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By Nicolas Rapp and Brian O'Keefe
January 8, 2018

Whether you fear it or embrace it, the A.I. revolution is coming—and it promises to have an enormous impact on the world economy. PwC estimates that artificial intelligence could add $15.7 trillion to global GDP by 2030. That’s a gargantuan opportunity. To identify which private companies are set to make the most of it, research firm CB Insights recently released its 2018 “A.I. 100,” a list of the most promising A.I. startups globally (grouped by sector in the graphic above). They were chosen, from a pool of over 1,000 candidates, by CB Insights’ Mosaic algorithm, based on factors like investor quality and momentum. China’s Bytedance leads in funding with $3.1 billion, but 76 of the 100 startups are U.S.-based.

COMPANY COUNTRY SECTOR FUNDING($ Mil.)
AEYE U.S. AUTO TECH 16.27
Affirm U.S. FINTECH & INSURANCE 525
Afiniti U.S. MARKETING, SALES, CRM 80
AiCure U.S. HEALTHCARE 30.74
Algolia U.S. ENTERPRISE AI 74.02
Amplero U.S. MARKETING, SALES, CRM 25.5
Anki U.S. ROBOTICS 182
Appier Taiwan COMMERCE 81.5
Applitools U.S. SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT & DEBUGGING 10.5
Appthority U.S. CYBERSECURITY 23.25
Aquifi U.S. COMMERCE 32.76
Arterys U.S. HEALTHCARE 42
babylon U.K. HEALTHCARE 85
Benson Hill Biosystems U.S. AGRICULTURE 34.21
Brain corporation U.S. ROBOTICS 114
Bytedance China NEWS & MEDIA 3,100
C3 IoT U.S. IOT 130.94
Cambricon China HARDWARE FOR AI 101.4
Cape Analytics U.S. FINTECH & INSURANCE 14
Captricity U.S. CROSS-INDUSTRY 49.02
Casetext U.S. LEGAL TECH 24.28
Cerebras Systems U.S. HARDWARE FOR AI 85
CloudMinds U.S. ROBOTICS 130
CognitiveScale U.S. CROSS-INDUSTRY 40
Conversica U.S. MARKETING, SALES, CRM 56
CrowdFlower U.S. ENTERPRISE AI 55.95
CrowdStrike U.S. CYBERSECURITY 281
Cybereason U.S. CYBERSECURITY 188.62
Darktrace U.K. CYBERSECURITY 182.3
DataRobot U.S. ENTERPRISE AI 124.61
Deep Sentinel U.S. PHYSICAL SECURITY 7.4
Descartes Labs U.S. GEOSPATIAL ANALYTICS 38.46
Drive.ai U.S. AUTO TECH 77
Dynamic Yield U.S. COMMERCE 45.25
Element AI Canada ENTERPRISE AI 102
Endgame U.S. CYBERSECURITY 96.05
Face++ China CROSS-INDUSTRY 608
Flatiron Health U.S. HEALTHCARE 313
FLYR U.S. TRAVEL 14.25
Foghorn Systems U.S. IOT 47.5
Freenome U.S. HEALTHCARE 79
Gong U.S. MARKETING, SALES, CRM 26
Graphcore U.S. HARDWARE FOR AI 110
InsideSales.com U.S. MARKETING, SALES, CRM 264.3
Insight Engines U.S. CROSS-INDUSTRY 15.8
Insilico Medicine U.S. HEALTHCARE 8.26
Invoca U.S. MARKETING, SALES, CRM 60.75
Kindred Systems Canada ROBOTICS 43
KYNDI U.S. CROSS-INDUSTRY 9.6
LeapMind Japan ENTERPRISE AI 13.4
Liulishuo China EDUCATION 100
MAANA U.S. IOT 40.14
Merlon Intelligence U.S. RISK & REGULATORY COMPLIANCE 7.65
Mighty AI U.S. AUTO TECH 27.25
Mobalytics U.S. E-SPORTS 2.65
Mobvoi China CROSS-INDUSTRY 257
MOOGsoft U.S. IT & NETWORKS 52.93
Mya Systems U.S. HR TECH 29.5
Mythic U.S. HARDWARE FOR AI 19.42
Narrative Science U.S. CROSS-INDUSTRY 47.87
NAUTO U.S. AUTO TECH 182.6
Neurala U.S. ROBOTICS 15.95
Numerai U.S. FINTECH & INSURANCE 7.5
Obsidian Security U.S. CYBERSECURITY 9.5
Onfido U.K. RISK & REGULATORY COMPLIANCE 59.53
Orbital Insight U.S. GEOSPATIAL ANALYTICS 78.7
OrCam Technologies Israel IOT 47
Osmo U.S. EDUCATION 38.5
PerimeterX U.S. CYBERSECURITY 35
Petuum U.S. ENTERPRISE AI 108
Preferred Networks Japan IOT 112.8
Primer U.S. CROSS-INDUSTRY 14.7
Prospera Israel AGRICULTURE 22
Recursion Pharmaceuticals U.S. HEALTHCARE 118.62
Reflektion U.S. COMMERCE 45.91
SenseTime China CROSS-INDUSTRY 637
Shape Security U.S. CYBERSECURITY 106
Sher.pa Spain PERSONAL ASSISTANTS 8.2
Shield AI U.S. PHYSICAL SECURITY 13.15
Shift Technology France CYBERSECURITY 39.72
Socure U.S. RISK & REGULATORY COMPLIANCE 33.25
SoundHound U.S. NEWS & MEDIA 114.1
SparkCognition U.S. CYBERSECURITY 43.88
Sportlogiq Canada SPORTS 7.2
Tamr U.S. ENTERPRISE AI 41.2
Tempus Labs U.S. HEALTHCARE 70
Text IQ U.S. RISK & REGULATORY COMPLIANCE 3.34
Textio U.S. HR TECH 29.5
Tractable U.K. CROSS-INDUSTRY 9.82
Trifacta U.S. ENTERPRISE AI 76.3
Twiggle Israel COMMERCE 35
UBTECH Robotics China ROBOTICS 521.39
Upstart U.S. FINTECH & INSURANCE 584.73
Versive U.S. CYBERSECURITY 57
Vicarious Systems U.S. ROBOTICS 118.03
Workey Israel HR TECH 9.6
WorkFusion U.S. RISK & REGULATORY COMPLIANCE 71.3
ZestFinance U.S. FINTECH & INSURANCE 268
Zoox U.S. AUTO TECH 290
Zymergen U.S. LIFE SCIENCE 174

Source: CB Insights; for the complete list, go to cbinsights.com/research-ai-100.

A version of this article appears in the Jan. 1, 2018 issue of Fortune with the headline “Leading the Way in A.I.”

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