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The 10 Hottest AI Startups Of 2022 (So Far)

Wade Tyler Millward

Diligent Robotics, Metropolis Technologies and TimeZest are just some of the AI startups that have made CRN’s list.

AI Squared

CEO: Benjamin Harvey

Headquarters: Washington, D.C.


AI Squared provides low-code, drag-and-drop models for users to gain AI-generated insights from their web applications, skipping time-consuming development cycles.

The Washington, D.C.-based startup integrates machine learning models such as PyTorch, Keras and TensorFlow with commercial apps from Salesforce, SAP, Microsoft, Oracle and other vendors, according to AI Squared.

In June, AI Squared announced that it raised $6 million in a seed round of financing. NEA led the round, with participation from Ridgeline Partners. The money will go toward product development and hiring, according to the startup.

Before he founded AI Squared last year, CEO Benjamin Harvey worked at Maxar Technologies for more than a year, according to his LinkedIn. He left with the title of data science director.

He previously worked at Databricks for more than a year, according to his LinkedIn. He left in 2020 with the title of solutions architect and data scientist.

Harvey worked at the National Security Agency for about 10 years, according to his LinkedIn. He left in 2019 with the title of chief of operations for data science.

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Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at

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