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Q3 Startup Market Trends and Insights
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
July 2017
Artificial Intelligence (AI) report outline
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This report provides an overview of the AI technology sector and is broken d...
Sector Description
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AI technology startups are creating new businesses in 13 categories
The full Venture Scanner market report
and database ...
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Innovation quadrant for AI
This quadrant shows a relative segmentationof the categories with respect to oneanother, data...
AI startups play in many different categories (1 of 2)
6Category stats as of July 2017
Computer Vision/ImageRecognition Ap...
AI startups play in many different categories (2 of 2)
7Category stats as of July 2017
SmartRobots
168 Startups, $2.8B Tot...
Sector Trends & Insights
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Investing into the sector is occurring across a variety of categories
The Machine Learning Applications category account...
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VC funding into AI has accelerated in recent years
Overall AIVC fundinggrew ata CAGR of 49% from 2011-2016, and 2017 is...
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AI funding amounts are mostly early-stage events
AI Funding Amount By Round
63% of 2016 AI VC funding went into SeriesA...
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AI startups founded in 2012 lead in VC funding
Startups founded in 2012 account for 26% of the sectorfunding over the l...
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AI startups are a global phenomenon
AI Startup Count by Country
Data through July 2017
10000
Companies
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A variety of traditional and corporate investors are making bets into AI
Selected Investor Activity in AI
The above cou...
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Exits within the AI space have grown in the past few years
Exit events within the AI sector grew by 117% from 2013 to 2...
Quarterly Notable Events
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Recent AI funding statistics
There have been 115 AI funding events from April 2017 through June 2017
Recent AI Funding ...
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Recent AI funding events
Notable Recent AI Funding Events
Company FundingType Amount Date
Series D $1,000,000,000 April...
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Recent AI exit events
Notable Recent AI Exit Events
Company Acquirer Amount Date
$200,000,000 May 14, 2017
Unknown Jun ...
About Venture Scanner
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Venture Scanner is the foundation of your startup research
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Our research and data keep you ahead of the innovation curve...
Want to learn moreabout our AI technology market report?
Click here or contact info@venturescanner.comto learn more
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Venture Scanner Artificial Intelligence (AI) Report Q3 2017

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A report providing an overview of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology startup landscape. Includes a sector overview, graphical trends with insights, and recent funding/exit events. Contact info@venturescanner.com or visit www.venturescanner.com to learn more!

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Venture Scanner Artificial Intelligence (AI) Report Q3 2017

  1. 1. Q3 Startup Market Trends and Insights ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE July 2017
  2. 2. Artificial Intelligence (AI) report outline 2 This report provides an overview of the AI technology sector and is broken down into three sections SectorDescription High-level sector metrics, innovation quadrant, and category definitions Trends& Insights Infographics and data points for the artificial intelligence technology sector QuarterlyActivity Major funding and exit events from the previous 90 days Venture Scanner reports are built by analysts utilizing our startup database and research platform
  3. 3. Sector Description 3
  4. 4. 4 AI technology startups are creating new businesses in 13 categories The full Venture Scanner market report and database tracks 1,878 companies with $18B in funding ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE The graphic above shows only a sampling of companies in each category, data as of July 2017 ComputerVisionPlatform ComputerVisionApp SmartRobots GestureControl SpeechRecognition MachineLearningApplications VirtualAssistants RecommendationEngines VideoRecognition ContextAwareComputing SpeechtoSpeechTrans. MachineLearningPlatforms NaturalLanguageProcessing
  5. 5. 5 Innovation quadrant for AI This quadrant shows a relative segmentationof the categories with respect to oneanother, data as of July 2017 AverageFunding ESTABLISHED HEAVYWEIGHTS PIONEERS DISRUPTORS Machine Learning Platforms AverageAge Machine Learning Applications Smart RobotsComputer Vision Platforms Recommendation Engines Speech to Speech Translation Speech Recognition Natural Language Processing Gesture Control Video Recognition Context Aware Computing Computer Vision Applications Virtual Assistants
  6. 6. AI startups play in many different categories (1 of 2) 6Category stats as of July 2017 Computer Vision/ImageRecognition Applications 214 Startups, $1.1B Total Funding Companies that utilize technology to process images for vertically specific use cases, such as searching for a retail item by taking a picture ContextAwareComputing 33 Startups, $132M Total Funding Software that automatically becomes aware of its environment and adapts its behavior accordingly, such as turning on lights when a room becomes dark Computer Vision/ImageRecognition Platforms 191 Startups, $2B Total Funding Companies that build technology that process and analyze images to deriveinformation and recognize objects from them Deep Learning/MachineLearningPlatforms 256 Startups, $2.9B Total Funding Companies that build computer algorithms to optimize results based on existing data, such as for predictive data models NaturalLanguageProcessing 304 Startups, $2.2B Total Funding Companies that build algorithms that process human language input and convert it into understandable representations, such as mining text into data Deep Learning/MachineLearningApplications 570 Startups, $8.3B Total Funding Companies that use machine learning algorithms on existing data in vertically specific use cases, such as detecting banking fraud GestureControl 60 Startups, $694M Total Funding Companies that enable one to interact with devices through gestures, such as controlling video game avatars through body motion PersonalizedRecommendationEngines 102 Startups, $1.5B Total Funding Companies that predict the preferences and interests of users and deliver personalized recommendations to them, such as music playlist building software
  7. 7. AI startups play in many different categories (2 of 2) 7Category stats as of July 2017 SmartRobots 168 Startups, $2.8B Total Funding Robots that can learn from experience and act autonomously based on conditions, such as retail robots that help customers find items in stores Speechto SpeechTranslation 21 Startups, $45M Total Funding Companies that recognize and translate human speech in one language into another language automatically and in near-real time VirtualAssistants 186 Startups, $1.3B Total Funding Software agents that perform everyday tasks and services for an individual based on commands, such as customer service chatbots on websites SpeechRecognition 163 Startups, $1.1B Total Funding Companies that process human speech and derive meaning from it, such as software that detects voice commands and translates them into actionable data VideoAutomaticContentRecognition 24 Startups, $104M Total Funding Companies that compare a video sample to source files to identify the content through its unique characteristics, such as for copy right enforcement
  8. 8. Sector Trends & Insights 8
  9. 9. 9 Investing into the sector is occurring across a variety of categories The Machine Learning Applications category accounts for 34% of venturefunding and 25% of totalcompanies in the AI sector Venture Investing in AI Companiesare categorized by function, and therefore can exist in multiple categories. Data through July 2017 - 100 200 300 400 500 600 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 CompanyCount TotalFunding($B) VC Funding Count
  10. 10. 10 VC funding into AI has accelerated in recent years Overall AIVC fundinggrew ata CAGR of 49% from 2011-2016, and 2017 is currently at 172% of 2016 funding AI Funding Over Time Data through July 2017 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 TotalFunding($B)
  11. 11. 11 AI funding amounts are mostly early-stage events AI Funding Amount By Round 63% of 2016 AI VC funding went into SeriesA andSeriesB events Graphs shows only the funding rounds listed therein, data through July 2017 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 FundingAmount($B) Late Stage Series D Series C Series B Series A Seed
  12. 12. 12 AI startups founded in 2012 lead in VC funding Startups founded in 2012 account for 26% of the sectorfunding over the last decade, and include companies like Tautiao,Improbable, and Mobvoi AI Funding By Vintage Year Data through July 2017 0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 TotalFunding($B) Year Founded
  13. 13. 13 AI startups are a global phenomenon AI Startup Count by Country Data through July 2017 10000 Companies
  14. 14. 14 A variety of traditional and corporate investors are making bets into AI Selected Investor Activity in AI The above count represents a subset of overall investor activity, data through July 2017 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 NumberofInvestments Number of Investments Number of Companies Backed
  15. 15. 15 Exits within the AI space have grown in the past few years Exit events within the AI sector grew by 117% from 2013 to 2016, and 2017 is currently at 108% of the 2016 total AI M&A and IPO Events By Year Data through July 2017 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 NumberofExits Public Acquired
  16. 16. Quarterly Notable Events 16
  17. 17. 17 Recent AI funding statistics There have been 115 AI funding events from April 2017 through June 2017 Recent AI Funding Round Counts Graph shows only the funding types listed therein, data as of July 2017 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 Seed Series A Series B Series C Series D Series E Late Stage FundingEventCount
  18. 18. 18 Recent AI funding events Notable Recent AI Funding Events Company FundingType Amount Date Series D $1,000,000,000 April 7, 2017 Series B $502,000,000 May 11, 2017 Private Equity $231,000,000 May 10, 2017 Series D $180,000,000 April 6, 2017 Series A $102,000,000 June 14, 2017 AI startups raised $3.5 billionfrom April 2017 through June 2017 Data as of July 2017
  19. 19. 19 Recent AI exit events Notable Recent AI Exit Events Company Acquirer Amount Date $200,000,000 May 14, 2017 Unknown Jun 26, 2017 Unknown Jun 16, 2017 Unknown Jun 9, 2017 Unknown Jun 8, 2017 There have been 16 AI exits from from April 2017 through June 2017, including 13 acquisitions and 3 IPOs Data as of July 2017
  20. 20. About Venture Scanner 20
  21. 21. Venture Scanner is the foundation of your startup research 21 Our research and data keep you ahead of the innovation curve SaveTime and Money Get immediate access to years of startup research LeverageTechnology Realize the power of our landscaping technology StayCurrent See all updates and developments Many international Fortune 500 companies trust Venture Scanner to help them with their startup reporting needs
  22. 22. Want to learn moreabout our AI technology market report? Click here or contact info@venturescanner.comto learn more

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