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NLP for Good 100: Leading Companies Applying Natural Language Processing for Positive Impact

March 7, 2023



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Here is a list of 100 NLP for good companies that are making a positive impact on society.

The Omdena “AI Adoption Leaders Series” comprises game-changing startups, stories, and thought-leadership pieces from leading impact ventures solving real-world problems using AI.

Introduction

Natural Language Processing (NLP) companies are at the forefront of revolutionizing the way we interact with language. From chatbots that help us shop online to language models that can generate coherent and informative text, NLP is rapidly transforming the way we communicate with each other and with machines. But NLP companies are not just focused on developing products for commercial gain. Many of these companies are also dedicated to using their expertise to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges. In this blog post, we will highlight 100+ NLP companies that are applying their skills and technology for good, making a positive impact in areas such as healthcare, education, social justice, and environmental sustainability. Let’s take a closer look at how NLP is being used for good and the companies leading the charge.

What is an NLP company?

An NLP company is a business that specializes in Natural Language Processing (NLP) technology, which involves the use of computational algorithms and linguistic models to enable machines to understand, analyze, and generate human language. NLP companies typically develop software applications, tools, and services that leverage this technology to provide various language-related functionalities, such as speech recognition, sentiment analysis, language translation, chatbots, and text analysis. These companies often employ NLP experts, linguists, and software engineers who work together to develop and improve NLP algorithms and models. NLP companies are used in various industries such as healthcare, finance, customer service, and marketing, and are increasingly being used to solve real-world problems in areas such as social justice, climate change, and education.

How can NLP apply for social good?

NLP can be applied in many ways for good, including:

  • Healthcare: NLP can be used to analyze medical records, patient notes, and other healthcare data to improve diagnosis, treatment, and patient outcomes.
  • Education: NLP can be used to analyze student feedback, assessments, and other data to improve teaching methods, identify at-risk students, and personalize learning.
  • Sustainability: NLP can be used to analyze social media data, news articles, and other sources to monitor public sentiment around environmental issues and track progress toward sustainability goals.
  • Disaster Relief: NLP can be used to analyze social media data and other sources to identify areas that are in need of help during a disaster, and to help emergency responders prioritize their efforts.
  • Accessibility: NLP can be used to develop assistive technologies that allow people with disabilities to communicate more easily and access information more effectively.
  • Humanitarian Aid: NLP can be used to analyze social media and other sources to identify trends and needs in communities affected by crises, helping aid organizations to better target their resources.
  • Fraud Detection: NLP can be used to analyze text data to identify patterns and anomalies that could indicate fraudulent behavior, helping to prevent financial crimes.
  • Mental Health: NLP can be used to analyze social media data and other sources to identify people who may be at risk of mental health issues and to provide targeted support.
  • Civic Engagement: NLP can be used to analyze social media and other sources to monitor public sentiment around political issues, helping governments to better understand their citizens’ concerns.

Overall, NLP can be a powerful tool for analyzing and understanding large volumes of text data, which can help to drive positive change across a wide range of industries and applications.

What is the future of NLP?

The future of NLP is very promising, and we can expect to see continued advancements and innovations in this field. Here are some of the key trends and developments that are shaping the future of NLP:

  • Improved language models: NLP models such as GPT-3 have already demonstrated impressive capabilities, but we can expect even more powerful models in the future that can better understand the nuances of human language and generate more natural-sounding text.
  • Multimodal NLP: NLP technology is expanding to include other modalities such as images and videos, enabling machines to understand and generate content across multiple formats.
  • Personalized language models: With the increasing amount of data being generated, NLP models will be able to personalize content based on individual preferences and needs.
  • Better language translation: Language translation will continue to improve, with the development of more accurate and context-aware translation models.
  • NLP for social good: NLP companies will continue to apply their technology for social good, with an increasing focus on using NLP to tackle real-world problems such as climate change, healthcare, and social justice.

The future of NLP looks bright, and we can expect to see even more innovative applications of this technology in the years to come.

Top 100 NLP for Good Companies to Watch in 2024

The order does not follow a ranking. 

Healthcare & Mental Health

1. Cerebral

Cerebral

Cerebral

Cerebral is on a mission to democratize access to high-quality mental health care. They believe that everyone everywhere deserves to get the care they need, and are striving to make care convenient and accessible while tackling the stigmas that surround mental illness.

  • Founder(s): Ho Anh, Kyle Robertson
  • Founding year: 2020
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Funding: Series C

2. Rose Health

Rose Health

Rose Health

Rose leverages AI and machine learning to match patients with the right therapists and provides a suite of tools to complement the patient’s therapy services.

  • Founder(s): Kavi Misrilall
  • Founding year: 2018
  • Headquarters: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • Funding: Series A

3. COMPASS Pathways

COMPASS Pathways

COMPASS Pathways

COMPASS Pathways is a biotechnology company dedicated to accelerating patient access to evidence-based innovation in mental health. COMPASS Pathways uses a variety of technologies, including AI, data science, and engineering to support the new treatments that the company is developing for mental health disorders. As an example, COMPASS is using natural language processing to develop technologies that analyze patient data and identify patterns that can potentially help improve patient care.

  • Founder(s): Ekaterina Malievskaia, George Goldsmith, Lars Christian Wilde
  • Founding year: 2016
  • Headquarters: London, England
  • Funding: Public Company

4. Paige

Paige

Paige

Paige was founded in 2017 by Thomas Fuchs, Dr.Sc., and colleagues from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. The Company builds computational pathology products designed so patients and their care teams can make effective, more informed treatment decisions.

  • Founder(s): David Klimstra, Norman Selby, Peter Schüffler, Thomas Fuchs
  • Founding year: 2018
  • Headquarters: New York, New York, United States
  • Funding: Series C

5. Pillo Health

Pillo Health

Pillo Health

Pillo Health provides HIPAA-compliant tools for caregivers and health organizations to deliver better care to loved ones and patients living at home. The company’s care delivery platform is centered on an intelligent healthcare assistant called Pillo.

  • Founder(s): Antonello Scalmato, Dr. Aiden Feng, Emanuele Baglini, Emanuele Musini, James Wyman, Paolo Vernazza, Simone Denei
  • Founding year: 2015
  • Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Funding: Series A

6. K Health

K Health

K Health

K Health is a data-driven digital primary care app that uses AI to deliver personalized primary care. The AI-powered health platform integrates data and creates a predictive model to enable its user to learn more about their personal well-being as well as help them better manage their health by comparing themselves to people with similar characteristics–gender, age, symptoms, medical history –through a free symptom tracker.

  • Founder(s): Adam Singolda, Allon Bloch, Israel Roth, Ran Shaul
  • Founding year: 2016
  • Headquarters: New York, United States
  • Funding: Venture – Series Unknown

7. Aaptiv

Aaptiv

Aaptiv

Aaptiv Inc. is a digital health company that has transformed the way people work out. Each one of Aaptiv’s thousands of workouts, which span every type of exercise and a wide variety of activities, combines the guiding voice of an expert Aaptiv trainer with motivating music.

  • Founder(s): Ethan Agarwal
  • Founding year: 2015
  • Headquarters: New York, New York, United States
  • Funding: Series Unknown

8. Ksana Health

Ksana Health

Ksana Health

Ksana Health focuses on collecting data related to mental health and transferring that data from users to healthcare practitioners through an app. It was founded in 2019 and is based in Eugene, Oregon.

  • Founder(s): Nick Allen, Will Shortt
  • Founding year: 2019
  • Headquarters: Eugene, Oregon, United States
  • Funding: Seed

9. Meru Health

Meru Health

Meru Health

Meru Health offers a digital program that helps improve the lives of people living with depression and saves on healthcare costs. It develops and delivers cost-effective, clinically proven, and engaging digital solutions to empower people living with depression.

  • Founder(s): Albert Nazander, Kristian Ranta, Riku Lindholm
  • Founding year: 2016
  • Headquarters: San Mateo, California, United States
  • Funding: Grant

10. Healium

Healium

Healium

Healium is a drugless solution for the self-management of anxiety and sleep and the technology that connects biometric data to the metaverse. It’s the world’s first immersive media channel powered by the user’s brainwaves and heart rate via wearables they already have in their homes.

  • Founder(s): Dr. Jeff Tarrant, Sarah Hill
  • Founding year: 2016
  • Headquarters: Columbia, Missouri, United States
  • Funding: Seed

11. Mindset Health

Mindset Health

Mindset Health

Mindset Health is a digital therapeutics company that helps people manage chronic health issues like irritable bowel syndrome and anxiety with app-based hypnotherapy.

  • Founder(s): Alex Naoumidis, Chris Naoumidis, Dan Borthwick
  • Founding year: 2018
  • Headquarters: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Funding: Seed

12. Fitbod

Fitbod

Fitbod

Fitbod allows users to maximize the use of indoor gym equipment and the confidence to train effectively for strength. Using machine learning, Fitbod analyzes tracked workout data to build a real-time strength-training plan tailored to our physical capability, available equipment, and fitness goals.

  • Founder(s): Allen Chen, Jesse Venticinque
  • Founding year: 2015
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Funding: Series Unknown

13. Spill

Spill

Spill

Spill is an app that makes all the benefits of talking therapy available to everyone, every day. It offers a message-based therapy app to help improve workplace well-being.

  • Founder(s): Calvin Benton, Gavin Dhesi
  • Founding year: 2017
  • Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Funding: Seed

14. Wefight

Wefight

Wefight

Wefight is an open door for patients treated outside clinical settings. It makes it possible to offer services and facilitates the collection of data in real life. Their goal is to secure patients at home and save time for care teams.

  • Founder(s): Benoit Brouard, Pierre Nectoux
  • Founding year: 2017
  • Headquarters: Paris, Ile-de-France, France
  • Funding: Series A

15. Tava Health

Tava Health

Tava Health

Tava Health improves emotional health through frictionless, technology-enabled care. Tava Health offers a mental health benefit for every employee because healthy minds matter.

  • Founder(s): Dallen Allred, Jason Ockey, Spencer Gardner
  • Founding year: 2019
  • Headquarters: Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
  • Funding: Series A

16. Sonde Health

Sonde Health

Sonde Health

Sonde Health is a digital medicine company developing voice-based technologies to transform the way people monitor and diagnose their mental and physical health.

  • Founder(s): Jim Harper, Jon Z Lin, Michael C. Chen
  • Founding year: 2015
  • Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Funding: Series B

17. Ginger

Ginger

Ginger

Ginger is a telemental health provider delivering evidence-based behavioral health coaching, therapy, and psychiatry from a smartphone. Ginger’s on-demand system brings together behavioral health coaches, therapists, and psychiatrists, who work as a team to deliver personalized care, right through our smartphones.

  • Founder(s): Alex Pentland, Anmol Madan, Karan Singh, Ryan O’Toole
  • Founding year: 2011
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Funding: Series E

18. Joyable

Joyable

Joyable

Joyable provides the most effective and affordable online solution for overcoming social anxiety. Based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), it’s proven to reduce social anxiety in a convenient and private setting. Joyable’s technology makes it easy to start, and its coaches help ensure that clients finish.

  • Founder(s): Pete Shalek, Steve Marks
  • Founding year: 2014
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Funding: Series A

19. Woebot Health

Woebot Health

Woebot Health

Woebot Health is the world’s first mental health ally for people and businesses, with products that put personal growth in people’s hands, wherever they are.

  • Founder(s): Alison Darcy
  • Founding year: 2017
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Funding: Series Unknown

20. Sibly

Sibly

Sibly

Sibly’s mission is to give everyone someone to talk to who’s compassionate, helpful, and always available. They help large employers address the disparate and unmet health and wellness needs of their population.

  • Founder(s): Mohammed AlKadi, Omar AlEisa, Paula Wilbourne, Ph.D.
  • Founding year: 2016
  • Headquarters: Redwood City, California, United States
  • Funding: Series Unknown

21. Conversa Health

Conversa Health

Conversa Health

Conversa enables health systems to virtually engage, monitor and manage patients for chronic care, acute discharge, perioperative, oncology, OBGYN, prevention and wellness, and more.

  • Founder(s): Phil Marshall, West Shell 
  • Founding year: 2016
  • Headquarters: Portland, Oregon, United States
  • Funding: Series B

22. Buoy Health

Buoy Health

Buoy Health

Buoy provides a personalized all-in-one platform to help guide consumers back to health. Whether it’s chatting about symptoms with Buoy Assistant to get help in the moment of sickness or researching benefits through Buoy Dashboard.

  • Founder(s): Adam Lathram, Andrew Le, Eddie Reyes, Nathanael Ren
  • Founding year: 2014
  • Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Funding: Series C

23. Ava

Ava

Ava

Ava develops a live captioning platform that uses AI to transcribe what people say. It is committed to total accessibility for the 466M deaf people worldwide.

  • Founder(s): Pieter Doevendans, Skinner Cheng, Thibault Duchemin
  • Founding year: 2014
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Funding: Series A

24. Zebra Medical Vision

Zebra Medical Vision

Zebra Medical Vision

Zebra Medical Vision’s imaging analytics platform allows healthcare institutions to identify patients at risk of disease and offer improved preventative treatment pathways to advance patient care.

  • Founder(s): Elad Benjamin, Eyal Gura
  • Founding year: 2014
  • Headquarters: Shefayim, HaMerkaz, Israel
  • Funding: Series Unknown

25. Lyssn

Lyssn

Lyssn

Lyssn AI offers informed insights on the application of evidence-based practices that help wellness and behavioral health providers monitor quality, better hire, train, and support coaches and clinicians, and improve client engagement and outcomes.

  • Founder(s): David Atkins, Michael Tanana, Tad Hirsch, Zac Imel
  • Founding year: 2017
  • Headquarters: Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Funding: Series Unknown

26. Syntelli Solutions Inc.

Syntelli Solutions Inc.

Syntelli Solutions Inc.

Syntelli Solutions Inc. is a value-focused consulting organization in Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) & Business Intelligence (BI) space. Their solutions enable organizations to reduce users’ financial risk exposure, improve profitability and enhance business effectiveness and compliance profile.

  • Founder(s): Rishi Bhatnagar, Shikha Kashyap
  • Founding year: 2005
  • Headquarters: Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Funding: Series Unknown

27. SyTrue

SyTrue

SyTrue

SyTrue uses its proprietary technologies to extract, harmonize and standardize medical data and convert it into meaningful and actionable patient information. Its solutions give providers analytics and clinical intelligence to improve outcomes, report on the quality of care, and reduce costs.

  • Founder(s): Kyle Silvestro
  • Founding year: 2012
  • Headquarters: Chico, California, United States
  • Funding: Series Unknown

28. Healthily

Healthily

Healthily

Healthily is the world’s first medically approved self-care app designed around you. Combining responsive AI with trusted insights and tools, they match users’ personal needs to the latest information from doctors and healthcare specialists.

  • Founder(s): Alessandro Traverso, Birger Lie, Gregory Kris, Harald Jellum, Jakub Kusmierz, Matteo Berlucchi
  • Founding year: 2013
  • Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Funding: Series Unknown

29. Droisys

Droisys

Droisys

Droisys is an innovative technology company, with a reputation for delivering top engineering projects and teams to meet, execute, and solve complex business challenges & deliver nuanced solutions.

  • Founder(s): Amit Goel
  • Founding year: 2003
  • Headquarters: Fremont, California, United States
  • Funding: Series Unknown

30. Talkspace

Talkspace

Talkspace

Talkspace is an online therapy startup that offers confidential therapy with a network of licensed therapists. Talkspace’s mission is to make a billion people happy. With unlimited messaging therapy, users have access to a licensed, professional therapist with no appointment needed.

  • Founder(s): Farid Chaouki, Oren Frank, Roni Frank
  • Founding year: 2012
  • Headquarters: New York, New York, United States
  • Funding: Post-IPO Equity

31. Deep 6 AI

Deep 6 AI

Deep 6 AI

Deep 6 AI is a computer software company that utilizes an AI-based platform that finds patients for clinical trials and it helps to provide cures to people. Its platform specializes in analyzing structured data, such as ICD-10 codes, unstructured clinical data, doctor’s notes, pathology reports, and operating notes.

  • Founder(s): Brian Dolan, Wout Brusselaers
  • Founding year: 2015
  • Headquarters: Pasadena, California, United States
  • Funding: Series A

32. Cass

Cass AI

Cass

Cass is a vertical generative AI startup providing 99% automated coaching to 30,000,000 covered lives. It is an artificial intelligence chatbot, which provides psychological support by engaging in chat conversations with patients through text messaging and HIPAA-compliant messaging apps.

  • Founder(s): Michiel Rauws
  • Founding year: 2014
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Funding: Series A

33. Qventus, Inc

Qventus, Inc

Qventus, Inc

Qventus optimizes operational decisions in hospitals in real-time. They use machine learning and optimization algorithms to help hospitals reduce costs, and improve the quality and experience of the healthcare they deliver.

  • Founder(s): Brent Newhouse, Ian Christopher, Mudit Garg
  • Founding year: 2012
  • Headquarters: Mountain View, California, United States
  • Funding: Corporate Round

34. Suki

Suki

Suki

Suki is an AI-powered, voice-enabled digital assistant for doctors. It was designed to help healthcare organizations with their administrative tasks. Suki helps physicians in dictating notes, retrieving info, and working with EHR. The company was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.

  • Founder(s): Anshu Sharma, Karthik Rajan, Punit Soni
  • Founding year: 2016
  • Headquarters: Redwood City, California, United States
  • Funding: Series C

35. Textio

Textio

Textio

Textio is a software company that uses artificial intelligence to help companies write more effective job postings and other types of business communication. The company’s software analyzes language patterns and predicts how readers will respond to different word choices, allowing users to write more inclusive and engaging content. Textio was founded in 2014 by Kieran Snyder and Jensen Harris. The company has received funding from various sources, including venture capital firms and angel investors. As of 2021, Textio has raised a total of $81 million in funding across multiple rounds, with its most recent funding round in 2019.

How do you measure impact? 

In 2022, nearly 1,000 organizations globally, from Amgen to Zillow, received nearly 1 million additional job applications from women and people of color. This is all thanks to less biased language in their job descriptions, courtesy of Textio, which uses natural language processing and machine learning to detect and correct bias in job postings, candidate communications, and employer branding. In October 2022, the company expanded from hiring to employee retention, releasing Textio for performance feedback. It leverages AI to give managers real-time input as they write their performance reviews. For example, white men under 40 get the word “brilliant” in performance feedback 8.7 times more than women over 40. And women receive 22% more non-actionable feedback about their personalities than men do. The new tool helps companies give their employees feedback that is actionable, helpful, and, most importantly, inclusive. In addition to the real-time course corrections, the product also offers data insights into how a manager communicates feedback to people in different divisions (e.g. engineers versus marketers) as well as the types of mistakes they’re most prone to making, from clichés to exaggerations.

Renewable Energy 

36. Sunfolding

Sunfolding

Sunfolding

Sunfolding is simplifying solar so that its customers can build a world powered by clean energy. They manufacture PV power plant solutions that enable fast and easy design, installation, and operations with the best tracker on the planet.

  • Founder(s): Leila Madrone, Saul Griffith
  • Founding year: 2012
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Funding: Series B

37. Heliogen

Heliogen

Heliogen

Heliogen is a renewable energy technology company focused on eliminating the need for fossil fuels in heavy industry and powering a sustainable future. The company’s AI-enabled, modular concentrated solar technology aims to cost-effectively deliver near 24/7 carbon-free energy in the form of heat, power, or green hydrogen fuel at scale.

  • Founder(s): Aaron Fyke, William T Gross
  • Founding year: 2013
  • Headquarters: Pasadena, California, United States
  • Funding: Post-IPO Equity

38. Zeigo

Zeigo

Zeigo

Zeigo is a company formed by a team of like-minded clean energy & tech pioneers with a mission to help companies transition to a low-carbon economy.

  • Founder(s): Juan Pablo Cerda
  • Founding year: 2018
  • Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Funding: Seed

39. CarbonCure Technologies

CarbonCure Technologies

CarbonCure Technologies

CarbonCure Technologies creates, develops, and licenses solutions that consume waste CO2 to make better concrete. It spurs the market shift towards affordable green concrete, by enabling concrete manufacturers to convert waste CO2 into solid minerals, locked away as a solid within concrete during manufacturing.

  • Founder(s): Robert Niven
  • Founding year: 2007
  • Headquarters: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Funding: Series Unknown

40. Clean Power Research

Clean Power Research

Clean Power Research

Clean Power Research supports the planning, selling, and operation of solar and other renewable energy systems and energy efficiency technologies. The company offers solutions in solar prediction, energy valuation, research, program optimization, and consultancy.

  • Founder(s): Thomas Hoff
  • Founding year: 1998
  • Headquarters: Napa, California, United States
  • Funding: Grant

41. Sense

Sense

Sense

Sense specializes in developing and distributing tracking devices and home automation solutions for its customers. Sense, its home monitoring system, is able to listen to the electronic signatures of electrical devices through its current sensors on the main breakers in electrical panels and records them.

  • Founder(s): Christopher Micali, Mike Phillips, Ryan Houlette
  • Founding year: 2013
  • Headquarters: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Funding: Series C

42. Clir Renewables

Clir Renewables

Clir Renewables

Clir is a renewable energy optimization and reporting software that increases the performance and profitability of renewable plants through a cloud-based platform software as a service that integrates deep domain expertise with AI.

  • Founder(s): Gareth Brown, Jake Gray
  • Founding year: 2018
  • Headquarters: Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
  • Funding: Series B

43. Opus One Solutions from GE Digital

Opus One Solutions from GE Digital

Opus One Solutions from GE Digital

Opus One Solutions is a software engineering and solutions company delivering on the vision of a Connected Energy Internet. Opus One is a software engineering company introducing GridOS, the first-in-kind real-time operating system for the smart grid.

  • Founder(s): Joshua Wong
  • Founding year: 2011
  • Headquarters: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • Funding: Debt Financing

44. LevelTen Energy

LevelTen Energy

LevelTen Energy

LevelTen Energy is a company that provides renewable transaction infrastructure. It connects renewable energy buyers, advisors, and sellers and gives them the tools and services they need to get better deals done faster. Its technology-enabled marketplace connects a broader class of C & I to utility-scale projects.

  • Founder(s): Bryce Smith
  • Founding year: 2016
  • Headquarters: Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Funding: Debt Financing

45. AutoGrid

AutoGrid

AutoGrid

AutoGrid Systems organizes energy data and employs big data analytics to generate real-time predictions that create actionable data. The company’s suite of flexibility management applications allows utilities, electricity retailers, renewable energy project developers, and energy service providers to deliver cheap, clean, and reliable energy by managing networked distributed energy resources (DERs) in real-time and at scale.

  • Founder(s): Amit Narayan
  • Founding year: 2011
  • Headquarters: Redwood City, California, United States
  • Funding: Series D

46. Stem

Stem

Stem

Since 2009, Stem has been analyzing how various types of businesses use electricity and how they are charged for it. The company uses this information to design a solution that protects companies from unnecessarily high electricity costs without requiring any changes to the way they run their businesses.

  • Founder(s): Brian Thompson, Stacey Reineccius
  • Founding year: 2019
  • Headquarters: Millbrae, California, United States
  • Funding: Post-IPO Equity

47. Innowatts

Innowatts

Innowatts

Innowatts is a data analytics and energy transition leader who uses energy usage data, insights, and best-in-class machine learning to help energy retailers and utilities from around the world manage their grids, profitability, customer relationships, and sustainability goals in a digitalizing, decarbonizing, and electrifying world.

  • Founder(s): Akhlak Ahmed, Siddhartha Sachdeva, Sudaksha Sachdeva
  • Founding year: 2013
  • Headquarters: Houston, Texas, United States
  • Funding: Series B

48. Mosaic

Mosaic

Mosaic

Mosaic is a residential solar lending platform that enables thousands of people to profit from the benefits of clean energy. It is a solar finance company that provides financing for residential solar systems.

  • Founder(s): Alastair Jenkins, Billy Parish, Daniel Rosen, Derek Best
  • Founding year: 2011
  • Headquarters: Oakland, California, United States
  • Funding: Private Equity

49. OhmConnect

OhmConnect

OhmConnect

OhmConnect is a software-based power plant that assists users in organizing the way they use their electricity usage to lessen digital pollution. OhmConnect rewards its users by saving energy to allow them to make money and win prizes.

  • Founder(s): Curtis Tongue, Matt Duesterberg
  • Founding year: 2013
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Funding: Series D

50. LanzaTech

LanzaTech

LanzaTech

LanzaTech is turning the global carbon crisis into a feedstock opportunity with the potential to displace 30% of crude oil use today and reduce global CO2 emissions by 10%. By recycling carbon from industrial off-gasses; syngas generated from any biomass resource (e.g. municipal solid waste (MSW), organic industrial waste, agricultural waste); and formed biogas, LanzaTech can reduce emissions and make new products for a circular carbon economy.

  • Founder(s): Sean Simpson
  • Founding year: 2005
  • Headquarters: Skokie, Illinois, United States
  • Funding: Grant

51. ClimateAi

ClimateAi

ClimateAi seeks to climate-proof the global economy while aiming for zero loss of lives, livelihoods, and nature. They are a team of passionate entrepreneurs, scientists, and engineers who all believe that climate change is the most important problem of this generation.

  • Founder(s): Anthony Atlas, Himanshu Gupta, Max Evans
  • Founding year: 2017
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Funding: Series A

52. Greenbird Integration Technology

Greenbird Integration Technology

Greenbird Integration Technology

Greenbird Integration Technology is an international solution and technology company with roots in Norway. Its flagship innovation, Utilihive, is a cloud-native platform combining enterprise integration capabilities with a data lake optimized for energy use cases. Today, Utilihive is used by more than 230 utilities across Europe, the Middle East, the U.S., and Asia serving more than 50 million consumers.

  • Founder(s): Thorsten Heller, Jens-Martin Grønne, Fredrik Omland, Marius Hansen
  • Founding year: 2010
  • Headquater(s): Oslo, Norway
  • Funding: Series B

How do you measure impact?

Greenbird’s Utilihive platform simplifies the complexity of Big Data Integration to help AI teams unlock the value of their data and mission-critical applications.

The Utilihive platform allows data professionals to integrate, harmonize, and provision data that help accelerate digital transformation faster and saves time and resources to drive AI-inspired innovation.

Greenbird’s impact is measured in multiple ways, such as enabling utilities to avoid nearly 155 million tons of carbon emissions by using Utilihive in their value chains (estimated between 2022 and 2030). Greenbird’s focus on fostering innovation and illuminating “Dark Data” helps energy and utility companies achieve the goals set in the Clean Energy Package and Sustainable Development Goals. Utilihive can also empower utilities to be future-ready 80% faster, enabling them to accelerate time to value and gain actionable insights for renewable energy production, smart grid operations, and innovative energy-saving services for consumers.

53. Idiap Research Institute

Idiap Research Institute

Idiap Research Institute

The Idiap Research Institute is an independent, nonprofit, research foundation affiliated with Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Its activities encompass basic research and development in the areas of multimedia information management, perceptual and cognitive systems, social media, biometric person recognition, multimodal information interfaces, and large-scale machine learning.

  • Founder(s): Gilles Florey, Yann Rodriguez
  • Founding year: 1991
  • Headquarters: Martigny, Valais, Switzerland
  • Funding: Series Unknown

54. EnergySage

EnergySage

EnergySage

EnergySage is an online marketplace for turnkey energy products and services, including rooftop solar, battery/storage, community solar, solar financing, heat pumps, EV charging, and hot water systems.

  • Founder(s): Vikram Aggarwal
  • Founding year: 2009
  • Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Funding: Grant

55. Blue Sky Analytics

Blue Sky Analytics

Blue Sky Analytics

Blue Sky Analytics is a Climate Tech startup extracting environmental intelligence from Satellite Data and selling via accessible APIs. Their AI-powered infrastructure is built to analyze every pixel on the planet to retrieve the pertaining insights on air quality, water pollution, heat index, flood risk, and more.

  • Founder(s): Abhilasha Purwar, Kshitij Purwar
  • Founding year: 2018
  • Headquarters: The Hague, Zuid-Holland, The Netherlands
  • Funding: Seed

56. Pylon

Pylon

Pylon

Pylon is a comprehensive utility management platform powering millions of smart meters in some of the world’s largest emerging markets. They transform conventional water and electricity utilities in emerging markets into efficient, interoperable, and data-driven ones.

  • Founder(s): Ahmed Ashour, Omar Radi
  • Founding year: 2017
  • Headquarters: Cairo, Al Qahirah, Egypt
  • Funding: Seed

57. PlanetWatchers

PlanetWatchers

PlanetWatchers

PlanetWatchers tells the story of every field, saving our clients time and money by enhancing policy and claims validation.

Focusing exclusively on the crop insurance industry in North America, PlanetWatchers works with crop insurers and leverages a combination of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), optical imagery, and multiple years of historic data to increase the efficiency of policy creation and claims resolution.

Backed by Seraphim Capital, the global leader in SpaceTech investment, PlanetWatchers’ accurate and efficient analysis turns months of manual assessment into minutes of automated analysis.

Funding: PlanetWatchers has so far received a total of $15.5M in funding in six rounds. Their latest round of funding, Series A, was successfully funded on Sep 26, 2022.

58. Cervest

Cervest

Cervest

Cervest’s AI-powered Climate Intelligence platform and EarthScan(TM) product put the power of a thousand climate scientists into the hands of decision-makers across businesses, governments, insurance companies, and financial markets to help them quantify, manage and adapt to climate change at an asset-level.

  • Founder(s): Iggy Bassi
  • Founding year: 2016
  • Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Funding: Series A

59. Terrafuse AI

Terrafuse AI

Terrafuse AI is developing the most advanced climate and weather risk prediction solution on the market. By leveraging deep expertise and pioneering research in physics-enabled machine learning, Terrafuse more accurately predicts weather variables including but not limited to wildfire, local climate (wind, precipitation), and hydroclimate.

  • Founder(s): Adrian Albert, Brian White, Hunter Connell
  • Founding year: 2018
  • Headquarters: Berkeley, California, United States
  • Funding: Grant

60. Tomorrow.io

Tomorrow.io

Tomorrow.io

Tomorrow.io develops a SaaS Weather intelligence platform that provides real-time weather forecasts. Fully customizable to any industry impacted by the weather, customers around the world including the NFL, Uber, Delta, Ford, National Grid, and more use Tomorrow.io to dramatically improve operational efficiency.

  • Founder(s): Itai Zlotnik, Rei Goffer, Shimon Elkabetz
  • Founding year: 2016
  • Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Funding: Series D

61. The Climate Service

TSC

The Climate Service

TCS climate risk analytics software quantifies the financial impact of climate on investment portfolios using machine learning, big climate, socioeconomic data, and available physical or economic science, enabling business leaders to measure, monitor and manage their climate risks and opportunities.

  • Founder(s): James McMahon, Terence Thompson 
  • Founding year: 2017
  • Headquarters: Asheville, North Carolina, United States.
  • Funding: Series A

62. Jupiter Intelligence

Jupiter Intelligence

Jupiter Intelligence

Jupiter is the trusted leader in climate risk analytics for organizations looking to strengthen their climate resilience. Jupiter turns sophisticated climate science into actionable data. Customers proactively assess the physical risks in their portfolios, address regulatory requirements and evaluate potential reputational concerns.

  • Founder(s): Eric Wun, Josh Hacker, Rich Sorkin
  • Founding year: 2017
  • Headquarters: San Mateo, California, United States
  • Funding: Series C

Related: Top 20 Innovative Startups Applying AI to the Solar Industry in 2023

Education

63. Carnegie Learning

Carnegie Learning

Carnegie Learning

Carnegie Learning is a publisher of innovative, research-based math curricula for middle school, high school, and post-secondary students. Providing differentiated instruction to schools across the United States, Carnegie Learning is helping students to succeed in math, creating a gateway to graduation and preparing them for the 21st century.

  • Founder(s): Kenneth R. Koedinger, Steve Ritter
  • Founding year: 1997
  • Headquarters: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Funding: Grant

64. EdSurge

EdSurge

EdSurge

EdSurge is the leading site for educators, entrepreneurs, and investors involved in education technology. They help educators discover the best products for their students; they inspire developers to build what educators and learners need; they help investors understand the emerging market.

  • Founder(s): Agustin Vilaseca, Elizabeth Corcoran, Matt Bowman, Nick Punt
  • Founding year: 2011
  • Headquarters: Burlingame, California, United States
  • Funding: Series B

65. Lumen5

Lumen5

Lumen5

Lumen5 empowers their customer global team to create social media content in minutes. They work with enterprise brands, organizations, and creatives to produce highly-engaging videos that get results.

  • Founder(s): Chris Bowal, Michael Cheng, Nigel Gutzmann
  • Founding year: 2016
  • Headquarters: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Funding: Grant

66. Gradescope

Gradescope

Gradescope

Gradescope enables instructors to grade paper-based assignments online for half the time, for free. Their product has already been used to grade over 3 million pages of work belonging to over 30,000 students at over 100 schools. The company’s mission is to enable data-driven education for teachers and students while being backward compatible with paper.

  • Founder(s): Arjun Singh, Ibrahim Awwal, Pieter Abbeel, Sergey Karayev
  • Founding year: 2014
  • Headquarters: Berkeley, California, United States
  • Funding: Series Unknown

67. Knewton

Knewton

Knewton

Knewton provides students with tailored recommendations for exactly what to study, teachers with analytics to better support each student, and publishers with content insights to develop more effective digital products.

  • Founder(s): Jose Ferreira
  • Founding year: 2008
  • Headquarters: Oakland, CA, US
  • Funding: Debt Financing

Sustainability

68. Terracycle 

Terracycle

Terracycle

The company’s mission is to eliminate waste by collecting and recycling hard-to-recycle materials. Terracycle started as a small organic fertilizer company but quickly pivoted to recycling and has since become a global leader in the recycling industry.

  • Founder(s): Tom Szaky
  • Founding year: 2001
  • Headquarters: Trenton, New Jersey, United States
  • Funding: Series A

How do you measure impact? 

At TerraCycle, our mission is Eliminating the Idea of Waste®. For over 20 years, we’ve been an international leader in sustainability solutions. We’ve developed the most efficient, first-of-their-kind solutions to recycle the unrecyclable: waste streams that aren’t typically curbside recyclable. Not just flexible films, but also cigarette butts, PPE, and contact lenses.

Our process starts with our R&D team—in-house scientists and material application specialists who work across our various offices and collaborate with leading universities. The team analyzes the materials to determine the right way to process them into something new. This includes how to break down the waste, separate it into its building blocks, and then recycle those materials for new applications.

We take environmental responsibility seriously. To emphasize our impact, our LCA department conducts comprehensive life cycle assessments (LCAs) that prove our solutions benefit our planet. These LCAs are third-party verified and show that TerraCycle recycling models outperform municipal waste management options by an average of 45 percent.

Our reuse platform, Loop, has become a global model in how to work with brands and retailers to eliminate single-use packaging. Loop enables these partners to shift from a disposable to a durable supply chain, which in turn, gives consumers the opportunity to responsibly shop for a wide variety of commonly used products in reusable packaging.

TerraCycle’s Global Foundation designs world-class river waste prevention, collection, and recycling solutions in regions of the world suffering from heavily polluted waterways. With 80% of ocean waste flowing from rivers, our mission is to reduce the flow of plastic waste. In just a short time, we’ve removed 1,503,675 lbs of waste from rivers and canals before it could reach the ocean.

Our approach addresses the complex factors that contribute to the increasing rates of plastics pollution: cleaning up waterways, creating local jobs, engaging local communities, and processing waste. The Foundation works with local waste pickers to improve collection rates by providing fair wages, tools, supplies, financial literacy, education, care for children, and health and safety training.

69. Grid Vision, by eSmart Systems 

Grid Vision, by eSmart Systems 

Grid Vision, by eSmart Systems

Grid Vision is a software company that is part of eSmart Systems, a Norwegian-based company specializing in the digitalization of the energy industry. Grid Vision’s software platform uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to help utilities optimize and manage their power grids. eSmart Systems is a leading provider of AI-powered services and solutions for the inspection and maintenance of critical energy infrastructure.

The company was founded in 2013 by Knut Johansen and Espen Hartz.

How do you measure impact? 

We deliver a data-driven and condition-based approach to infrastructure inspections through our Grid Vision software powered by Artificial intelligence (AI). We support utilities to reduce inspection costs, improve inspection safety, improve the quality of asset data, and prolong asset life.

Grid Vision enables a truly virtual and digital inspection process and delivers automation from day one through the 30+ AI models that are already trained on over 3 million global images. Human subject matter experts have also logged tens of thousands of hours of operational virtual inspections utilizing Grid Vision, providing invaluable feedback to continually enhance time-saving features that allow inspectors to focus on the highest-value activities.

70. Cropin

Cropin

Cropin

Founded in 2010, Cropin is a pioneer in the Agtech space, having built the first global Intelligent Agriculture Cloud. Cropin’s platform enables various stakeholders in the agri-ecosystem to leverage digitization and AI at scale to make decisions that increase efficiency, scale productivity, and strengthen sustainability.

  • Founder(s): Krishna Kumar
  • Founding year: 2010
  • Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
  • Funding: Series D

How do you measure impact?

With a mission to maximize per acre value for every stakeholder in the agri-ecosystem, we measure success and impact by accelerating progress in the agri-ecosystem every passing day. Our B2B customers and farmers can measure success by reducing operational costs, driving operational efficiency by digitizing the end-to-end farming processes, increasing agricultural yield and farm profitability, driving sustainability and journey towards net zero farming, and enhancing farmer livelihood. We have proven success metrics to evaluate these parameters. 

A quarter of our customers have been able to optimize cost by 25% – 50% and increase profitability by at least 20%. Nearly half of our customers could register up to 10% positive impact in revenue enhancement, cost reduction, and crop loss reduction. On average, Cropin Cloud delivers a 20%-30% increase in farm yield and quality. 

While these are the direct impact of Cropin Cloud, we offer innumerable benefits for the ecosystem at the macro level. It includes accelerated digitization of agriculture to maximize the visibility & transparency of food systems, helping economies to build food self-sufficiency, reducing food wastage, mass adoption of regenerative agriculture to reduce soil degradation, and enabling farmers to be climate resilient, among many others. 

Cropin is a global agtech company that was founded in 2010. The company has developed Cropin Cloud, the world’s first industry cloud for agriculture, which helps various stakeholders in the agricultural ecosystem make informed decisions that increase farming efficiency, improve productivity, manage risk and environmental changes, and enhance sustainability through the use of digital technologies and predictive intelligence. Cropin has partnered with more than 250 B2B customers and has digitized 16 million acres of farmland, benefiting over 7 million farmers. The company has shaped a global ‘Ag-intelligence’ movement, with a crop knowledge graph of over 500 crops and 10,000 crop varieties in 92 countries that powers Cropin Cloud. Cropin Cloud’s intelligence platform has already provided predictive intelligence for over 200 million acres of farmland worldwide.

71. Ceres Imaging

Ceres Imaging

Ceres Imaging

Ceres Imaging is a California-based aerial spectral imagery and analytics company that serves farmers and agribusinesses. Using proprietary sensors, analytics, machine learning models, and plant science, Ceres delivers university-validated imagery-based intelligence to farms in the US and Australia.

  • Founder(s): Ashwin Madgavkar
  • Founding year: 2014
  • Headquarters: Oakland, California, United States
  • Funding: Series C

72. Pachama

Pachama

Pachama

Pachama is a technology company with the mission of restoring nature to solve climate change. By harnessing satellite data and machine learning. Pachama is scaling verification, monitoring, and exchange of nature-based carbon credits, helping enterprises achieve Net Zero targets.

  • Founder(s): Diego Saez-Gil, Tomás Aftalion
  • Founding year: 2018
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Funding: Series B

73. Mighty Buildings

Mighty Buildings

Mighty Buildings

Mighty Buildings is a cutting-edge construction technology company that uses 3D printing, robotics, and automation to build homes. It is a modular construction company working on disrupting the residential housing market with 3D printing tech, robotics, and composite materials backed by notable top-tier venture capital firms.

  • Founder(s): Alexey Dubov, Dmitry Starodubtsev, Sam Ruben, Vyacheslav Solonitsyn
  • Founding year: 2017
  • Headquarters: Oakland, California, United States
  • Funding: Series B

74. GoodrCo.

GoodrCo.

GoodrCo.

Goodr is a sustainable food surplus management platform that leverages technology to reduce food waste and combat hunger. They provide an end-to-end solution for businesses seeking to earn money from their edible food waste by donating it to local nonprofit organizations.

  • Founder(s): Jasmine Crowe
  • Founding year: 2017
  • Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Funding: Series A

75. Quantis

Quantis

Quantis

Quantis are guide top organizations to define, shape and implement intelligent environmental sustainability solutions. They deliver resilient strategies, robust metrics, useful tools, and credible communications.

  • Founder(s): Sébastien Humbert
  • Founding year: 2005
  • Headquarters: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Funding: Pre-Seed

76. As You Sow

As You Sow

As You Sow

As You Sow promotes environmental and social CSR through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies. The company’s vision is a safe, just, and sustainable world in which protecting the environment and human rights is central to corporate decision-making.

  • Founder(s): Thomas Van Dyck
  • Founding year: 1992
  • Headquarters: Berkeley, California, United States
  • Funding: Series Unknown

77. Energy Intelligence

Energy Intelligence

Energy Intelligence

Energy Intelligence has been a leading independent provider of objective insight, unbiased analysis, and reliable data for over 60 years. Located in New York, London, Houston, Dubai, Moscow, Washington, Singapore, and Beirut, they provide decision-makers with critical information on issues and events affecting the global energy complex.

  • Founder(s): Raja W. Sidawi
  • Founding year: 1951
  • Headquarters: New York, New York, United States
  • Funding: Series Unknown

78. Persefoni

Persefoni

Persefoni

Persefoni is a Climate Management & Accounting Platform (CMAP). The company’s Software-as-a-Service solutions enable enterprises and financial institutions to meet stakeholder and regulatory climate disclosure requirements with the highest degrees of trust, transparency, and ease. 

  • Founder(s): Jason Offerman, Kentaro Kawamori, Kim Stroh
  • Founding year: 2020
  • Headquarters: Tempe, Arizona, United States
  • Funding: Series B

79. LanzaTech

LanzaTech

LanzaTech

LanzaTech is turning the global carbon crisis into a feedstock opportunity with the potential to displace 30% of crude oil use today and reduce global CO2 emissions by 10%. By recycling carbon from industrial off-gasses; syngas generated from any biomass resource (e.g. municipal solid waste (MSW), organic industrial waste, agricultural waste); and formed biogas, LanzaTech can reduce emissions and make new products for a circular carbon economy.

  • Founder(s): Sean Simpson
  • Founding year: 2005
  • Headquarters: Skokie, Illinois, United States
  • Funding: Grant

80. ClimateAi

ClimateAi

ClimateAi

ClimateAi seeks to climate-proof the global economy while aiming for zero loss of lives, livelihoods, and nature. They are a team of passionate entrepreneurs, scientists, and engineers who all believe that climate change is the most important problem of this generation.

  • Founder(s): Anthony Atlas, Himanshu Gupta, Max Evans
  • Founding year: 2017
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Funding: Series A

81. FinRegLab

FinRegLab

FinRegLab

FinRegLab is an innovation center that tests new technologies and data to inform public policy and drive the financial sector toward a responsible and inclusive financial marketplace. With their research insights, they facilitate discourse across the financial ecosystem to inform public policy and market practices.

  • Founder(s): Melissa Koide 
  • Founding year: 2018
  • Headquarters: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • Funding: Series Unknown

82. Arabesque

Arabesque

Arabesque

Established in 2013, the Arabesque Group brings together AI, ESG data, and financial technology to deliver sustainable investment and intelligence. The mission of the Arabesque Group is to contribute to the mainstreaming of sustainable finance through asset management services, as well as their platforms, ESG Book and AutoCIO.

  • Founder(s): Andreas Feiner, Dominic Selwood, Hans-Robert Arndt, Omar Selim, Qasim Nasar-Ullah, Yasin Rosowsky
  • Founding year: 2019
  • Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Funding: Series A

83. CarbonCure Technologies

CarbonCure Technologies

CarbonCure Technologies

CarbonCure Technologies is on a mission to make concrete a climate solution, reducing embodied carbon emissions in the built environment and transforming concrete plants into a worldwide network of carbon removal factories.

  • Founder(s): Robert Niven
  • Founding year: 2007
  • Headquarters: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Funding: Series Unknown

84. Refinery29, Inc.

Refinery29, Inc.

Refinery29, Inc.

Refinery29 is a global media and entertainment company focused on celebrating women, their diverse voices, and their experiences. They tell stories through multiple channels and content categories — from articles to social media, events to short films, and 29Rooms to TV.

  • Founder(s): Christene Barberich, Justin Stefano, Philippe von Borries, Piera Gelardi
  • Founding year: 2005
  • Headquarters: New York, New York, United States
  • Funding: Debt Financing

85. Measurabl

Measurabl

Measurabl

Measurabl is the world’s most widely adopted ESG (environmental, social, governance) data management solution for commercial real estate. Customers use Measurabl to measure, manage, and report ESG data on more than 11 billion square feet of commercial real estate across 80 countries.

  • Founder(s): Lance Onken, Matt Ellis
  • Founding year: 2013
  • Headquarters: San Diego, California, United States
  • Funding: Series C

86. Trucost

Trucost

Trucost

Trucost is part of S&P Global. A leader in carbon and environmental data and risk analysis, Trucost assesses risks relating to climate change, natural resource constraints, and broader environmental, social, and governance factors.

  • Founder(s): Simon Thomas
  • Founding year: 2000
  • Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Funding: Series Unknown

87. Sustainalytics

Sustainalytics

Sustainalytics

Morningstar Sustainalytics is a leading independent ESG and corporate governance research, ratings and analytics firm that supports investors around the world with the development and implementation of responsible investment strategies.

  • Founder(s): Michael Jantzi
  • Founding year: 1993
  • Headquarters: Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Funding: Series Unknown

Disaster Relief & Humanitarian Aid  

88. One Concern

One Concern

One Concern

One Concern is a resilience analytics technology company building the digital infrastructure of the physical world. They map, analyze and monitor the world’s built environment and its connection to the global economy. Their mission is to make disasters less disastrous.

  • Founder(s): Ahmad Wani, Nicole Hu, Timothy Frank
  • Founding year: 2015
  • Headquarters: Menlo Park, California, United States
  • Funding: Series Unknown

89. CrowdAI

CrowdAI

CrowdAI

CrowdAI is on a mission to democratize vision AI and unlock billions in enterprise value by automating key visual workflows. By bringing together the best of human and computer vision, they empower companies of all sizes to unlock the value hidden in their growing amount of images and videos.

  • Founder(s): Devaki Raj, Nicolas Borensztein, Pablo Garcia
  • Founding year: 2016
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Funding: Series A

90. DroneSAR Search & Rescue

DroneSAR Search & Rescue

DroneSAR Search & Rescue

DroneSAR provides application software that transforms basic commercial drones into advanced search and rescue platforms. They provide the right information at the right time when resources and time are limited. 

  • Founder(s): Gearóid O’​ Briain, Leo Murray, Matthew Kelly, Oisin McGrath
  • Founding year: 2016
  • Headquarters: Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • Funding: Series Unknown

91. Satellite Vu

Satellite Vu

Satellite Vu

Satellite Vu was founded in 2016 with the aim to fill the void in high-resolution thermal data from space. It has, since then, turned into a high-growth space tech company poised to help the globe address its sustainability challenges through high-resolution thermal imaging.

  • Founder(s): Anthony Baker, Simon Tucker, Tobias Reinicke
  • Founding year: 2016
  • Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Funding: Series A

92. Enodo Rights

Enodo Rights

Enodo Rights

Enodo Rights is a New York-based consulting firm specializing in human rights strategy. They work with leading multinationals across sectors to implement the Guiding Principles of Business and Human Rights. Their team is composed of lawyers with serious commercial and stakeholder engagement experience.

  • Founder(s): Yousuf Aftab
  • Founding year: 2012
  • Headquarters: New York, United States.
  • Funding: Series Unknown

93. Ushahidi

Ushahidi

Ushahidi

Ushahidi started as an ad-hoc group of Kenyan bloggers hammering out code in a couple of days from various locations, trying to figure out a way to gather more and better information about the 2008 post-election violence in Kenya. Ushahidi’s mission is to build and use technology to help marginalized people raise their voices and those who serve them to listen and respond better.

  • Founder(s): David Kobia, Erik Hersman, Juliana Rotich, Ory Okolloh
  • Founding year: 2008
  • Headquarters: Orlando, Florida, United States
  • Funding: Grant

94. ImpactVision

ImpactVision

ImpactVision

ImpactVision is a machine learning company, applying hyperspectral imaging technology to food supply chains to deliver consistent food quality, generate premium products, and reduce supply chain waste.

  • Founder(s): Abi Ramanan, Gustav Nipe, Rachael Gan
  • Founding year: 2015
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Funding: Grant

95. Cass

Cass AI

Cass

Cass is a vertical generative AI startup providing 99% automated coaching to 30,000,000 covered lives. It is an artificial intelligence chatbot, which provides psychological support by engaging in chat conversations with patients through text messaging and HIPAA-compliant messaging apps.

  • Founder(s): Michiel Rauws
  • Founding year: 2014
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Funding: Series A

96. Translators without Borders

Translators without Borders

Translators without Borders

Translators without Borders (TWB) is a global community of over 100,000 language volunteers helping people get vital information and be heard, whatever language they speak.

  • Founder(s): Lori Thicke, Ros Smith-Thomas
  • Founding year: 2010
  • Headquarters: Danbury, Connecticut, United States
  • Funding: Series Unknown

Accessibility

97. Sesame Enable Ltd.

Sesame Enable Ltd.

Sesame Enable Ltd.

Sesame develops hands-free control technologies for mobile devices. It enables users to control an app without touching the screen and can track the user’s head, hand, or any other presented object. The company’s technologies are available on both iOS and Android versions.

  • Founder(s): Giora Livne, Oded Ben Dov
  • Founding year: 2012
  • Headquarters: New York, New York, United States
  • Funding: Series Unknown

98. Ava

Ava

Ava

Ava develops a live captioning platform that uses AI to transcribe what people say. It is committed to total accessibility for the 466M deaf people worldwide.

  • Founder(s): Pieter Doevendans, Skinner Cheng, Thibault Duchemin
  • Founding year: 2014
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States
  • Funding: Series A

99. Voiceitt

Voiceitt

Voiceitt

Voiceitt is an award-winning speech recognition startup and social enterprise that has developed a proprietary automatic speech recognition (ASR) technology that translates non-standard speech patterns into clear speech in real-time, enabling children and adults with severe speech impairments and disabilities to access mainstream voice-activated technologies and devices.

  • Founder(s): Danny Weissberg, Sara Smolley, Stas Tiomkin
  • Founding year: 2012
  • Headquarters: Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Funding: Series Unknown

100. EyeControl

EyeControl

EyeControl

EyeControl is a pioneer of medical technology, specializing in innovative communication solutions that address unmet healthcare needs. They implement disruptive AI technologies that connect people and bridge information barriers, facilitating better medical care and decision-making.

  • Founder(s): Itai Kornberg, Or Retzkin, Shay Rishoni
  • Founding year: 2016
  • Headquarters: Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Funding: Series A

101. SignAll Technologies

SignAll Technologies

SignAll Technologies

SignAll is an IT startup that has developed a unique product that translates between signed and spoken languages. The technology, based on computer vision and natural language processing (NLP), and augmented by artificial intelligence (AI), can accurately translate American Sign Language (ASL) into English.

  • Founder(s): János Rovnyai, Zsolt Robotka
  • Founding year: 2016
  • Headquarters: Budapest, Budapest, Hungary
  • Funding: Seed

102. Behavioral Signals

Behavioral Signals

Behavioral Signals

Behavioral Signals (Behavioral Signal Technologies, Inc.) develops technology to analyze human behavior from voice data. Transform your customers’ experience with AI-Mediated Conversations technology. Automatically match each customer to the best-suited agent using voice data and emotion AI, and see the overall performance and outcomes of your conversations reach higher levels.

  • Founder(s): Alexandros Potamianos, Shri Narayanan
  • Founding year: 2016
  • Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Funding: Venture – Series Unknown

Fraud detection

103. Acuant

Acuant

Acuant

Acuant, a GBG company, powers trust in the digital world. Acuant’s Trusted Identity Platform improves every customer journey (onboarding, monitoring, re-using, and sharing digital identities), allowing businesses and governments to fight fraud and manage risk in one place.

  • Founder(s): Danny Hatzav, Iuval Hatzav
  • Founding year: 1999
  • Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Funding: Secondary Market

104. Fraugster

Fraugster

Fraugster

Fraugster is a payments intelligence company that helps the e-commerce ecosystem to minimize fraud and maximize revenue by making smarter real-time business decisions. They help their customers solve multiple use cases by giving them access to various, interoperable products via one integration.

  • Founder(s): Chen Zamir, Max Laemmle
  • Founding year: 2014
  • Headquarters: Berlin, Berlin, Germany
  • Funding: Series B

105. Socure

Socure

Socure

Socure is the leading platform for digital identity verification and trust. Its predictive analytics platform applies artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques with trusted online/offline data intelligence from email, phone, address, IP, device, velocity, and the broader internet to verify identities in real time.

  • Founder(s): Johnny Ayers, Sunil Madhu
  • Founding year: 2012
  • Headquarters: Incline Village, Nevada, United States
  • Funding: Series E

106. Nethone

Nethone

Nethone

Nethone is a machine learning-based fraud prevention Saas company that allows online merchants and financial institutions to holistically understand their end-users—also referred to as “Know Your Users (KYU)” in industry parlance.

  • Founder(s): Kacper Szcześniak
  • Founding year: 2016
  • Headquarters: Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland
  • Funding: Series A

107. Kasisto, Inc.

Kasisto, Inc.

Kasisto, Inc.

Kasisto was founded in 2013 with the vision of enabling companies to engage and transact with their customers through intelligent conversations, anytime, anywhere. Kasisto’s conversational AI platform, KAI, offers enterprises a comprehensive AI technology stack combined with the industry-specific domain expertise to make intelligent digital assistants well-versed in the businesses they serve.

  • Founder(s): Dror Oren, Ruth Brown, Sasha Caskey, Zor Gorelov
  • Founding year: 2013
  • Headquarters: New York, New York, United States
  • Funding: Series C

108. Featurespace

Featurespace

Featurespace

Featurespace™ is the world leader in Enterprise Financial Crime prevention for fraud and Anti-Money Laundering. Featurespace invented Adaptive Behavioral Analytics and created the ARIC™ platform, a real-time machine learning software that risk scores events in more than 180 countries to prevent fraud and financial crime.

  • Founder(s): Bill Fitzgerald, David Excell
  • Founding year: 2008
  • Headquarters: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
  • Funding: Grant

109. Simility, A PayPal Service

Simility, A PayPal Service

Simility, A PayPal Service

Simility offers real-time risk and fraud decisioning solutions to protect global businesses. Simility’s offerings are underpinned by the Adaptive Decisioning Platform built with a data-first approach to deliver continuous risk assurance.

  • Founder(s): Kedar Samant, Rahul Pangam, Uttam Phalnikar
  • Founding year: 2014
  • Headquarters: Palo Alto, California, United States
  • Funding: Series B

110. DataVisor

DataVisor

DataVisor

DataVisor is the world’s leading fraud and risk management platform that enables organizations to respond to fast-evolving fraud attacks and mitigate risks as they happen in real-time.

  • Founder(s): Fang Yu, Yinglian Xie
  • Founding year: 2013
  • Headquarters: Mountain View, California, United States
  • Funding: Series Unknown

111. Feedzai

Feedzai

Feedzai

Feedzai is the world’s first RiskOps platform for financial risk management, and the market leader in safeguarding global commerce with today’s most advanced cloud-based risk management platform, powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence.

  • Founder(s): Nuno Sebastiao, Paulo Marques, Pedro Bizarro
  • Founding year: 2009
  • Headquarters: Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Funding: Series Unknown

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Civic Engagement

112. mySidewalk

mySidewalk

mySidewalk

Clunky numbers, convoluted software, and competing demands are all-too-common hurdles when working with data. mySidewalk eliminates those barriers so community leaders can get to work doing what they do best— making a difference.

  • Founder(s): Nick Bowden, Stephen Hardy
  • Founding year: 2010
  • Headquarters: Kansas City, Missouri, United States
  • Funding: Grant

113. Balancing Act

Balancing Act

Balancing Act

Balancing act is a branded content & influencer agency. To make a splash, to tell a story, to be the brand ambassador or just to influence- they find the right partnerships for Brands to take their Brand Image and Brand Story forward.

  • Founder(s): Divya Palat, Aditya Hitkari
  • Founding year: 2003
  • Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Funding: Series Unknown

114. Polco

Polco

Polco

Polco brings the voice of everyday residents to government leaders with award-winning community engagement services, online polls, and survey research. With Polco, leaders around the nation can make better decisions for their communities with accurate and reliable feedback.

  • Founder(s): Alex Pedersen, Nick Mastronardi
  • Founding year: 2015
  • Headquarters: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
  • Funding: Series A

115. Zencity

Zencity

Zencity

Zencity 360 is the complete solution that enables local government leaders to understand diverse community needs by hearing from more voices. The platform brings all the essential tools into one place to help government agencies improve services, build trust and increase overall satisfaction with their communities.

  • Founder(s): Eyal Feder-Levy, Ido Ivri
  • Founding year: 2015
  • Headquarters: Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Funding: Series Unknown

116. GovDelivery

GovDelivery

GovDelivery

GovDelivery enables public sector organizations to connect with more people and to get those people to take action. GovDelivery’s enterprise-class, cloud-based technology allows government organizations to transform their communications.

  • Founder(s): Scott Burns, Scott Burns, Zach Stabenow
  • Founding year: 2000
  • Headquarters: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
  • Funding: Series Unknown

117. Quorum

Quorum

Quorum

Quorum is public affairs software that helps people work smarter and move faster. Thousands of public affairs professionals use Quorum for their work in Congress, all 50 state legislatures, major U.S. cities, the European Union, and several additional countries.

  • Founder(s): Alex Wirth, Jonathan Marks
  • Founding year: 2014
  • Headquarters: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • Funding: Series Unknown

118. Wysdom.AI

Wysdom.AI

Wysdom.AI

Wysdom is the world’s leading Virtual Agent Operations company, helping clients launch and operate virtual agents. Virtual agents can be an incredibly effective way for a company to deal with large volumes of customer service, sales, or employee support challenges.

  • Founder(s): Ian Collins, Jeff Brunet, Karen Chan
  • Founding year: 2012
  • Headquarters: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Funding: Series A

119. Balto

Balto

Balto

Balto unites agents and supervisors with AI to power better agent performance. Agents and managers trust Balto’s real-time guidance to prevent missed sales opportunities, costly compliance mistakes, and negative customer experiences.

  • Founder(s): Chris Kontes, Davidson Girard, Marc Bernstein
  • Founding year: 2017
  • Headquarters: St Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Funding: Series B

120. Accela

Accela

Accela

Accela provides a unified suite of cloud solutions trusted by governments across the globe to accelerate their digital transformation, deliver vital services, and build stronger communities. More than 275 million citizens worldwide benefit from Accela’s government software solutions.

  • Founder(s): Erin Padilla
  • Founding year: 1981
  • Headquarters: San Ramon, California, United States
  • Funding: Series E

121. GovPredict

GovPredict

GovPredict

GovPredict provides research, analytics, and intelligence for winning public affairs campaigns. The SaaS platform gives public affairs and political professionals access to millions of structured documents that concern federal politics, state politics, and local politics, as well as campaign contributions. 

  • Founder(s): Edward Lando, Emil Pitkin, Neal Kemp, Steve Johnston
  • Founding year: 2015
  • Headquarters: Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • Funding: Seed

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