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AI Q1 2018 Startup Highlights

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) startup quarterly highlights. Includes a sector summary, recent events, and a deep dive into Deep Learning Platform startups. Contact info@venturescanner.com or visit www.venturescanner.com to learn more about our research platform for technology startups!

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AI Q1 2018 Startup Highlights

  1. 1. Q1 Startup Highlights ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE May 2018
  2. 2. Quarterly artificial intelligence (AI) highlights 2 This brief overview of the artificial intelligence sector provides three sections Visit www.venturescanner.com to learn about our complete startup research platform SectorSummary Macro-level viewson the state of the artificial intelligence sector LatestActivity Major funding and exit events from the previous quarter CategoryDiscovery Deep dive into a single artificial intelligence category
  3. 3. Sector Summary 3
  4. 4. 4 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 13 Categories 2,151 Companies $33B Funding Sector stats are continuously changing,data cumulativethrough March 2018
  5. 5. The graphic above shows only a sampling of companiesin each category. Data cumulativethrough March 2018 VirtualAssistants (220Companies) RecommendationEngines (110Companies) VideoRecognition (27Companies) ContextAwareComputing (33Companies) SpeechtoSpeechTranslation (21Companies) ComputerVisionPlatforms (210Companies) ComputerVisionApplications (251Companies) SmartRobots (187Companies) GestureControl (64Companies) SpeechRecognition (172Companies) MachineLearningApplications (764Companies) ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE The Venture Scanner researchplatform currently tracks 2151 Artificial Intelligence startups with $33B in funding MachineLearningPlatforms (291Companies) NaturalLanguageProcessing (327Companies) 5
  6. 6. Smart Robots ML Platforms Gesture Control Video Recognition CV Platforms ML Applications Virtual Assistants Speech Recognition NLP CV Applications RecommendationEngines Context Computing Speech to Speech Translation 6 Innovation quadrant for artificial intelligence AverageFunding ESTABLISHED HEAVYWEIGHTS PIONEERS DISRUPTORS AverageAge This quadrant shows a relative segmentationof the categories with respect to oneanother, data cumulativethrough March 2018 Visit www.venturescanner.comto learn more about our artificial intelligenceresearch platform
  7. 7. 7 Artificial intelligence funding grew exponentially in recent years Overall artificial intelligence funding grew at a CAGR of 83% from 2012-2017 Artificial Intelligence Annual Funding Over Time Data cumulativethrough March 2018 Visit www.venturescanner.comto learn more about our artificial intelligenceresearch platform 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Funding($B) Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
  8. 8. 8 Artificial intelligence funding in 2018 is off to a solid start 2018 has the best Q1 on record at $2.5B, which grew by 11% from the funding in Q1 2017 Artificial Intelligence Quarterly Funding Over Time Data cumulativethrough March 2018 Visit www.venturescanner.comto learn more about our artificial intelligenceresearch platform 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Funding($B) Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
  9. 9. 9 Exits within the AI sector grew significantly over the past few years Overall artificial intelligence exits grew at a CAGR of 39% from 2012-2017 Artificial Intelligence Exit Events Over Time Data cumulativethrough March 2018 Visit www.venturescanner.comto learn more about our artificial intelligenceresearch platform 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 ExitEvents(AcquisitionsandIPOs) Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
  10. 10. Latest Activity 10
  11. 11. 11 Artificial intelligence funding events were mostly early stage in Q1 2o18 There were 104 funding events in Q1 2018, 62% of which were Seed and Series A Recent Artificial Intelligence Funding Round Counts Graphs shows only the funding rounds listed therein Visit www.venturescanner.comto learn more about our artificial intelligenceresearch platform - 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 Seed A B C D Late Stage FundingEvents Funding Event
  12. 12. 12 Deep Learning Applications companies received the most funding in Q1 2018 Artificial intelligence startups raised $2.6 billion over the last quarter, with Deep Learning Applications companies raising the most funding at $1.5 billion Quarterly Artificial Intelligence Category Funding Companiesare categorized by function, and therefore can exist in multiple categories. Visit www.venturescanner.comto learn more about our artificial intelligenceresearch platform 0.0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.6 QuarterlyFunding($B)
  13. 13. 13 Recent artificial intelligence funding events Notable Recent Artificial Intelligence Funding Events Company FundingType Amount Date Series D $160,000,000 Mar 1, 2018 Series B $153,000,000 Mar 6, 2018 Series A $112,000,000 Jan 15, 2018 Series B $100,000,000 Jan 18, 2018 Series F $100,000,000 Jan 17, 2018 Visit www.venturescanner.comto learn more about our artificial intelligenceresearch platform The top 5 artificial intelligence funding events accounted for 17% of quarterly funding
  14. 14. 14 Recent artificial intelligence exit events Notable Recent Artificial Intelligence Exit Events Company Acquirer Amount Date $550,000,000 Mar 6, 2018 $10,094,147 Mar 5, 2018 Unknown Mar 28, 2018 Unknown Mar 8, 2018 Unknown Mar 6, 2018 There were 14 artificial intelligence exits this past quarter, all of which have been acquisitions Visit www.venturescanner.comto learn more about our artificial intelligenceresearch platform
  15. 15. Category Discovery – Deep Learning/Machine Learning Platforms Every quarter a newcategory will receivea deep dive,providing comparisonsto other categories and discussingtrends 15
  16. 16. 16 Deep Learning Platforms is the second most-funded category in artificial intelligence The Deep Learning Platforms category accounts for 13% of funding in the sector and saw 12% growth last quarter Venture Investing in Artificial Intelligence Companiesare categorized by function, and therefore can exist in multiple categories. Data cumulativethrough March 2018 Visit www.venturescanner.comto learn more about our artificial intelligenceresearch platform 0% 2% 4% 6% 8% 10% 12% 14% 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 GrowthfromPreviousQuarter Funding($B) Previous Total Quarterly Funding Percent Growth
  17. 17. 17 Companies within Deep Learning Platforms are generally better funded than their peers Deep Learning Platforms category has a median funding $4M higher than the average of other categories, and a third quartile that is $12M higher Artificial Intelligence Category Funding Quartiles Companiesare categorized by function, and therefore can exist in multiple categories. Data cumulativethrough March 2018 Visit www.venturescanner.comto learn more about our artificial intelligenceresearch platform 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 FundingQuartiles($M) First Quartile Median Third Quartile
  18. 18. 18 Deep Learning Platforms funding skyrocketed in recent years Overall Deep Learning Platforms funding grew at a CAGR of 167% from 2012- 2017, and 2018 has the best Q1 on record at $500M Deep Learning Platforms Total Annual Funding Data cumulativethrough March 2018 Visit www.venturescanner.comto learn more about our artificial intelligenceresearch platform - 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Funding($B) Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
  19. 19. 19 Funding within Deep Learning Platforms is lightly concentrated Deep Learning Platforms Companies with Large Funding Amounts Company LatestRound TotalRaised Location Series B $554,090,000 London, UK Series D $263,000,000 Chicago, USA Series D $247,000,000 San Francisco, USA Series F $222,610,000 Redwood City, USA Series A $199,270,000 Shenzhen, China The top 5 Deep Learning Platforms companies by total funding account for 27% of overall category funding Visit www.venturescanner.comto learn more about our artificial intelligenceresearch platform
  20. 20. About Venture Scanner 20
  21. 21. Venture Scanner is the foundation of your startup research 21 Our artificial intelligence research platform keeps you ahead of the innovation curve UncoverTrends Develop insights into technology sectors IdentifyStartups Find companies relevant to your strategic needs StayCurrent See all updates and developments Join international Fortune 500 companies that trust Venture Scanner to power their startup research needs Visit www.venturescanner.comto learn more about our artificial intelligenceresearch platform
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