The 10 Hottest AI Startups Of 2021
Wade Tyler Millward
Startups Edifius, Eightfold AI and Orbital Insight are just some of the companies to grab CRN’s attention, as an IDC report puts revenue from the worldwide AI market in 2021 at $341.8 billion, up 15.2 percent year over year.
Florian Douetteau, CEO
Dataiku delivers a central offering for AI application design, deployment and management by users no matter their level of coding knowledge.
The New York-based company’s software is applied in a wide range of use cases including fraud detection, customer churn prevention, predictive maintenance and supply chain optimization.
The company counts among its value-added resellers PwC, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Productive AI and Abraxas Biosystems, according to Dataiku. Technology partners include Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services.
Among its customers are Ubisoft, Schlumberger, General Electric, Cisco Systems and Sephora, according to Dataiku.
This year, Dataiku raised $400 million in a Series E funding round that brings the company’s total financing to $646.8 million and puts its pre-money valuation at $4.6 billion. It was founded in 2013.
The funding round was led by Tiger Global with participation from existing investors ICONIQ Growth, CapitalG—the private equity firm under Google parent company Alphabet—FirstMark Capital, Battery Ventures, Snowflake Ventures and Dawn Capital. New investors included Insight Partners, Eurazeo, Lightrock and Datadog CEO Oliver Pomel.