G2 and Harmonic have compiled a list of the top 10 AI startups to watch, based on combined data insights from both companies.
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F-Prime Capital is a global VC firm that’s been partnering with exceptional entrepreneurs building groundbreaking companies for over 50 years. The firm has 300+ companies in its portfolio, including 30+ that it started from scratch. “F-Prime has had a long journey,” says Data Scientist Am Ramesh. “It was investing in companies like Alibaba and Atari in the ‘80’s. Two of our recently IPO’d companies are Toast and Flywire. We have especially strong domain expertise in financial technology—a lot of connections in that space, and a lot of resources to help portfolio companies grow.” With $4.5 billion under management and without the pressure of fundraising from outside investors, the firm can focus on finding and helping great entrepreneurs make significant impact.
Teamworthy Ventures invests in software startups of all sizes, “partnering with outstanding entrepreneurial teams to build companies of purpose, integrity, and enduring value.” Sectors of focus include Healthcare & Life Sciences, Financial and Professional Services, Culture & Hospitality, Government & Defense, Retail & Logistics, and Education. Teamworthy has a particular commitment to supporting founders in “emerging entrepreneurial ecosystems,” says Brian Cashin, Vice President and Director of the Teamworthy Founder Fellowship. While notable portfolio companies such as Affinity, Carta, and Reliable Robotics are headquartered in the Bay Area, Teamworthy also has portfolio companies in cities such as Bozeman Montana, Columbus Ohio, Nashville Tennessee, and Phoenix Arizona.
Fin Capital is a global, full-lifecycle asset manager focused exclusively on B2B FinTech SaaS—a specialization that allows the firm to meet and support entrepreneurs at any stage of their growth or journey. Fin partners with repeat entrepreneurs with “deep financial services experience [and] audacious goals,” and uniquely leverages their proprietary AI/ML platform to facilitate collaboration and knowledge-sharing with their partner and founders.
Valo Ventures is a thesis-driven venture capital firm investing in climate solutions that are advancing the digitization, decarbonization and adaptation of the industries that shape our lives and fuel our economy. Our mission is to "invest for a brighter future," which we define as investing in venture stage companies that are creating products and services that deliver long-term social, economic, and environmental benefits that better our world for future generations to come.. The firm’s portfolio companies include UrbanFootprint, Boston Materials, Novoloop, Simbe Robotics, and more. Our portfolio reflects our belief that human innovation and capitalism, directed at meaningful climate solutions, will creating enduring businesses and improve the quality of life for future generations. Valo is a Nordic root word meaning “source of light”; and the company is illuminating new use cases for Harmonic—including reverse-syncing its CRM to Harmonic in order to strengthen relevancy scores as prospective portfolio companies pass through its funnel.
Bedrock is a technology investment firm that leads rounds in companies violating traditional narratives. Occasionally, the firm will lead rounds as early as pre-seed. Among other tactics, Bedrock leverages Harmonic’s suite of tools to quickly qualify and conduct research on leads.
MVP Ventures (MVP) backs elite, early-stage teams building differentiated and defensible technology. The firm is “on a mission to be the highest value-per-dollar investor on your cap table,” and its portfolio companies include Dataminr, Turing, Loft Orbital, and Gecko Robotics. The firm uses Harmonic to identify the universe of companies that align with their thesis, and score those companies based on a diverse set of company metrics. Harmonic is one of “our key data sources,” says Jason Mintz, Partner and CTO. “That data allows us to spend our time doing what matters most—talking with founders about the things we might not know, and can’t learn elsewhere.”