The most in-demand AI & machine learning startups at Web Summit 2018

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Nov 3, 2018 · 2 min read

Some of the world’s most influential companies have joined us at Web Summit at the beginning of their startup journey. Over the years we’ve welcomed OnePlus, Stripe, Nest, Uber, Careem, and GitLab when they were still early-stage startups, looking for funding, partnerships or figuring out their next move.

As we prepare for our big week in Lisbon, Web Summit has already begun for some investors as they organise meetings with startups that have caught their eye. Along with fintech, AI and machine learning startups have caught the eye of investors looking to the tech of the future.

Below are the seven AI and machine learning startups who have received the most interest in the run-up to Web Summit, with messages sent and meetings requested by investors through the Web Summit app. is a human-assisted AI engineering team that builds and operates technology projects; from new apps to managing cloud spend. is a platform that gives customer service agents the AI tools they need to provide faster, smarter responses.


DigitalGenius brings practical applications of deep learning and AI to customer service operations of leading companies.


Mobacar use AI and machine learning to predict what mode of transport travellers want, instead of giving them an endless stream of transfer options from an airport.


Textio, a Seattle-based startup, invented augmented writing, which is writing supported by outcomes data in real time.


Labelbox is an enterprise ready training data creation and management platform designed to rapidly build artificial intelligence applications.


Unbabel is an artificial intelligence powered human translation platform, with a focus on the translation of customer service communications.

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