Meet The Contenders Of The 9th AI Startup Battle (Boston — Oct. 16)

PreSeries is a Machine-Learning-as-a-Service (MLaaS) platform that collects startup data from a vast set of sources to generate the most accurate picture of early-stage companies and their industries. Startup investors use PreSeries to automate their startup deal-sourcing and assessment efforts. We help VC firms become software companies. Get in touch.

Data-driven Startup Assessment With PreSeries’ Startup Battles

3 years ago, we launched a series of international startup competitions where our AI was tasked to replace a whole “human” jury. We call our events the AI Startup Battles and they’ve already been featured in Spain, Brazil, the United Kingdom, and the United States (check our blog). In our competitions, contenders interact live with our AI through a little voice-enabled device present on stage (the world’s first “VC-in-a-Box”).

Our AI asks the participants a set of questions looking for fact-based insights as well as many other investment and traction related metrics. It imitates human investors in the types of questions it asks but the breadth of information it can access in real-time is unmatched. PreSeries’ predictive models are trained with a diverse set of public and private data on more than 370,000 companies worldwide and can derive actionable insights in matter of seconds.

We believe that our AI can do a great job at judging the potential of an early-stage startup looking at features around team composition, its industry, its technological edge and its funding history. There is nothing more entertaining than having an data-driven algorithm decide of your fate! Don’t you agree?

Meet The Contenders Of The 9th AI Startup Battle

The 9th edition of the AI Startup Battle will take on October 16 at Microsoft New England. The competition is hosted by PAPIs ’18, an international conference on machine learning. Let’s meet the brave contenders who will face our AI.


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  • PAPIs — PAPIs is the 1st series of international conferences dedicated to real-world Machine Learning applications, and the innovations, techniques and tools that power them. It combines the best of industry and academic conferences, with its expert committee of reviewers and its publications in PMLR. PAPIs is also committed to increasing diversity in ML by making it easier for certain groups to attend conferences.
  • BigML — BigML is the leading Machine Learning company that pioneered the creation of Machine Learning as a Service (MLAAS). BigML offers a consumable, programmable and scalable Machine Learning platform that makes it easy to solve and automate Machine Learning tasks. BigML’s platform helps tens of thousands of analysts, software developers, and scientists from organizations of all sizes and industries to transform data into actionable models.