SANTA BARBARA, CA--(Marketwired - Jan 11, 2017) - CB Insights today selected Nanit to the prestigious Artificial Intelligence 100 list ("AI 100"), a select group of emerging private companies working on groundbreaking artificial intelligence technology. CB Insights CEO and co-founder, Anand Sanwal, revealed the winners during The Innovation Summit, a gathering of top executives and investors to explore the industries of the future.

"Getting a good night's sleep leads to improved mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety; in children, sleep also fosters growth and brain development, so the need for sleep goes far beyond just fighting crankiness -- it's a necessity for a healthy life," said Nanit CEO, Dr. Assaf Glazer. "Nanit is the first to use computer vision technology to track sleep patterns and behaviors so that parents like myself can truly connect and understand their kids, and help the whole family get a better night's sleep."

Companies such as Affectiva, Blue River Technology, Deep Instinct, Sentient Technologies and Orbital Insight joined Nanit in being recognized for their amazing teams, technology, and traction in front of an audience of 400 senior executives from around the world.

The CB Insights research team selected the AI 100 winners based on a combination of data submitted by the companies, responses to interview questions and the company's Mosaic Score. Mosaic is an algorithm built with funding from the National Science Foundation that gives predictive intelligence into the health of private companies.

"From financial services to healthcare to transport, incumbent companies in every industry are seeing that AI will reshape their industries. And as so often happens, transformational innovation comes from emerging companies. In the case of AI, a lot of the groundbreaking work is being done by the AI 100. The companies in the AI 100 are accelerating research, improving efficiency, and making many game-changing advancements that will be felt for decades to come," CB Insights CEO Anand Sanwal said.

Quick facts on the AI 100:

  • In total, these 100 emerging private companies have raised $3.8B across 263 deals since 2012, according to CB Insights.
  • Applications of their technology include breakthroughs in healthcare, drug discovery, business intelligence, gaming, manufacturing, and much more.
  • More than 1,650 companies were nominated or applied for the AI 100 (only 6% were selected).
  • Data Collective has backed 14 of the AI 100 companies, while NEA backed 8 and Bloomberg Beta backed 7.
  • There have been 9 mega-rounds (funding rounds of $100M or more) to AI 100 companies since 2014.
  • Five AI 100 companies have reached a valuation of $1B or more (also known as unicorn status).
  • 11 countries are represented among the winners.

The first baby-safe monitor that utilizes the most advanced and secure camera ever introduced to the home, Nanit was made by parents for parents who are curious about their child's sleep habits and overall wellness. The camera's machine-learning and computer vision technology measure a baby's sleep cycle and provide actionable insights that allow parents to make the best choices for their baby's sleep. When developing the product, Nanit's founders worked in conjunction with doctors and sleep experts to determine the most important metrics to capture. Not only does Nanit provide a high-resolution bird's eye view of the crib, but its camera sensors can actually measure and differentiate behaviors, distinguishing even the slightest changes (i.e. whether your baby is asleep or simply lying peacefully awake). What's more, Nanit is the first and only monitor on the market that provides sleep insights, behavioral analysis, parenting tips, social sharing capabilities and nightly video summaries -- all without a wearable component.

The AI 100 Winners:

  •  Affectiva
  •  AImotive
  •  Algorithmia
  •  AlphaSense, Inc.
  •  Anki
  •  Appier
  •  Atomwise, Inc.
  •  Automat
  •  Ayasdi
  •  babylon
  •  BenevolentAI
  •  BloomReach
  •  Blue River Technology
  •  Bonsai
  •  Cape Analytics
  •  Captricity
  •  Chronocam
  •  Citrine Informatics
  •  Clara Labs
  •  Clarifai
  •  CloudMedx Inc
  •  CognitiveScale
  •  Context Relevant
  •  CrowdFlower
  •  Cylance
  •  Darktrace
  •  Dataminr
  •  DataRobot
  •  Deep Genomics
  •  Deep Instinct
  •  Deepgram
  •  Descartes Labs
  •  Digital Reasoning
  •  DigitalGenius
  •  Dispatch
  •  Drawbridge
  •  Elitic, Inc.
  •  Freenome
  •  Gigster
  •  Gradescope
  •  GrokStyle Inc.
  •  iCarbonX
  •  Kasisto
  •  Kensho Technologies
  •  KITT.AI
  •  KONUX GmbH
  •  Loop AI Labs
  •  Lunit Inc.
  •  Maluuba
  •  MindMeld
  •  Mobvoi
  •  Nanit
  •  Narrative Science
  •  Nauto
  •  Nexar
  •  Numenta
  •  Numerai
  •  nuTonomy
  •  Orbital Insight
  •  Paxata
  •  Persado
  •  Petuum, Inc.
  •  Pilot AI Labs
  •  Prospera Technologies
  •  Rapidminer
  •  Retention Science
  •  Rokid Corporation, Ltd.
  •  ROSS Intelligence
  •  Scaled Inference
  •  Semantic Machines, Inc.
  •  Sentient Technologies
  •  Shift Technology
  •  Sift Science
  •  Sight Machine
  •  SigOpt
  •  Skymind
  •  Snips
  •  SparkCognition
  •  TalkIQ
  •  Talla
  •  Tamr Inc.
  •  Textio
  •  Trifacta
  •  twoXAR
  •  Ubtech
  •  Verdigris
  •  Vicarious Systems
  •  Voyager Labs
  •  Zebra Medical Vision
  •  Zoox
  •  Zymergen

About CB Insights
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About The Innovation Summit
From voice and chat interfaces to AI replacing investment managers and doctors to the new revenue models enabled by the Industrial Internet of Things, the Innovation Summit marries CB Insights' emerging trend research with the thinking of the world's smartest minds -- leading VCs, economists, researchers and corporate strategists.

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About Nanit
Nanit is the first Baby-Safe smart monitor for the modern family that utilizes the most advanced and secure camera technology ever introduced to the home. Co-founded by Dr. Assaf Glazer, Tor Ivry and Andrew Berman in New York City, Nanit is implementing machine learning and advanced camera sensors to measure a baby's sleep cycle by providing actionable insights that lead to improved sleep for the entire family. For more information, please visit or follow @getnanit on Twitter.

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