in marketing, sales, customer service, IT, data or analytics. And If you have a business problem that you want to solve with AI: Read more