Top 10 Artificial Intelligence Funding in October 2019

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Artificial Intelligence Funding

Artificial Intelligence has already become a widespread technology, solving a large number of tedious tasks of enterprises. Looking at its capabilities, this year marked the biggest year in funding for AI ventures yet. The Q2 of 2019 saw a total investment of US$7.4 billion in AI startups, largely going to transportation and healthcare companies.

Let’s have a look at the top 10 AI investments that took place in October 2019.

 

Brightfield

Amount Funded: $53 Million

Transaction Name: Series A

Lead Investors: Sapphire Ventures

Brightfield, a New York City-based AI and Big Data analytics company, optimizes contract labor spend and program performance for employers, MSPs, and staffing firms earlier this month received US$53 million in early-stage funding round. With this fund, the company plans to fuel its market expansion and the continuing development of its platform, Talent Data Exchange (TDX).

 

Aurora Insight

Amount Funded: $18 Million

Transaction Name: Series A

Lead Investors: Alsop Louie Partners and True Ventures

Based in Washington, DC, Aurora Insight is a startup that assists businesses to deploy, optimize, and leverage next-generation wireless with the first dynamic map of connectivity and the radio spectrum using AI along with data from sensors on satellites, vehicles, buildings, aircraft, and other objects. With securing US$18 million in series A funding, an aggregate amount that reaches back to its founding in 2016 and covers both a seed round and Series A.

 

Osaro

Amount Funded: $16 Million

Transaction Name: Series B

Lead Investors: King River Capital (KRC)

Osaro, a San Francisco-based startup building AI-based solutions for industrial robots, raised US$16 million in Series B funding round led by King River Capital (KRC), with participation from Alpha Intelligence Capital, Founders Fund, Pegasus Tech Ventures, among others. This funding round brings the startup’s total funding to US$29.3 million, following a US$10 million of Series A in April 2017.

 

Infimind

Amount Funded: $14 Million

Transaction Name: Series A

Lead Investors: Sequoia Capital China, Tuling Capital

Infimind is a Beijing, China-based Clothing-focused AI startup. With massive fashion data, international leading computer vision algorithms and engineering capabilities, and with the vision of ‘fashion for good’, the company is committed to making fashion more cool. The startup has closed its Series A round, with bagging RMB 100 million (US$14 million) from lead investor Sequoia Capital China and Tuling Capital.

 

Activ Surgical

Amount Funded: $11 Million

Transaction Name: Series A

Lead Investors: DNS Capital

Activ Surgical is a digital surgery company focused on improving surgical efficiency, accuracy, patient outcomes, and accessibility. Its scalable and patent-protected surgical software platform is driven by computer vision, AI, analytics and machine learning to improve a surgeon’s intra-operative decision making, and lessen unintended and preventable surgical complications. The company has raised a total of US$25.4 million in funding over 3 rounds.

 

LabGenius

Amount Funded: $10 Million

Transaction Name: Series A

Lead Investors: Lux Capital and Obvious Ventures

LabGenius is a London-based biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation protein therapeutics using a machine learning-driven evolution engine (EVA). Backed by top-tier venture capital funds, the company raised $10 million in Series A funding to scale its team, expand the scope of its discovery platform and initiate an internal asset development program.

 

Stardog

Amount Funded: $9 Million

Transaction Name: Series B

Lead Investors: Tenfore Holdings

Stardog is a leading enterprise data unification platform, utilizes knowledge graph technology to power more effective digital transformations. Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, the company recently clinched US$9 million in Series B funding round, led by Tenfore Holdings with participation from Grotech Ventures, Boulder Ventures, and Core Capital.

 

Naborly

Amount Funded: $7.5 Million

Transaction Name: Seed funding

Lead Investors: First Round Capital and Susa Venture

Naborly, a San Francisco-based, Y Combinator-backed startup using AI to validate prospective tenants’ identity, income, and employment status, bagged US$7.5 million in seed funding. The company benefits property managers and real estate professionals by not only giving them access to better screening data and tools but by automating the tedious work of performing tenant due diligence.

 

Fireflies

Amount Funded: $5 Million

Transaction Name: Seed funding

Lead Investors: Canaan Partners

Fireflies is a B2B-focussed and AI-based mobile communication startup, based out of Hyderabad and San Francisco. Founded by the University of Pennsylvania alumnus Ramineni, the company uses a voice-based AI assistant for meetings on phone calls and brings assistant like note-taking features. Recently, Fireflies raised US$5 million in a seed round to grow its machine learning and engineering ranks.

 

Diligent Robotics

Amount Funded: $3 Million

Transaction Name: Seed funding

Lead Investors: True Ventures, Ubiquity Ventures

Diligent Robotics, an Austin, TX-based robotic company, builds AI-powered robot assistants that perform humans’ routine tasks. Moxi is the first commercial robot of the company that helps clinical teams with their routine, non-patient facing tasks so they have more time for patient care. Diligent Robotics has received a total of US$5.8 million in funding over 3 rounds.

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