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.
Perla Humphrey, CEO
Edifius provides AI automation tools and a no-code web platform to build voice assistants wrapped in a call center with transcribed call logs. The Simba digital agent aims to free staff time, books appointments to users’ calendars and comes with personalization options to make the bot fit a company’s brand.
The Atlanta-based company was founded in 2018 and is among the startups selected for the Google for Startups Black Founder Fund, according to Edifius.
Co-founder and CEO Perla Humphrey previously worked at self-service kiosk maker NCR Corp. for more than a year, Cox Automotive for more than two years and managed services provider Sierra Systems for more than three years, according to her LinkedIn bio. She left each company with the title of senior IT manager. She left NCR in 2019, Cox in 2017 and Sierra in 2015.