Artificial Intelligence Report Highlights  – Q4 2018

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Here is our Q4 2018 summary report on the artificial intelligence startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Artificial Intelligence Quarterly Highlights

Artificial Intelligence Sector Summary

Artificial Intelligence Sector Map

Artificial Intelligence Innovation Quadrant

Artificial Intelligence Funding Over Time

Artificial Intelligence Funding By Category

Artificial Intelligence Investors Over Time

Artificial Intelligence Exits Over Time

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Machine Learning-Related Categories Lead Artificial Intelligence Funding

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We’ve previously highlighted that artificial intelligence (AI) funding has seen explosive growth in recent years. When we take a closer look at the funding trends for each category within AI, we notice two key takeaways:

The Machine Learning Platforms category leads the sector in Q3 funding
The Machine Learning Applications category leads the sector in all-time funding

We’ll highlight these takeaways with some graphics and discussions below.

The Machine Learning Platforms Category Leads AI In Q3 Funding

To start off, let’s review the amount of funding raised this quarter by each category within artificial intelligence.

Artificial Intelligence Latest Quarter Category Funding

The above graphic highlights that the Machine Learning Platforms category leads the sector in Q3 funding with $1.9B. The Computer Vision Platforms category follows in second place with $1.6B in Q3 funding.

Machine Learning Platform companies build self-learning algorithms that operate based on existing data. They include predictive data models and...

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Artificial Intelligence Sector Overview - Q3 2018

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The artificial intelligence sector has experienced explosive funding growth in recent years. This blog post examines the different components of the AI sector and how they make up this startup ecosystem. We will illustrate what the categories of innovation are and which categories have the most companies. We will also compare the categories in terms of their funding and maturity.

Machine Learning Applications Is the Largest Artificial Intelligence Category

Let’s start off by looking at the Sector Map. We have classified 2,316 artificial intelligence startups into 13 categories that have raised $45 billion. The Sector Map highlights the number of companies in each category. It also shows a random sampling of companies in each category.

Artificial Intelligence Sector Map

We see that Machine Learning Applications is the largest category with 866 companies. These companies utilize self-learning algorithms to optimize business operations in vertically specific use cases. Examples include using machine learning to...

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Artificial Intelligence Startup Highlights  – Q3 2018

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Here is our Q3 2018 summary report on the artificial intelligence startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Artificial Intelligence Sector Map

Artificial Intelligence Innovation Quadrant

Artificial Intelligence Funding by Category

Artificial Intelligence Funding Over Time

Artificial Intelligence Funding Round Counts

Artificial Intelligence Exits Over Time

Artificial Intelligence Company Count by Country

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Mid-Year Artificial Intelligence Exits Analysis

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In Q2, AI had the second highest exit activity on record. Now armed with the data through June 2018, we’re performing a mid-year status check on how this year is shaping up.

Based on analysis on our AI research platform, we see that exit activity in the first half of 2018 is slightly down from 2017.

2018 Mid-Year AI Exit Activity Lower Than 2017 But Higher Than 2016

Let’s take a closer look at the number of AI exit events by year.

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The above graphic shows 32 exits in the first half of 2018. For the past three years, Q3 and Q4 accounted for 46% of total exit events on average. If that trend holds, 2018 exits finish the year slightly lower than 2017, but higher than 2016. We'll see if the second half of the year changes this trend!

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Artificial Intelligence Startup Highlights  – Q2 2018

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Here is our Q2 2018 summary report on the artificial intelligence startup sector. The following report includes a sector overview and recent activity.

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Where in the World Are Artificial Intelligence Startups? - Q3 2017

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The analyses below summarize where Artificial Intelligence (AI) innovations are occurring. The graphics includes data through July 2017.

Artificial Intelligence Company Count by Country

The above map shows the number of AI companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with over 1000 companies.

Artificial Intelligence VC Funding by Country

The above map shows the amount of total AI startup venture capital funding in different countries. The United States has the most VC funding at around $10B.

We are currently tracking 1951 AI companies in 13 categories across 70 countries, with a total of $23.3B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Artificial Intelligence market report.

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Artificial Intelligence Exits by Category and by Year - Q3 2017

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The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Artificial Intelligence sector. The graphics include data through July 2017.

Artificial Intelligence Exits by Category

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Artificial Intelligence category. The Machine Learning Applications category leads the sector with 4 IPOs and 43 acquisitions. The Natural Language Processing category is the runner-up with 4 IPOs and 29 acquisitions.

Artificial Intelligence Exits by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Artificial Intelligence by year. 2017 currently leads the sector with 1 IPO and 41 acquisitions, with 2016 following behind with 39 acquisitions.

We are currently tracking 1896 Artificial Intelligence companies in 13 categories across 70 countries, with a total of $19B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Artificial Intelligence market report.

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Artificial Intelligence Funding by Round - Q2 2017

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The following two graphs summarize the rounds of funding going into the Artificial Intelligence (AI) space. Please note these graphics are made using data through April 2017.

The graph above shows the total amount of VC funding broken out by round. In recent years, we’ve seen a general increase in the amount of funding across the board, with growth in the amount of practically all funding stages.

The graph above shows the total count of funding events broken out by round. Similar to the earlier graph, we’ve seen a general upward trend over these past few years. Earlier stage deals (Seed, Series A) make up a larger share of the total count.

We are currently tracking 1819 Artificial Intelligence companies in 13 categories across 70 countries, with a total of $16.1 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Artificial Intelligence market report.

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