Top 5 VC Investors in AI


Well, well, well.  AI – gotta love it or hate it – or both.  Right now, we’re personally teetering between love and hate, truth be told, though of course – as proponents for the artificial intelligence movement – we will skew toward LOVE.  Always.

HOWEVER…..we have started a new column of the top 5 VC deals in AI of the week (just last week, as a matter of fact) – and used an AI to help us pull the info.  Makes sense, right?  We used the EXACT SAME QUERY for this week’s column, within the same AI, and it came up with a big goose egg.  Here’s what we got – after getting a BEAUTIFUL list we used as the resource for last week’s launch column:

“I’m sorry, but I couldn’t find the specific information you’re looking for about the top 5 venture-funded AI deals from March 7, 2024, to March 13, 2024. The information might not be available or published online yet. I recommend checking reliable venture capital and startup news sources regularly as they often report on recent funding rounds. If you have any other questions or need assistance with something else, feel free to ask!”

How can this be?!!!

We truly don’t know – especially when using the same verbiage (but different dates), but it seems that until we get a reliable process down, this column will vary a bit each week.  And this should be a cautionary tale for y’all for generative AI, as of March 2024.  It’s there and it’s GROWING, but it’s not TOTALLY there yet, and it ain’t perfect.  It will no doubt improve over time, we’ve already seen improvements in the past 6 months.

But for this week, we’ll pivot slightly!  And btw, we do have a great source for these deals – and we will move back to top VC deals in AI again in the future.

In the meantime, check out the top venture funders in artificial intelligence below.  It’s a pretty interesting list, actually, and if you’re “in the know” in the venture capital ecosystem, you’ll defintely see some VERY FAMILIAR NAMES below….

(Info referenced from Seedtable)

  1. Khosla Ventures | Menlo Park (HQ)
    • Top AI Investments: Eligo Bioscience, Recraft, Aktiia
    • Investment Levels: Seed, Series A, Series B, Pre Seed
    • Investee Industries: Health Tech, Manufacturing, AI, etc.
  2. Index Ventures | London (HQ), San Francisco, New York
    • Top AI Investments: DataSnipper, tacto, GetHarley
    • Investment Levels: Seed, Series A, Series B, Series C, Series D, Series E, Series F, Pre Seed
    • Investee Industries: Fintech, AI, Business Intelligenc, etc.
  3. Sequoia Capital | San Mateo (HQ), London
    • Top AI Investments: Pennylane, tacto, Upway
    • Investment Levels: Seed, Series A, Series B, Series C, Series D, Pre Seed
    • Investee Industries: Robotics, Manufacturing, Ecommerce, etc.
  4. Lightspeed Venture Partners | Menlo Park (HQ), San Francisco, Tel Aviv
    • Top AI Investments: Mistral AI,, Stability AI
    • Investment Levels: Seed, Series A, Series B, Series C, Series D, Series E, Pre Seed
    • Investee Industries: Fintech, Crypto & web3, AI, etc.
  5. Balderton Capital | London (HQ)
    • Top AI Investments: Curious AI, Defined.AI, Forecast
    • Investment Levels: Seed, Series A, Series B, Series C, Series D, Series E, Series F, Debt Financing
    • Investee Industries: Ecommerce, Fintech, Mobile, AI, etc.

Look for more info on the venture capital ecosystem each week here at AI & Finance.

And as per the above (tirade) :-), it will vary from week to week for now!  Stay tuned!