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.

Without further ado, here comes the list. For detailed info on each company, you can visit their website for more info:

Sales – Predictive sales:

Cien: home page

TopOPPS: home page

FunnelWise: home page

Customer service – End-to-end chatbot providers:

DigitalGenius: home page

Eloquent Labs: home page

Operations – Predictive maintenance & predictive analytics:

Falkonry: home page

Other examples include PrediktoPresenso and Alluvium

Fintech – Fraud dedection:

Dimebox: home page

Neurensic: home page

Ayasdi: home page

These are exciting AI companies but this is still a very incomplete list. Feel free to make suggestions.

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