Where in the world are Artificial Intelligence startups? Q2 2017

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

AI Company Count by Country Q2 2017

The above map shows the number of AI companies located in different countries. The United States ranks as the top country with around 875 companies.

AI VC Funding by Country Q2 2017

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 $8B.

We are currently tracking 1,859 AI companies in 13 categories across 70 countries, with a total of $17B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Artificial Intelligence market report.

Artificial Intelligence Companies Founded by Year – Q2 2017

The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Artificial Intelligence sector. The graphic includes data through April 2017.

Artificial Intelligence Companies Founded by Year
Artificial Intelligence Companies Founded by Year

The above graph summarizes the number of Artificial Intelligence companies founded in a certain year. 2014 ranks at the top with around 231 companies founded in that year alone. 2013 is the runner-up with 220 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 1844 Artificial Intelligence companies in 13 categories across 70 countries, with a total of $16.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Artificial Intelligence market report.

Artificial Intelligence Funding Trends through Q2 2017

The following graphs highlight recent trends in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) startup funding activity. The graphics include data through April 2017.

AI Q2 2017 Funding by Year

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by AI startups for each year. 2016 has the most funding to date at over $3.5B.

AI Q2 2017 Vintage Year Funding

The above graph summarizes the total amount of funding raised by AI companies founded in a certain year. Companies founded in 2012 have raised the most funding at just under $2B.

We are currently tracking 1,827 AI companies in 13 categories across 70 countries, with a total of $16 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Artificial Intelligence market report.

Artificial Intelligence Funding by Round – Q2 2017

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.

Artificial Intelligence Funding Amount by Round
Artificial Intelligence Funding Amount by Round

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.

Artificial Intelligence Funding Count by Round
Artificial Intelligence Funding Count by Round

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.

AI Activity by Selected Investors – Q2 2017

The following graph summarizes investor activity in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) space. Please note these graphics are made using data through April 2017.

AI Investor Activity through Q2 2017

The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds AI investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. Major investors include YC, NEA, Intel Capital, 500 Startups, and CE Ventures.

We are currently tracking 1,797 AI companies in 13 categories across 70 countries, with a total of $16 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Artificial Intelligence market report.

Artificial Intelligence Exits by Category and by Year – Q2 2017

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

Exit Activity by Category in Artificial Intelligence
Exit Activity by Category in Artificial Intelligence

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 5 IPOs and 36 acquisitions. The Computer Vision Platforms category is the runner-up with 2 IPOs and 29 acquisitions.

Exit Activity by Year in Artificial Intelligence
Exit Activity by Year in Artificial Intelligence

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Artificial Intelligence by year. 2016 currently leads the sector with 36 acquisitions, with 2017 following behind with 1 IPO and 25 acquisitions.

We are currently tracking 1778 Artificial Intelligence companies in 13 categories across 70 countries, with a total of $15B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Artificial Intelligence market report.

Venture Investing in Artificial Intelligence – Q2 2017

The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Artificial Intelligence (AI) sector. The graphics include data through April 2017.

AI Venture Investing Q2 2017

The above graph compares the total venture funding in each AI category to the number of companies in the category. The Machine Learning Applications category takes the lead in both stats, with just under $6B in funding and over 500 companies.

Artificial Intelligence Average Category Funding

The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each AI category. The Smart Robots category leads the sector with around $37M in average funding per company, followed by the Computer Vision Platforms and Gesture Control categories.

We are currently tracking 1,759 AI companies in 13 categories across 70 countries, with a total of $15B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Artificial Intelligence market report.