Venture Directory

Ada

AI chatbot software that exceeds customer expectations. Automated customer chat platform built for humans.

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Mike Murchison (Next 36, 2012)

Animo

Animo uses AI to quantify and predict psychological well-being to facilitate human flourishing. Their Meta feature enables startups to better understand how their employees are feeling, and how sustainable their stress is on an aggregate level – all while preserving individual anonymity.

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Next 36, 2019

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Quinn Underwood
Samin Khan

Aquova

Aquova provides adaptive AI-based sensors and power controllers that unlock the potential of data in reducing the operating expenditure of the electrochemical processes.

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Next 36, 2017

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Essam Elsahwi
Conrad Hopp

Blaise

Blaise is an AI-based software platform that allows transit operators to run on-demand bus services using their existing vehicles.

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Next 36, 2018

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Justin Hunt

Chisel

Chisel’s purpose-built AI solution for commercial insurance reads unstructured insurance data 400 times faster than a human with greater accuracy. Their solution automatically recognizes over 500 insurance-specific data points including limits, premiums, deductibles, coverages, exclusions, and more.

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Next 36, 2016

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Ron Glozman

Connie

Connie.ai helps commercial kitchens plan and publish menus using the same integrated tool. No more copy-pasting from Excel.

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Aidan Nulman (Next 36, 2011)

Dessa

Dessa helps the world’s largest organizations reinvent what’s possible with machine learning. Founded in 2016, the company has excelled at applying cutting-edge ML techniques to generate significant value in industries ranging from finance to telecommunications.

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Ragavan Thurairatnam (Next 36, 2013)

Diversifai

Diversifai is a social media based beauty platform made for people of diversity. You can scan your facial features into your profile, and their AI technology will classify and match you to other people with similar features so you can get relevant content tailored for your specific needs.

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Next 36, 2019

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Yuchi Yang

Empirical Automation

Empirical Automation creates artificial intelligence solutions for business automation.

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James Schuback (Next AI, 2017, Next 36, 2014)

Lumen5

Lumen5 converts your blog posts into social videos. They use artificial intelligence to create high quality videos for your content marketing at scale.

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Nigel Gutzmann (Next 36, 2013)
Christopher Bowal (Next 36, 2013)
Michael Cheng (Next 36, 2013)

Mindle.ai

Mindle provides AI-enabled capital market signals for hedge funds. Hedge funds license Mindle capital market signals to improve performance by reducing return volatility, drawdown, and correlation with common factor return streams.

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Krista Caldwell (Next AI, 2017, Next 36, 2011)
Nima Shahbazi (Next AI, 2017)

Nugget.ai

nugget.ai is a people analytics platform that connects talent to opportunity through real company challenges.

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Next 36, 2018

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Ali El-Shayeb

Prolego.ai

Prolego.ai leverages the power of predictive modelling to automate underwriting. Their AI solution for life insurers reduces customer acquisition costs, expedites underwriting, boosts customer satisfaction, and increases sales without increasing risk exposure.

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Next 36, 2019

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Mahan Salehi
Andrey Khesin
Daniyar Akhmedjanov

SnapTravel

Get the cheapest travel deals over message

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Henry Shi (Next 36, 2012)

Sports IQ Analytics

Sports IQ uses advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques to provide cutting edge software solutions for the online sports gambling industry.

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Omer Dor (Next 36, 2012)

Switchboard

Switchboard provides technology for managers and dispatchers to manage transportation operations. Switchboard optimizes operations and reduces your time and money spent on administrative tasks. You can efficiently manage your growing fleet by using Switchboard for all your trucking needs.

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Next 36, 2015

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Gursher Sidhu
Sagar Malhi
Michael Ip
Dhaman Rakhra

Traction House

Traction House helps Series A startups solve distribution using LinkedIn. Their product, Find+Seek, drives qualified leads to your fund using social media networks. They then track, score, and rank their online engagement with your brand so you can focus on the best quality prospects at the right time.

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Simon Jalbert (Next 36, 2012)

VoiceHero

VoiceHero is a voice analytics platform that helps businesses increase engagement and make data-driven decisions. They create a suite of easy to use tools for voice app makers to launch and market their apps.

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Next 36, 2018

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Joseph Truong
Jacob Chan

Voiceflow

Voiceflow empowers users to collaboratively design, prototype and build Alexa Skills and Google Actions - all without any knowledge of coding.

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Next 36, 2018

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Braden Ream
Michael Hood
Andrew Lawrence

WeavAir

WeavAir sensor modules make use of advanced sensor array technology to measure metrics core to HVAC system performance and indoor air quality. The devices are powered in part by renewable energy sources. Real time analytics and predictive algorithms improve device accuracy and provide preventative alerts and actionable insights.

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Next 36, 2017

Founders:

Natalia Mykhaylova

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