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Top 100 AI Startups in 2020: WellSaid Makes the List

We’re honored to announce our recognition by CB Insights as one of the world’s most promising AI startups. WellSaid Labs is on the AI 100, a list created by CB Insights based on companies’ overall portfolio strength and technical innovation. Out of nearly 5k companies analyzed, WellSaid was one of three Seattle startups to be recognized in the top 100.

AI Pushes the Boundaries of Possibility

“It’s great to be recognized by CB Insights and be mentioned alongside so many innovative businesses pushing the boundaries of what AI can do,” said Matt Hocking, CEO and co-founder of WellSaid Labs.

The list represents the phenomenal growth of AI technology in industries such as media and entertainment, healthcare, and cross-industry tech. The total amount of disclosed funds raised by the winners listed is over $7.4B. 

According to CB Insights, “The AI 100 selections are a rigorous, data-informed process, combining CB Insights datasets with the research team’s industry expertise.”

The Winning Criteria

Winners were selected based on a wide range of factors, including “patent activity, business relations, investor profile, news sentiment analysis, proprietary Mosaic scores, market potential, competitive landscape, team strength, and tech novelty.”

“We set out with the goal of making our tech accessible to storytellers,” Hocking says.

“We’ve taken our ground-breaking voice synthesis research, and put it in the hands of the creative teams that will be responsible for making the content, experiences, and products of tomorrow. It’s great to see our idea starting to come to life, and to see how the technology is being embraced by producers, designers, and industry-leading voice talent.”

AI for Good

This year’s 100 companies point to the flexibility of AI technology, which continues to find applications in a wide range of industries. These include surprisingly human ones, like WellSaid’s AI-build voice over service. From help in providing quality health care to assisting government operations, AI proves itself in its service to people around the globe.

As Hocking says, “Seeing hundreds of thousands of audio clips powering content with AI voice that our team and technology have made possible is truly exciting. I look forward to seeing the industry evolve and new opportunities made possible by our team’s work.”


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