If you haven’t heard, AI is the new thing!
Companies in the space have been getting a lot of attention lately, but the industry is fairly male-dominated. So today I’m excited to share more about 20 AI companies that are founded by women. The founders highlighted below are using artificial intelligence in a wide variety of use cases – everything from agriculture, healthcare, commerce, music, and more!
Get ready to be inspired by the innovation and dedication of these women:
Enko Chem is an agtech startup focused on discovering and developing novel crop protection solutions to ensure a sustainable and productive global food system. Based in Mystic, CT, the company was founded by Jacqueline Heard and backed by prominent investors, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Leveraging its proprietary technology platform, Enko utilizes advanced data analytics and machine learning to expedite the discovery of effective and eco-friendly crop protection products, offering farmers tailored solutions to combat pests and diseases. To date, the company has raised $134.7M.
DataVisor is a cybersecurity company specializing in providing comprehensive fraud detection and prevention solutions powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning. Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, DataVisor was co-founded by experienced cybersecurity experts Yinglian Xie and Fang Yu. The company’s advanced technology platform enables real-time detection of fraudulent activities, empowering businesses to protect themselves from a wide range of cyber threats such as financial fraud, online scams, and account takeovers. DataVisor has raised $94.5M of venture funding.
Diligent Robotics is a robotics company that deploys advanced autonomous robots designed to assist healthcare professionals and improve overall patient care. Based in Austin, TX, the company was co-founded by Dr. Andrea Thomaz and Dr. Vivian Chu, both experts in robotics and human-robot interaction. Diligent Robotics’ flagship product, Moxi, is a hospital service robot that helps with non-patient-facing tasks, such as delivering supplies and medication, allowing healthcare staff to focus more on direct patient care. The company has raised $46.6M to date.
Lily AI is an artificial intelligence startup focused on enhancing the online shopping experience by providing personalized product recommendations for e-commerce platforms. Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, Lily AI was co-founded by Purva Gupta and Sowmiya Chocka Narayanan, who identified a gap in the market for more tailored and emotionally intelligent product recommendations. The company’s cutting-edge technology utilizes deep learning algorithms to analyze product attributes and customer data, enabling retailers to offer a bespoke shopping experience for each user. This ultimately boosts sales and customer satisfaction. To date, the company has raised $39.5M.
KETOS is a water intelligence and analytics company. Headquartered in Milpitas, CA, the company was founded by Meena Sankaran. The company’s innovative solutions combine IoT hardware, software, and data analytics to offer real-time water quality monitoring and predictive insights for industrial, agricultural, and municipal clients. KETOS strives to ensure water safety, optimize water usage, and identify potential issues early, leading to sustainable and efficient water management. KETOS has raised $38.2M of venture funding.
CreativeX, founded by Anastasia Leng, is a New York-based technology company specializing in automating creative analytics. The platform empowers brands and agencies with data-driven insights that help optimize creative content across various channels. CreativeX’s advanced technology analyzes visual, audio, and textual content to provide actionable recommendations for creative improvement. The company has raised $29.8M to date.
Authenticx, founded by Amy Brown, is a conversational intelligence platform based in Indianapolis, IN. The company’s AI-driven analytics enable the healthcare industry to analyze patient interactions across multiple communication channels, providing valuable insights that help improve patient satisfaction. Authenticx’s innovative technology identifies trends, uncovers sentiment, and recommends targeted improvements. To date, the company has raised $28.3M.
Floodbase, co-founded by Bessie Schwarz and Beth Tellman, is a New York-based company specializing in real-time flood monitoring and predictive analytics. The platform helps insurance carriers by providing accurate flood risk assessments, early warning systems, and data-driven insights for flood management. Customers leverage Floodbase’s flood data to define parametric flood policies and pricing. The company’s real-time tracking also enables automatic insurance payouts. Floodbase has raised $12M of venture funding.
KelaHealth is a healthcare technology company based in San Francisco, CA. The company was founded by Bora Chang. The company’s platform leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide personalized surgical risk predictions and recommendations, helping healthcare providers improve patient outcomes and reduce complications. KelaHealth has raised $5.6M in funding.
MPathic, founded by Grin Lord, is a Bellevue, WA-based AI-powered conversational analysis platform. The platform helps businesses analyze and improve customer interactions by providing AI-driven insights into customer sentiment, conversation patterns, and areas for improvement. The company has raised $5.2M in funding.
Deepblocks, founded by Olivia Ramos, is a Miami-based proptech startup that develops AI-powered software for the real estate industry. The platform streamlines the site feasibility process by consolidating market trends and zoning data, ultimately helping developers and investors make data-driven decisions. Deepblocks’ advanced algorithms allow users to analyze multiple development scenarios and identify potential risks. Deepblocks has raised $4.3M in funding.
HacWare, founded by Tiffany Ricks, is a New York-based cybersecurity company specializing in email security and phishing protection. Hacware’s AI-powered platform simulates phishing threats, allowing users to protect against cyberattacks. In addition to its robust threat detection capabilities, HacWare also offers comprehensive employee training and education programs to help businesses foster a culture of cybersecurity awareness. To date, the company has raised $2.4M of funding to date.
Private AI, co-founded by Patricia Thaine, is a Toronto-based tech company specializing in privacy-protecting tools for developers. The company provides software that automatically anonymizes and redacts sensitive information from text, images, and videos, ensuring data privacy compliance while enabling businesses to unlock the value of their data. By leveraging state-of-the-art artificial intelligence techniques, Private AI delivers a secure, scalable, and efficient solution to data privacy challenges, helping businesses protect customer information and avoid potential breaches. The company has raised $11.5M of funding to date.
Defined AI, co-founded by Daniela Braga and Amy Du, is a marketplace for AI training data. The company streamlines the data collection and annotation process, allowing organizations to build, train, and deploy AI models more effectively. Defined AI offers a robust, scalable solution that combines machine learning, data science, and crowdsourcing to deliver precise, diverse, and rich datasets. The company is based in Seattle, WA and has raised $78.6M to date.
Vapar, co-founded by Amanda Siqueira and Michelle Aguilar, uses AI to streamline CCTV pipe inspections. Powered by machine learning, the software automatically codes inspection footage to identify and classify defects. Key customers include city councils, utility companies, and CCTV contractors. The company is based in Sydney, Australia and has raised $2.3M of funding to date.
Raffle AI, led by Suzanne Lauritzen, is a Copenhagen-based tech startup focused on customer support automation. The company’s AI-powered platform offers businesses a smart assistant that can answer customer inquiries instantly and accurately, reducing customer support time and improving user satisfaction. It achieves this by integrating with the company’s existing knowledge base and learning from it to answer questions, thus improving over time. The company has raised $21.8M of funding to date.
Audioshake, co-founded by Jessica Powell, is an innovative company revolutionizing the music industry with AI technology. Based in San Francisco, Audioshake’s platform utilizes advanced machine learning algorithms to separate music tracks into individual components such as vocals, drums, and other instruments. This technology enables music professionals to create new mixes, improve remastering processes, and explore unique sound design possibilities. The company has raised $4.7M of funding to date.
OneCup AI uses computer vision to track the health, growth, and activity of livestock herds. Its patent-pending solution, BETSY, can be used to track disease indicators, nutrition intake and output, and several other health markers. The company is based in Vancouver, Canada and is led by Mokah Shmigelsky. OneCup AI has raised $2.5M of funding to date.
Tailor-ED is revolutionizing corporate learning technology. Its AI-based learning solution offers organizations the opportunity to increase employee engagement, save time and resources, and improve the adoption of learning initiatives. Tailor-ED’s proprietary GPT-like AI tech has been tested on 5 million learners, and is proud to be the first learning tech offering “Just in Time” learning. The company was founded by Yael Haramaty and Maayan Yavne. Tailor-ED is based in San Francisco, CA and has raised $1.8M of funding to date.
Moonhub.ai, founded by Nancy Xu, is an AI-powered hiring platform designed to revolutionize the recruitment process by automating candidate sourcing, screening, and engagement. Based in Menlo Park, CA, Moonhub.ai aims to transform the way companies hire talent by leveraging advanced algorithms and machine learning models to match job seekers with suitable positions based on their skills, experience, and preferences. The company has raised $4.4M in funding.
Do you know any companies that should be on this list? Send them my way!