Artificial Intelligence Companies Founded by Year – Q1 2017

The following graph shows the founding year distribution in the Artificial Intelligence sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

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. 2013 ranks at the top with around 188 companies founded in that year alone. 2014 is the runner-up with 173 companies founded in that year.

We are currently tracking 1700 Artificial Intelligence companies in 13 categories across 70 countries, with a total of $13 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Artificial Intelligence landscape report and database.

Artificial Intelligence Funding Trends – Q1 2017

The following graphs highlight recent trends in Artificial Intelligence (AI) startup funding activity. The graphics include data through October 2016.

AI Funding by Year Q1 2017

The above graph summarizes the total funding raised by AI startups for each year. 2016 is the best year with around $2.5B in funding. 2015 comes in at second place at just under $2B in funding.

AI Vintage Year Funding Q1 2017

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 around $1.4B.

We are currently tracking 1,675 Artificial Intelligence companies in 13 categories across 70 countries, with a total of $13 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Artificial Intelligence report and database.

Artificial Intelligence Funding by Round – Q1 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 October 2016.

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AI Funding by Round by Year – Funding Amount

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.

AI Funding by Round by Year - Event Count
AI Funding by Round by Year – Event Count

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 1630 Artificial Intelligence companies in 13 categories across 73 countries, with a total of $12.2 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full AI landscape report and database.

Artificial Intelligence Activity by Selected Investors – Q1 2017

The following graph summarizes the investor activity in the Artificial Intelligence (AI) space. Please note these graphics are made using data through October 2016.

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The above analysis summarizes the total number of investment rounds AI investors participated in, and the number of unique companies funded by selected investors. 500 Startups and Y Combinator take the lead in both the total number of investments into the space at around 23, and the number of companies backed at around 21.

We are currently tracking 1,612 AI companies in 13 categories across 70 countries, with a total of $12 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Artificial Intelligence landscape report and database.

Artificial Intelligence Exits by Category and by Year – Q1 2017

The following graphs highlight the exit activity in the Artificial Intelligence sector. The graphics include data through October 2016.

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Exit Activity by Category in Artificial Intelligence

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Marketing Technology category. The Machine Learning Applications, Natural Language Processing, and Image Recognition Platforms categories lead the sector with 25 exits each.

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 Marketing Technology by year. 2016 currently leads the sector with 25 acquisitions, with 2014 following behind with 21 acquisitions.

We are currently tracking 1589 Artificial Intelligence companies in 13 categories across 70 countries, with a total of $10.6B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Artificial Intelligence landscape report and database.

Venture Investing In Artificial Intelligence – Q1 2017

The following graphs highlight venture investing trends into the Artificial Intelligence (AI) sector. The graphics include data through October 2016.

Artificial Intelligence Venture Funding

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 leads the sector in both metrics, with around $3.5B in total funding and 425 startups.

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 $22M in average funding per company. The Gesture Control and Machine Learning Applications categories round out the top three.

We are currently tracking 1,561 Artificial Intelligence companies in 13 categories across 70 countries, with a total of $10B in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Artificial Intelligence landscape report and database.

Average and Median Age by Artificial Intelligence Category – Q1 2017

The following graph shows average and median age in the Artificial Intelligence sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

Average and Median Age by AI Category
Average and Median Age by AI Category
The above graph summarizes the average and median age of companies in each Artificial Intelligence category. The Speech to Speech Translation category has the highest average age at around 14 years, and the Speech Recognition category has the highest median age at around 10 years.

We are currently tracking 1539 Artificial Intelligence companies in 13 categories across 71 countries, with a total of $9.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full AI landscape report and database.