Microsoft Ventures is certainly a legit fund by all measures, but when the to “democratize AI” with a new fund focused on “inclusive growth and positive impact on society”, we got a case of indigestion.
Last month, Google officially launched its own AI-focused fund called Gradient Ventures, which will focus on early-stage startups, implying there won’t be any mega-round coming from the newly created fund. BSV co-led the million Series A that also included Sequoia Capital last month.
Israeli-based Intuition Robotics recently raised million, with TRI leading the way, for its robotic elder care assistants.
It seems like an odd play for the automaker, but perhaps that’s how it’s repurposing its crash dummies.
Artificial intelligence (AI), despite all the news headlines, is still a young industry with thousands of startups but very, very few companies reaching a stage of maturity where we could and should invest a few shiny coins. One way—other than to read Nanalyze, of course—to stay up-to-date is to follow the money.
Most venture capital firms are betting the bank on AI, but you would be well served to watch where the best and brightest minds in the industry make there bets – like the top 12 venture capital firms which we’ve listed here.