CB Insights today named AEye to the prestigious AI 100, a select group of promising private companies working on groundbreaking artificial intelligence technology

CB Insights Unveils Second Annual AI 100 Companies at A-ha!

AEye Named to the 2018 AI 100, Highlighting Advancements in Intelligent Sensing and Perception Technology for Autonomous Vehicles

San Francisco, CA, December 12, 2017 -

CB Insights today named AEye to the prestigious AI 100, a select group of promising private companies working on groundbreaking artificial intelligence technology. CB Insights CEO and co-founder Anand Sanwal will reveal the full list of the second annual AI 100 companies at the A-ha! conference in San Francisco.

"Last year's AI 100 enjoyed amazing success in the year since earning this recognition.  55 of them went onto raise additional funding nearing $2B and 5 were acquired. 

This year's list was culled from 1000+ applications and looks even more impressive.  These are companies using artificial intelligence in industries from drug discovery and cybersecurity to robotics and legal tech.  I'm happy that CB Insights is able to shine a light on the founders and companies that will revolutionize these industries and look forward to seeing what they do in 2018 and beyond." said CB Insights CEO Anand Sanwal.

“We are honored to be included on this list with so many impressive innovators,” said Luis Dussan, founder and CEO of AEye. “We created iDAR (Intelligent Detection and Ranging) to power robotic perception in a new generation of augmented and autonomous vehicles. The future is upon us, and we are excited to be a part of it.” 

The CB Insights research team selected the AI 100 companies based on criteria, examining company-submitted data and the company’s Mosaic Score. The Mosaic Score, based on CB Insights’ National Science Foundation-funded algorithm, measures the overall health and growth potential of private companies. Through this evidence-based, statistically-driven approach, the Mosaic Score can help predict a company’s momentum, market health and financial viability.

Companies such as Zoox, Shield AI, Zest Finance, Dynamic Yield, Appier, and CognitiveScale joined AEye in being recognized for their innovative technology in front of an audience of 400 senior innovation executives from around the world and news outlets including The Financial Times, CNBC, Reuters, Bloomberg and the Washington Post.

AEye is a robotic perception pioneer. The company recently introduced iDAR™, a new form of intelligent data collection that enables rapid, dynamic perception and path planning. iDAR combines the world’s first agile MOEMS LiDAR, pre-fused with a low-light camera and embedded artificial intelligence - creating software-definable and extensible hardware that can dynamically adapt to real-time demands. iDAR delivers higher accuracy, longer range, and more intelligent information to optimize path planning software, enabling radically improved autonomous vehicle safety and performance at a reduced cost. 

In addition to announcing the first solid state, vehicle mounted commercial LiDAR with 360-degree coverage this year, AEye has launched a developer program and will be announcing its suite of automotive products in early January. 

 

Quick facts on the AI 100:

●      These 100 emerging private companies have raised $6.6B across 99 deals in 2017.

●      Applications of their technology include breakthroughs in fintech, digital health, auto tech, robotics, and much more.

●      More than 1,000 companies were nominated or applied and only 9% were selected.

●      Eleven AI 100 companies have reached a valuation of $1B or more.

●      Thirty-three companies on the list were also on the list for 2017, with 67 new companies making it for 2018.

●      Nine countries are represented among the AI 100 companies.

 

The AI 100 Companies (in alphabetical order):

AEye

CrowdFlower

Liulishuo

SenseTime

Affirm

CrowdStrike

MAANA

Shape Security

Afiniti

Cybereason

Merlon Intelligence

Sher.pa

AiCure

Darktrace

Mighty AI

Shield AI

Algolia

DataRobot

Mobalytics

Shift Technology

Amplero

Deep Sentinel

Mobvoi

Socure

Anki

Descartes Labs

MOOGsoft

SoundHound

Appier

Drive.ai

Mya Systems

SparkCognition

Applitools

Dynamic Yield

Mythic

Sportlogiq

Appthority

Element AI

Narrative Science

Tamr

Aquifi

Endgame

NAUTO

Tempus Labs

Arterys

Face++

Neurala

Text IQ

babylon

Flatiron Health

Numerai

Textio

Benson Hill Biosystems

FLYR

Obsidian Security

Tractable

Brain Corporation

Foghorn Systems

Onfido

Trifacta

Bytedance

Freenome

Orbital Insight

Twiggle

C3 IoT

Gong

OrCam Technologies

UBTECH Robotics

Cambricon

Graphcore

Osmo

Upstart

Cape Analytics

InsideSales.com

PerimeterX

Versive

Captricity

Insight Engines

Petuum

Vicarious Systems

Casetext

Insilico Medicine

Preferred Networks

Workey

Cerebras Systems

Invoca

Primer

WorkFusion

CloudMinds

Kindred Systems

Prospera

ZestFinance

CognitiveScale

KYNDI

Recursion Pharmaceuticals

Zoox

Conversica

LeapMind

Reflektion

Zymergen

 

About CB Insights

Our team builds technology that helps corporations guess less and win more. We aggregate and analyze terabytes of data and use machine learning, algorithms and data visualization to help corporations replace the three Gs (Google searches, gut instinct and guys with MBAs*) so they can answer massive strategic questions using probability not punditry.
 
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Contact:

Farrah Kim, Senior Public Relations & Communications Manager

fkim@cbinsights.com

212-292-3148

For more information about the AI 100, visit:

https://www.cbinsights.com/research-ai100

 

To learn more about A-ha!, go here: http://events.cbinsights.com/aha

About AEye

AEye develops advanced vision hardware, software and algorithms that act as the eyes and visual cortex of autonomous vehicles. Since its demonstration of its solid state LiDAR scanner in 2013, AEye has pioneered breakthroughs in intelligent sensing. The company is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, and backed by world-renowned investors including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Airbus Ventures and Intel Capital. For more information, please visit www.aeye.ai

 

Media Contact:

AEye, Inc.

Jennifer Deitsch
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925-400-4366