101 Top San Francisco Machine Learning Companies and Startups of 2021

June 18, 2021
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This article showcases our top picks for the best San Francisco based Machine Learning companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Machine Learning industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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Top San Francisco Machine Learning Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

OpenAI

OpenAI

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OpenAI is an AI research and deployment company. Our mission is to ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits all of humanity.

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Sift applies insights from a global network of data to detect fraud and increase positive user experience.

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People.ai

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People is an AI platform for enterprise sales, marketing, and customer success that uncovers every revenue opportunity from every customer.

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Chorus.ai

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Chorus.ai is an AI conversation intelligence cloud platform for sales team that can transform conversations into data and insights.

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UserLeap

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UserLeap is a continuous research platform that delivers in-depth insights for product teams to continuously improve their product.

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Tonal

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Tonal is a smart home gym that uses artificial intelligence and coaching to provide strength training.

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Bright Machines

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Bright Machines brings together flexible factory robots with intelligent software, production data and machine learning.

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Forethought

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Forethought builds artificially intelligent agents to supercharge enterprise workflows, starting with Agatha, the AI for Customer Support.

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Crate.io

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Crate.io develops CrateDB, purpose-built to scale applications in a machine data world.

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Hive

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Hive provides cloud-based enterprise AI solutions designed for intelligent automation.

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Observe.AI

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Observe.AI is a software company that leverages AI, Natural Language Processing, and analytics to develop contact center software.

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Domino Data Lab

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Unleash the power of data science to address the world’s most important challenges.

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Standard Cognition

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Standard Cognition provides an autonomous checkout tool that can be installed into retailers’ existing stores.

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AI Foundation

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AI Foundation develops sustainable AI which aims to move humanity forward through the power of decentralized, trusted, and personal AI.

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Tempo

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Tempo is a home fitness platform, combining equipment, training guidance, and social motivation with 3D sensors and artificial intelligence.

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SafeGraph

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SafeGraph builds and maintains data sets to help accelerate machine learning and AI.

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Gong

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Gong.io is a revenue intelligence platform that delivers insights at scale.

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Engine Biosciences

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Engine Biosciences is a biotech company that applies machine learning to genomics for drug discovery.

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Jampp

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Jampp is the growth platform of choice for on-demand apps worldwide. We unlock programmatic UA and RTGT to drive incremental performance

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Iterative.ai

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Iterative.ai is an MLOps platform that develops lifecycle management for datasets and machine learning models.

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Iris Automation

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Iris Automation is an artificial intelligence and safety avionics company building collision-avoidance systems for autonomous drones.

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Node

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Node offers an AI-as-a-service solution intended for platforms that leverages people and company data.

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Zignal Labs

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Zignal analyzes billions of digital stories in real time to help customers discover and manage the narratives that can help or harm them.

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Chef Robotics

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Chef Robotics is a robotics and artificial intelligence company serving the food industry.

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Rescale

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Rescale is a cloud simulation platform that enables research scientists and engineers to build, compute, analyze, and scale simulations.

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Atomwise

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Atomwise develops artificial intelligence systems using powerful deep learning algorithms and supercomputers for drug discovery.

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Viz

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Viz is a medical imaging company that helps optimize emergency treatment using deep learning technology.

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Revl

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AI Powered Video Souvenirs as a Service. Full end to end solution for roller coasters, skydive drop zones, race tracks, and zip lines.

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Primer

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Primer is an internet company that helps companies understand massive stores of text data using AI.

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Trifacta

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Trifacta offers a data wrangling platform which provides a modern self-service approach to cleaning and preparing data.

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Digit

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Digit is a finance app that analyzes your spending habits and automatically saves the perfect amount every day.

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Tecton

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Tecton provides an enterprise-ready feature store to make machine learning accessible to every company.

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EquBot

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EquBot’s AI platform with Watson helps global investment professionals deliver better outcomes through portfolios as a service (PasS).

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Lucidworks

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Lucidworks offers the Connected Experience Cloud to some of the world’s largest brands.

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NextRoll

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NextRoll is a marketing technology company delivering products ambitious companies rely on to grow their businesses.

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Clarify Health Solutions

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Clarify Health Solutions develops analytics and software solutions that enable health systems to deliver satisfying and higher value care.

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Aizon

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Aizon is a cloud-based SaaS platform that helps optimize industrial processes in biotech and pharma.

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AKASA

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AKASA is an AI-powered automation company for revenue cycle management in healthcare.

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Vicarious

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Vicarious is an artificial intelligence company that uses the computational principles of the brain to develop general intelligence.

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Coralogix

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Coralogix is a SaaS platform that uses machine learning algorithms to facilitate delivery and maintenance processes for software providers.

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Casetext

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Casetext is an AI legal research technology for litigators, helping researchers find cases.

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Weights & Biases

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Weights & Biases offers performance visualization tools for machine learning.

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Afresh Technologies

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Afresh is an AI-powered company selling software to track demand and manage orders for fresh produce in grocery stores.

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Replicant

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Replicant is an AI voice technology that solves problems over the phone, improves customer experience, and reduces cost.

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Mya Systems

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Mya Systems is a conversational AI platform for hiring teams that serves enterprises and agencies.

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Noodle Analytics, Inc. (Noodle.ai)

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Noodle.ai offers pioneering business solutions in Enterprise Artificial Intelligence.

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Farmstead

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Farmstead is an artificial intelligence-powered farm to doorstep grocery delivery startup.

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Streamlit

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Streamlit is an open-source app framework for creating and deploying data science applications.

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Rasa

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Rasa leverages natural language processing research machine learning and flexible infrastructure to developers for conversational AI.

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Horizon3.ai

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With Horizon3.ai, assess the attack surface of your hybrid cloud to find & fix attack vectors before criminals exploit them

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Breinify

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Breinify is an AI platform for consumer enterprises that facilitates individual behavior insights.

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Sisu

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Sisu is the fastest and most comprehensive way to diagnose why your most important business metrics are changing.

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Sight Machine

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Sight Machine provides analytics platform that helps address critical challenges in quality and productivity throughout the enterprise.

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Quid

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Quid powers human intuition with machine intelligence, enabling organizations to make decisions that matter.

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Skycatch

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Skycatch builds technology to autonomously capture, process, and analyze 3D drone data.

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Lilt

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Lilt is the modern language service and technology provider enabling localized customer experiences.

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Osaro

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Osaro is an artificial intelligence company developing products based on proprietary deep reinforcement learning technology.

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Copysmith

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The world’s best AI copywriter. Use AI to write copy for ads, product descriptions, social media posts, landing pages, blog posts, and more.

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CrowdAI

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CrowdAI empowers organizations to create and deploy custom models for visual AI, in a simple, code-free platform.

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Paravision

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Mission-critical computer vision

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Lemonaid Health

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Lemonaid Health is a telemedicine platform that uses technology to change the way people interact with health care.

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FLYR Labs

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The Data-Driven Revenue Operating System for Airlines

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Archipelago

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Archipelago uses AI to digitize risk for large owners of commercial property to increase their resiliency and lower their cost of risk..

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INDUS.AI

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INDUS.AI provides a SaaS 3D computer vision platform enabling developers and project managers to optimize labor, equipment, and materials.

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Abacus.AI

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Abacus.AI is a San Francisco-based artificial intelligence research and AI cloud services company.

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Aktana

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Aktana delivers data-fueled insights and suggestions to life science sales reps, driving better decision-making and improved results.

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Kinetica

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Kinetica combines historical and streaming data analysis with powerful location intelligence and AI for instant results.

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Kindred AI

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Kindred AI creates intelligent robots to solve real-world problems.

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Databricks

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Databricks is a data-and-AI company that interacts with corporate information stored in the public cloud.

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Pachyderm

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Pachyderm is an enterprise-grade data science platform that makes explainable, repeatable, and scalable AI/ML a reality.

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Sosivio

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Sosivio is the only non-intrusive Autonomous Cloud Native platform

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Numerai

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Numerai transforms and regularizes financial data into machine learning problems for global network of data scientists.

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Metadata

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The autonomous demand generation platform for B2B enterprises.

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Tonkean

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Tonkean is an AI powered operating system that autonomously manages, organizes and executes businesses’ workflows.

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Built Robotics

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Built Robotics transforms heavy equipment into autonomous robots for the $1 trillion earthmoving industry.

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Enlitic

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Enlitic builds AI deep learning products to streamline radiologists’ workflows and improve healthcare diagnosis.

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Nightfall AI

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Nightfall identifies business-critical data across SaaS, APIs, and data infrastructure so it can be managed and protected.

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Directly

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Directly offers AI-powered solutions to resolve customer issues with the right mix of automation and human support.

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Netomi

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Netomi is a machine intelligence company that uses AI to turn customer service into a competitive edge.

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Verge Genomics

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Verge Genomics uses machine learning and human genomics to accelerate drug discovery

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Scale AI

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Scale AI is the data platform for AI, providing high quality training data for leading machine learning teams.

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Figure Eight

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Figure Eight is a Human-in-the-Loop machine learning platform to create customized large scale high-quality training data.

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Fyusion

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Fyusion develops products powered by 3D computer vision and machine learning.

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Element Analytics

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Element Analytics provides a data hub for industrial organizations to transform and manage their diverse sources of industrial data.

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Brightseed

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Brightseed features artificial intelligence that reveals powerful compounds hidden in nature.

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ImpactVision

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ImpactVision is an information technology company that specializes in machine learning, food technology, and sensors.

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Wish

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Wish is an e-commerce shopping app, putting a digital shopping mall of affordable goods directly in the pockets of consumers worldwide.

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Rollbar

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The continuous code improvement platform. Proactively discover, predict, and remediate errors with real-time AI-assisted workflows.

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Determined AI

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Determined AI is a machine learning tech company that revolutionizes the way deep models are trained and deployed.

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Deep Labs

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Deep Labs is an AI startup that creates patented persona-based, context-aware decisions, and risk systems.

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Golden

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Golden is a developer of a self-constructing knowledge database used to accelerate discovery and education.

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Compology

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Compology is building technology focused on increasing efficiency and revenue growth for waste and recycling companies.

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Tonic.ai

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Tonic mimics your production data to create safe, useful, de-identified data for QA, testing, and development.

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Panoply

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Panoply is a smart cloud data warehouse that automates the collection, modeling, and scaling of any data.

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Unlearn.AI

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Unlearn.AI develops a platform to accelerate clinical trials for Alzheimer’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, and other complex diseases.

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TrustLayer

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TrustLayer is an insurtech company automating insurance verification with machine learning and AI.

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Aquarium

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Aquarium is expertise in making machine learning accessible to its customers that helps to simplify their models by improving datasets.

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Bestmile

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Bestmile is a fleet orchestration platform for mobility providers to deploy, manage and optimize AV and human-driven vehicle fleets.

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GoodTime.io

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GoodTime uses employee data to schedule interviews faster and cheaper for enterprises

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Edgecortix

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Edgecortix brings near cloud level performance to the edge with their novel dynamic neural accelerator IP designed for machine learning

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Time by Ping

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AI company automating time and billing for professional services, beginning with enterprise law firms.

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