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ABEJA
ACCELEWARE
AIMOTIVE
ANARK
CLARIFAI
Datalogue.io
DRIVE.AI
Fastdata.io
MAPD
MOTIONDSP
OPTIMUS RIDE
SKYDIO
SOUNDHOUND
TEMPOQUEST
ZEBRA Medical Vision

ABEJA

Abeja accelerate the industrial structure revolution by Deep Learning


Company web address:

https://www.abeja.asia/

CEO

Yousuke Okada

Contact email

info@abeja.asia

Key Investors

Archetype Ventures, Inc, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, Inspire Corporation, Inspire PNB Partners Corporation, ITOCHU Corporation, Mitsubishi UFJ Capital Company Limited, Mizuho Capital Co.,Ltd., NTT Docomo Ventures, Inc., NVIDIA Corporation, Sakura Internet, Inc., salesforce.com, Inc., Toshiba Tec Corporation

Company profile

ABEJA is one of the most successful Deep learning technology companies in Asian to distribute "ABEJA Platform" - PaaS -to the several industries. ABEJA also has built up "ABEJA Platform Partner Ecosystem" which is the biggest Deep Learning ‘s ecosystem in Japan, and many companies have joined us as Ecosystem’s partners. The partners of several industries such as Retail, Manufacture, Logistics and so on succeed to develop the applications of deep learning on the platform.

ACCELEWARE

Acceleware is a software and technology development company focused on the oil and gas industry.


Web address

http://www.acceleware.com

CEO

Geoff Clark

Contact email

geoff.clark@acceleware.com

Key Investors

NVIDIA, Resource Merchant Capital

Company profile

As a technology development company focused on the oil and gas industry, Acceleware develops high performance seismic imaging and modelling software, as well as custom programming for multi-core CPUs and massively parallel GPUs. Acceleware is also developing a revolutionary enhanced oil recovery method using radio frequency heating. RF heating has the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and production costs. Acceleware’s products and services are used by some of the world’s largest energy and engineering companies.

AIMOTIVE

Artificial intelligence software for autonomous vehicles.


Web address

https://aimotive.com

CEO

Laszlo Kishonti

Contact email

junting.zhao@aimotive.com

Key Investors

Day One Capital, Draper Associates, Inventure, NVIDIA, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, Tamares

Company profile

AImotive’s vision is to bring global accessibility to self-driving vehicles, regardless of driving conditions, faster and safer than any other company in the world. We will be the first to deliver AI-powered enablement of Level 5 self-driving vehicles through our aiDrive, aiKit and aiWare suite of products. We are creating an accessible and scalable ecosystem that benefits our partners, our industry and the greater humanity as the world moves towards the future of everyday mobility.

ANARK

Leading provider of 3D MBE and Visual Collaboration software


Web address

http://www.anark.com

CEO

Stephen Collins

Contact email

solutions@anark.com

Key Investors

5280 Partners, Advantage Capital, Holden Capital, Murphree Venture Partners, and NVIDIA

Company profile

Anark helps market leaders such as General Electric, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Johnson & Johnson, Hydro-Quebec, Tyco Connectivity and the US Department of Defense successfully unlock the potential of their mission critical CAD, PLM and ERP data to improve and accelerate product development, reduce material waste, and to collaborate and communicate more effectively and securely throughout the extended enterprise.

CLARIFAI

Powerful visual recognition API built on machine learning.


Web address

https://www.clarifai.com

CEO

Matthew Zeiler

Contact email

press@clarifai.com

Key Investors

Corazon, Google Ventures, LDV Capital, Lux, Menlo, USV, Nvidia, Osage, Qualcomm Ventures.

Company profile

Clarifai is an artificial intelligence company that excels in visual recognition, solving real-world problems for businesses and developers alike. Clarifai builds products to make it easy, quick, and inexpensive for developers and businesses to innovate with AI, go to market faster, and build better user experiences. Clarifai also makes “teaching” AI just as accessible as they make using AI, which is why their technology is the most customizable and accurate solution in the market.

Datalogue.io

AI driven data cleaning.


Web address

https://about.datalogue.io

CEO

Tim Delisle

Contact email

contact@datalogue.io

Key Investors

BR Venture Fund, Bloomberg Beta, Flybridge Capital Partners, NVIDIA

Company profile

Datalogue's algorithms were born of research coming out of Cornell Tech. We combine deep learning based approaches from Computer Vision (CV) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to create seamless experiences when working with data.

DRIVE.AI

Building the Brain of Self Driving Vehicles


Web address

https://www.drive.ai

CEO

Sameep Tandon

Contact email

contact@drive.ai

Key Investors

Maniv Mobility, Northern Light Venture Capital, NVIDIA, Oriza Ventures

Company profile

Drive.ai is a Silicon Valley startup founded by former lab mates out of Stanford University’s Artificial Intelligence Lab. We are creating AI software for autonomous vehicles using deep learning, which we believe is the key to the future of transportation. We founded Drive.ai because we believe that this technology has the potential to save lives and transform industries, and we think this is the right team to do it.

Fastdata.io

Fastdata.io is the true real-time data stream processing company.


Web address

http://fastdata.io/

CEO

Alen Capalik

Contact email

Shannon@fastdata.io

Key Investors

NVIDIA and a few West Coast based angels.

Company profile

Fastdata.io is introducing the world’s fastest and most efficient stream processing software engine. Leveraging general-purpose computing on GPUs, fastdata.io has developed its FDIO Engine™, a high-performance computing (HPC) software engine, to exploit the massively parallel processing (MPP) capability of NVIDIA’s GPU & CUDA platform. The FDIO Engine accelerates stream processing up to five orders of magnitude, while simultaneously cutting power and space requirements in the data center by more than 90%.

MAPD

MapD is a GPU-powered database and visualization engine.


Web address

https://www.mapd.com

CEO

Todd Mostak

Contact email

Info@mapd.com

Key Investors

Google Ventures, In-Q-Tel, NVIDIA, Vanedge Capital, Verizon Ventures

Company profile

MapD is a next-generation database and visualization layer that harnesses the parallel power of GPUs to explore multi-billion row datasets in milliseconds.
By combining a purpose-built GPU database with a powerful visualization layer, MapD is able to deliver immersive, instantaneous analytics on data sets previously considered too large to explore interactively. The speed and scope of MapD’s solutions enable organizations to compete more effectively, solve more complex problems and manage operational risk more comprehensively.

MOTIONDSP

Computer Vision and Image Processing Software Company


Web address

https://www.motiondsp.com

CEO

Sean Varah

Contact email

info@motiondsp.com

Key Investors

Angels, Fred Alger, NVIDIA

Company profile

MotionDSP is an award-winning software company headquartered in Silicon Valley making advanced image processing and computer vision software. Over the last 10 years, we’ve stayed true to our mission of helping customers extract critical information from video, whether it is from drones, surveillance cameras, mobile phones, or other, in a wide variety of industries including military, law enforcement, oil and gas, forestry, inspection services, energy, transportation and more.

OPTIMUS RIDE

Optimus Ride develops (level 4) self-driving vehicles


Web address

http://optimusride.com

CEO

Ryan Chin

President and Chief Scientist

Sertac Karaman

Contact email

info@optimusride.com

Key Investors

Firstmark, Greycroft, Haystack Partners, Morado ventures Partners, Nextview, NVIDIA

Company profile

Optimus Ride is an MIT spinoff company based in Boston that develops self‑driving vehicles to enable safe, sustainable, and equitable mobility solutions. We are designing a fully autonomous system for electric vehicle fleets.
We combine over 30 years of interdisciplinary university research in self‑driving vehicles (DARPA Urban Challenge), electric vehicles (CityCar), and Mobility-on-Demand Systems. The team includes a decade of industrial and entrepreneurial experience that combines manufacturing robots, urban design, and shared vehicle fleet management.

SKYDIO

Advanced autonomy and artificial intelligence for drones.


Web address

https://www.skydio.com

CEO

Adam Bry

Contact email

contact@skydio.com

Key Investors

Accel, Andreessen Horowitz, NVIDIA

Company profile

Skydio uses computer vision, artificial intelligence, and deep learning to unlock the power of drones through advanced autonomy. Our first product is an intelligent robot that makes it easy to get a dynamic, aerial perspective without being a skilled operator. Our mission is to make the magic and power of flight a part of everyday life through collaborative, trusted, and useful flying robots.

SOUNDHOUND

Leader in voice-enabled A.I. & conversational intelligence


Web address

http://soundhound.com

CEO

Keyvan Mohajer

Contact email

http://www.soundhound.com/

Key Investors

Global Catalyst Partners, Kleiner Perkins, MKaNN, Nipponkoa Insurance Inc., Nomura Holdings, NVIDIA, Samsung Catalyst Fund, RSI Fund, SharesPost 100 Fun, Sompo Japan, Translink Capital Partners,Walden Ventures.

Company profile

SoundHound Inc. turns sound into understanding and actionable meaning. We believe in enabling humans to interact with the things around them in the same way we interact with each other: by speaking naturally to mobile phones, cars, TVs, music speakers, and every other part of the emerging ‘connected’ world. Our consumer product, Hound, leverages our Speech-to-Meaning™ and Deep Meaning Understanding™ technologies to showcase a ground-breaking smartphone experience. Our SoundHound product applies our technology to music. Through our Houndify platform, we aim to bring voice-enabled AI to everyone and enable others to build on top of it. We call this Collective A.I.

TEMPOQUEST

GPU weather forecasting software


Web address

http://tempoquest.com

CEO

Ed Keible

Contact email

gene@tempoquest.com

Company profile

TempoQuest, TQI, is a "software as a service" company established to meet the need for faster, more accurate weather forecasts. Today, TQI develop a unique software, which will deliver next-generation weather forecasts to commercial users and government agencies around the world. TempoQuest's suites of weather forecasting software solutions are being designed to run on graphic processor unit accelerators (GPUs).Though GPU accelerators are currently in use for other 'big data' applications, the technology has not yet been applied to comprehensive weather data analysis.

ZEBRA Medical Vision

Zebra teaches computers to automatically diagnose medical images


Web address

https://www.zebra-med.com

CEO

Elad Benjamin

Contact email

elad@zebra-med.com

Key Investors

Dolby Family Ventures, Deep Fork Capital, Intermountain Healthcare, Khosla Ventures, Marc Benioff, NVIDIA, Our Crowd

Company profile

Zebra Medical Vision's mission is to provide humanity with automated, accurate & timely medical imaging diagnosis, by teaching computers to read and diagnose imaging data. With an aging global population, and 1 billion people joining the middle class – the demand for imaging services is outpacing the supply of radiologists. We assist physicians in detecting overlooked indications, and help providers analyze millions of imaging records to detect and predict disease, allowing early treatment and prevention.

Aeluros

Develops a portfolio of high-speed PHY products in price and performance-related industries.
Acquired Oct 2007 by NetLogic

Elemental Technologies

Leading supplier of software-defined video solutions for multiscreen content delivery.
Acquired Oct 2015 by Amazon

Geomerics

Advanced global illumination technology in the market and proven to scale across all gaming platforms.
Acquired Dec 2013 by ARM

ICD

Sep-2009

Keyhole

Was a pioneering software development company specializing in geospatial data visualization applications
Acquired. Oct 2004 by Google

mental images

Provides software rendering and visualization tools for animators, visual effects artists, and various other professionals.
Acquired Nov 2007 by Nvidia

Meteor

Develops and publishes free-to-play video games
Acquired. Aug 2014 by debtor

Montalvo

Fabless semiconductor company developing low-power media processors for mobile devices.
Acquired Apr 2008 by Sun Micro

Natural Motion

Specialises in creating animation technology for the game and film industries.
Acquired Feb 2014 by Zynga

Ouya

Develops and delivers open video game consoles for televisions
Acquired. Jun 2015 by Razor

Right Hemisphere

Right Hemisphere offers software solutions that repurpose existing 3D CAD data for visual communication
Acquired Sept 2011 by SAP

Rocketick

Offers GPU software-based acceleration solutions for chip verification.
Acquired. Apr 2016 by Cadence