Report

Hottest Startups - May 2024 🔥

Jun 5, 2024

Published by

Specter

Report

Hottest Startups - May 2024 🔥

Jun 5, 2024

Published by

Specter

Report

Hottest Startups - May 2024 🔥

Jun 5, 2024

Published by

Specter

Report

Hottest Startups - May 2024 🔥

Jun 5, 2024

Published by

Specter

We're delighted to share with our readers the hottest startups for May.

Leveraging our Strategic Signals product, we analyse which startups are garnering the highest interest from prominent investors over the past 90 days. This allows us to identify and highlight the most exciting startups of the moment.

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Check out 1,500+ Hot Signals From The Last Year

Spotlight talent and companies drawing significant interest over the last 30 days, or go even further back and see trends that have been forming over the last 2 years - keeping you ahead of impending fundraising or funding activities.

Check out 1,500+ Hot Signals From The Last Year

Spotlight talent and companies drawing significant interest over the last 30 days, or go even further back and see trends that have been forming over the last 2 years - keeping you ahead of impending fundraising or funding activities.

Startups & Founders Sparking VC Attention

Attracting interest from

48

VC firms over the last

90

days

Daylight Computer is redefining the tech industry by prioritising well-being over traditional corporate values. Founded by Anjan Katta, the company aims to revive the idealistic spirit of early personal computing. Their flagship product, the Daylight DC1 tablet, features a unique monochrome screen designed for outdoor use and promotes meaningful interactions free from distractions. Daylight Computer is committed to creating technology that encourages reading, writing, and thoughtful engagement, steering away from the addictive behaviours.

Founded Date:

2022

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

19

VC firms over the last

90

days

Unsloth AI is an innovative startup dedicated to making AI more accessible to everyone. Their primary product, Unsloth, significantly accelerates the fine-tuning of large language models (LLMs) by 2.2 times while reducing VRAM usage by 62%. By employing advanced techniques, Unsloth enhances training efficiency and performance. It is compatible with NVIDIA, Intel, and AMD GPUs, allowing users to utilise their existing hardware. With Unsloth, training AI models becomes quicker, easier, and less resource-intensive.

Founded Date:

2023

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

16

VC firms over the last

90

days

Sana Labs, founded in 2016, combines artificial intelligence with human intelligence to enhance workplace efficiency and learning. Their AI Assistant integrates with company apps to streamline tasks and reduce repetitive work, while their AI-First Learning Platform centralises knowledge, automates training, and boosts engagement with interactive learning experiences. With teams in Stockholm, London, and New York, Sana Labs is dedicated to transforming how we work and learn.

Founded Date:

2016

Stage:

Late Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

14

VC firms over the last

90

days

Retell AI, co-founded by Evie Wang, provides a platform for companies to create AI-powered "voice agents" that answer customer phone calls and perform tasks like scheduling appointments. By using advanced large language models and speech synthesis, Retell AI helps businesses reduce costs and improve efficiency. Retell AI has already attracted hundreds of customers, demonstrating significant potential in the growing contact centre AI market.

Founded Date:

2022

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

10

VC firms over the last

90

days

Poolside is an AI platform dedicated to unlocking humanity's potential by pursuing Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) for software creation. Founded by Jason Warner and Eiso Kant, Poolside focuses on building specific capabilities rather than a general-purpose approach, providing foundational concepts and infrastructure for developers. The platform aims to streamline the path to AGI and empower users to harness the power of software creation and understand future systems.

Founded Date:

2023

Stage:

Late Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

9

VC firms over the last

90

days

Jonathan Unikowski is currently building a stealth startup in San Francisco. Previously, he led product engineering at Replit, launching AI-assisted coding features and the first GPT model as a full-project generator in an IDE. At Berbix, he served as VP of Engineering, driving team growth and developing identity verification systems. He also founded Lexloci Inc, creating AI to reduce legal research costs.

Founded Date:

2024

Stage:

Pre-Launch

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

N/A

Total Amount Raised:

$

N/A

Attracting interest from

7

VC firms over the last

90

days

ZML is building a next generation inference engine with total integrability, peak performance on a wide range of chips and exceptional developer experience, from edge to backend.

Founded Date:

2023

Stage:

Bootstrapped

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

N/A

Total Amount Raised:

$

N/A

Attracting interest from

7

VC firms over the last

90

days

Roboflow's developer tools empower teams to build computer vision models faster and more accurately. By replacing ad-hoc code with production infrastructure, Roboflow enables versioned datasets for any framework and eliminates common errors that reduce model performance. Founded in January 2020, Roboflow simplifies the process from data labelling to model training, making computer vision accessible to developers of all skill levels. Supported by industry-leading investors, including Craft Ventures and Y Combinator.

Founded Date:

2019

Stage:

Growth Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

7

VC firms over the last

90

days

Aethir's Decentralised Cloud Infrastructure (DCI) unbinds the AI and gaming industry from the constraints of traditional cloud providers. By making complex cloud resources more accessible, Aethir enables higher GPU utilisation, leading to advanced AI applications and gaming experiences. Backed by Nvidia, Aethir aims to democratise access to GPU computing power, creating a more efficient and open ecosystem for developers and users alike.

Founded Date:

2021

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

N/A

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

6

VC firms over the last

90

days

EyeTell, founded by YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley, is revolutionising content creation with AI. The startup uses artificial intelligence to generate text, images, music, audio, and video, focusing on short-form video content. Recently, EyeTell secured seed funding led by A-Star Capital and SV Angel. EyeTell aims to become a major player in the generative AI landscape, blending Hurley's expertise with innovative technology to transform digital storytelling.

Founded Date:

2023

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

N/A

Total Amount Raised:

$

N/A

Attracting interest from

6

VC firms over the last

90

days

Ross Taylor, former Meta research engineer, has launched a new stealth startup focused on deep learning in data-scarce domains. At Meta, he led teams in FAIR and GenAI, developing large language models for scientific applications and creating Papers with Code. With a rich background, including co-founding Atlas ML (acquired by Facebook), Taylor aims to revolutionise data-constrained AI, tackling domain-specific challenges to unlock new scientific possibilities.

Founded Date:

2024

Stage:

Pre-Launch

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

N/A

Total Amount Raised:

$

N/A

Attracting interest from

4

VC firms over the last

90

days

OctoAI simplifies the process of running, tuning, and scaling AI models with its new platform, OctoStack. This end-to-end solution allows companies to deploy generative AI models in private clouds, whether on-premises or with major vendors like AWS, Google, and Microsoft. By optimising models for various hardware, OctoAI makes it easier for enterprises to adopt and manage AI technologies securely and efficiently.

Founded Date:

2019

Stage:

Late Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

3

VC firms over the last

90

days

Claim is a social app that allows users to earn and trade rewards with friends while shopping at their favourite brands. Users can earn cash back, exchange rewards, and redeem them together. Recently, Claim raised $4 million in seed funding led by Sequoia Capital. Founded by Sam Obletz and Tap Stephenson, the app focuses on real-world value and communal experiences, transforming consumer rewards into a social, multiplayer experience.

Founded Date:

2021

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

3

VC firms over the last

90

days

Gameram is a social ecosystem for the 3.34 billion gamers worldwide, addressing the 40% who struggle to socialise about games. This mobile app, founded by Philipp Gladkov and Oleg, enables players to find friends, join communities, and share gaming experiences. Gameram offers tools for profile sharing, friend recommendations, and game-specific communities, fostering genuine connections among gamers.

Founded Date:

2020

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

3

VC firms over the last

90

days

Quantic, founded by Grant Margerum and Garrett Graves, is a cutting-edge data platform for sales teams. It monitors accounts and surfaces personalised buying signals, enabling reps to reach the right people with the right message at the right time. By eliminating tedious data work, Quantic allows sales reps to focus on selling, enhancing efficiency and pipeline building.

Founded Date:

2023

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

N/A

Total Amount Raised:

$

N/A

Attracting interest from

48

VC firms over the last

90

days

Daylight Computer is redefining the tech industry by prioritising well-being over traditional corporate values. Founded by Anjan Katta, the company aims to revive the idealistic spirit of early personal computing. Their flagship product, the Daylight DC1 tablet, features a unique monochrome screen designed for outdoor use and promotes meaningful interactions free from distractions. Daylight Computer is committed to creating technology that encourages reading, writing, and thoughtful engagement, steering away from the addictive behaviours.

Founded Date:

2022

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

19

VC firms over the last

90

days

Unsloth AI is an innovative startup dedicated to making AI more accessible to everyone. Their primary product, Unsloth, significantly accelerates the fine-tuning of large language models (LLMs) by 2.2 times while reducing VRAM usage by 62%. By employing advanced techniques, Unsloth enhances training efficiency and performance. It is compatible with NVIDIA, Intel, and AMD GPUs, allowing users to utilise their existing hardware. With Unsloth, training AI models becomes quicker, easier, and less resource-intensive.

Founded Date:

2023

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

16

VC firms over the last

90

days

Sana Labs, founded in 2016, combines artificial intelligence with human intelligence to enhance workplace efficiency and learning. Their AI Assistant integrates with company apps to streamline tasks and reduce repetitive work, while their AI-First Learning Platform centralises knowledge, automates training, and boosts engagement with interactive learning experiences. With teams in Stockholm, London, and New York, Sana Labs is dedicated to transforming how we work and learn.

Founded Date:

2016

Stage:

Late Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

14

VC firms over the last

90

days

Retell AI, co-founded by Evie Wang, provides a platform for companies to create AI-powered "voice agents" that answer customer phone calls and perform tasks like scheduling appointments. By using advanced large language models and speech synthesis, Retell AI helps businesses reduce costs and improve efficiency. Retell AI has already attracted hundreds of customers, demonstrating significant potential in the growing contact centre AI market.

Founded Date:

2022

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

10

VC firms over the last

90

days

Poolside is an AI platform dedicated to unlocking humanity's potential by pursuing Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) for software creation. Founded by Jason Warner and Eiso Kant, Poolside focuses on building specific capabilities rather than a general-purpose approach, providing foundational concepts and infrastructure for developers. The platform aims to streamline the path to AGI and empower users to harness the power of software creation and understand future systems.

Founded Date:

2023

Stage:

Late Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

9

VC firms over the last

90

days

Jonathan Unikowski is currently building a stealth startup in San Francisco. Previously, he led product engineering at Replit, launching AI-assisted coding features and the first GPT model as a full-project generator in an IDE. At Berbix, he served as VP of Engineering, driving team growth and developing identity verification systems. He also founded Lexloci Inc, creating AI to reduce legal research costs.

Founded Date:

2024

Stage:

Pre-Launch

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

N/A

Total Amount Raised:

$

N/A

Attracting interest from

7

VC firms over the last

90

days

ZML is building a next generation inference engine with total integrability, peak performance on a wide range of chips and exceptional developer experience, from edge to backend.

Founded Date:

2023

Stage:

Bootstrapped

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

N/A

Total Amount Raised:

$

N/A

Attracting interest from

7

VC firms over the last

90

days

Roboflow's developer tools empower teams to build computer vision models faster and more accurately. By replacing ad-hoc code with production infrastructure, Roboflow enables versioned datasets for any framework and eliminates common errors that reduce model performance. Founded in January 2020, Roboflow simplifies the process from data labelling to model training, making computer vision accessible to developers of all skill levels. Supported by industry-leading investors, including Craft Ventures and Y Combinator.

Founded Date:

2019

Stage:

Growth Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

7

VC firms over the last

90

days

Aethir's Decentralised Cloud Infrastructure (DCI) unbinds the AI and gaming industry from the constraints of traditional cloud providers. By making complex cloud resources more accessible, Aethir enables higher GPU utilisation, leading to advanced AI applications and gaming experiences. Backed by Nvidia, Aethir aims to democratise access to GPU computing power, creating a more efficient and open ecosystem for developers and users alike.

Founded Date:

2021

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

N/A

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

6

VC firms over the last

90

days

EyeTell, founded by YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley, is revolutionising content creation with AI. The startup uses artificial intelligence to generate text, images, music, audio, and video, focusing on short-form video content. Recently, EyeTell secured seed funding led by A-Star Capital and SV Angel. EyeTell aims to become a major player in the generative AI landscape, blending Hurley's expertise with innovative technology to transform digital storytelling.

Founded Date:

2023

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

N/A

Total Amount Raised:

$

N/A

Attracting interest from

6

VC firms over the last

90

days

Ross Taylor, former Meta research engineer, has launched a new stealth startup focused on deep learning in data-scarce domains. At Meta, he led teams in FAIR and GenAI, developing large language models for scientific applications and creating Papers with Code. With a rich background, including co-founding Atlas ML (acquired by Facebook), Taylor aims to revolutionise data-constrained AI, tackling domain-specific challenges to unlock new scientific possibilities.

Founded Date:

2024

Stage:

Pre-Launch

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

N/A

Total Amount Raised:

$

N/A

Attracting interest from

4

VC firms over the last

90

days

OctoAI simplifies the process of running, tuning, and scaling AI models with its new platform, OctoStack. This end-to-end solution allows companies to deploy generative AI models in private clouds, whether on-premises or with major vendors like AWS, Google, and Microsoft. By optimising models for various hardware, OctoAI makes it easier for enterprises to adopt and manage AI technologies securely and efficiently.

Founded Date:

2019

Stage:

Late Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

3

VC firms over the last

90

days

Claim is a social app that allows users to earn and trade rewards with friends while shopping at their favourite brands. Users can earn cash back, exchange rewards, and redeem them together. Recently, Claim raised $4 million in seed funding led by Sequoia Capital. Founded by Sam Obletz and Tap Stephenson, the app focuses on real-world value and communal experiences, transforming consumer rewards into a social, multiplayer experience.

Founded Date:

2021

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

3

VC firms over the last

90

days

Gameram is a social ecosystem for the 3.34 billion gamers worldwide, addressing the 40% who struggle to socialise about games. This mobile app, founded by Philipp Gladkov and Oleg, enables players to find friends, join communities, and share gaming experiences. Gameram offers tools for profile sharing, friend recommendations, and game-specific communities, fostering genuine connections among gamers.

Founded Date:

2020

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

3

VC firms over the last

90

days

Quantic, founded by Grant Margerum and Garrett Graves, is a cutting-edge data platform for sales teams. It monitors accounts and surfaces personalised buying signals, enabling reps to reach the right people with the right message at the right time. By eliminating tedious data work, Quantic allows sales reps to focus on selling, enhancing efficiency and pipeline building.

Founded Date:

2023

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

N/A

Total Amount Raised:

$

N/A

Attracting interest from

48

VC firms over the last

90

days

Daylight Computer is redefining the tech industry by prioritising well-being over traditional corporate values. Founded by Anjan Katta, the company aims to revive the idealistic spirit of early personal computing. Their flagship product, the Daylight DC1 tablet, features a unique monochrome screen designed for outdoor use and promotes meaningful interactions free from distractions. Daylight Computer is committed to creating technology that encourages reading, writing, and thoughtful engagement, steering away from the addictive behaviours.

Founded Date:

2022

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

19

VC firms over the last

90

days

Unsloth AI is an innovative startup dedicated to making AI more accessible to everyone. Their primary product, Unsloth, significantly accelerates the fine-tuning of large language models (LLMs) by 2.2 times while reducing VRAM usage by 62%. By employing advanced techniques, Unsloth enhances training efficiency and performance. It is compatible with NVIDIA, Intel, and AMD GPUs, allowing users to utilise their existing hardware. With Unsloth, training AI models becomes quicker, easier, and less resource-intensive.

Founded Date:

2023

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

16

VC firms over the last

90

days

Sana Labs, founded in 2016, combines artificial intelligence with human intelligence to enhance workplace efficiency and learning. Their AI Assistant integrates with company apps to streamline tasks and reduce repetitive work, while their AI-First Learning Platform centralises knowledge, automates training, and boosts engagement with interactive learning experiences. With teams in Stockholm, London, and New York, Sana Labs is dedicated to transforming how we work and learn.

Founded Date:

2016

Stage:

Late Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

14

VC firms over the last

90

days

Retell AI, co-founded by Evie Wang, provides a platform for companies to create AI-powered "voice agents" that answer customer phone calls and perform tasks like scheduling appointments. By using advanced large language models and speech synthesis, Retell AI helps businesses reduce costs and improve efficiency. Retell AI has already attracted hundreds of customers, demonstrating significant potential in the growing contact centre AI market.

Founded Date:

2022

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

10

VC firms over the last

90

days

Poolside is an AI platform dedicated to unlocking humanity's potential by pursuing Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) for software creation. Founded by Jason Warner and Eiso Kant, Poolside focuses on building specific capabilities rather than a general-purpose approach, providing foundational concepts and infrastructure for developers. The platform aims to streamline the path to AGI and empower users to harness the power of software creation and understand future systems.

Founded Date:

2023

Stage:

Late Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

9

VC firms over the last

90

days

Jonathan Unikowski is currently building a stealth startup in San Francisco. Previously, he led product engineering at Replit, launching AI-assisted coding features and the first GPT model as a full-project generator in an IDE. At Berbix, he served as VP of Engineering, driving team growth and developing identity verification systems. He also founded Lexloci Inc, creating AI to reduce legal research costs.

Founded Date:

2024

Stage:

Pre-Launch

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

N/A

Total Amount Raised:

$

N/A

Attracting interest from

7

VC firms over the last

90

days

ZML is building a next generation inference engine with total integrability, peak performance on a wide range of chips and exceptional developer experience, from edge to backend.

Founded Date:

2023

Stage:

Bootstrapped

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

N/A

Total Amount Raised:

$

N/A

Attracting interest from

7

VC firms over the last

90

days

Roboflow's developer tools empower teams to build computer vision models faster and more accurately. By replacing ad-hoc code with production infrastructure, Roboflow enables versioned datasets for any framework and eliminates common errors that reduce model performance. Founded in January 2020, Roboflow simplifies the process from data labelling to model training, making computer vision accessible to developers of all skill levels. Supported by industry-leading investors, including Craft Ventures and Y Combinator.

Founded Date:

2019

Stage:

Growth Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

7

VC firms over the last

90

days

Aethir's Decentralised Cloud Infrastructure (DCI) unbinds the AI and gaming industry from the constraints of traditional cloud providers. By making complex cloud resources more accessible, Aethir enables higher GPU utilisation, leading to advanced AI applications and gaming experiences. Backed by Nvidia, Aethir aims to democratise access to GPU computing power, creating a more efficient and open ecosystem for developers and users alike.

Founded Date:

2021

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

N/A

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

6

VC firms over the last

90

days

EyeTell, founded by YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley, is revolutionising content creation with AI. The startup uses artificial intelligence to generate text, images, music, audio, and video, focusing on short-form video content. Recently, EyeTell secured seed funding led by A-Star Capital and SV Angel. EyeTell aims to become a major player in the generative AI landscape, blending Hurley's expertise with innovative technology to transform digital storytelling.

Founded Date:

2023

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

N/A

Total Amount Raised:

$

N/A

Attracting interest from

6

VC firms over the last

90

days

Ross Taylor, former Meta research engineer, has launched a new stealth startup focused on deep learning in data-scarce domains. At Meta, he led teams in FAIR and GenAI, developing large language models for scientific applications and creating Papers with Code. With a rich background, including co-founding Atlas ML (acquired by Facebook), Taylor aims to revolutionise data-constrained AI, tackling domain-specific challenges to unlock new scientific possibilities.

Founded Date:

2024

Stage:

Pre-Launch

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

N/A

Total Amount Raised:

$

N/A

Attracting interest from

4

VC firms over the last

90

days

OctoAI simplifies the process of running, tuning, and scaling AI models with its new platform, OctoStack. This end-to-end solution allows companies to deploy generative AI models in private clouds, whether on-premises or with major vendors like AWS, Google, and Microsoft. By optimising models for various hardware, OctoAI makes it easier for enterprises to adopt and manage AI technologies securely and efficiently.

Founded Date:

2019

Stage:

Late Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

3

VC firms over the last

90

days

Claim is a social app that allows users to earn and trade rewards with friends while shopping at their favourite brands. Users can earn cash back, exchange rewards, and redeem them together. Recently, Claim raised $4 million in seed funding led by Sequoia Capital. Founded by Sam Obletz and Tap Stephenson, the app focuses on real-world value and communal experiences, transforming consumer rewards into a social, multiplayer experience.

Founded Date:

2021

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

3

VC firms over the last

90

days

Gameram is a social ecosystem for the 3.34 billion gamers worldwide, addressing the 40% who struggle to socialise about games. This mobile app, founded by Philipp Gladkov and Oleg, enables players to find friends, join communities, and share gaming experiences. Gameram offers tools for profile sharing, friend recommendations, and game-specific communities, fostering genuine connections among gamers.

Founded Date:

2020

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

3

VC firms over the last

90

days

Quantic, founded by Grant Margerum and Garrett Graves, is a cutting-edge data platform for sales teams. It monitors accounts and surfaces personalised buying signals, enabling reps to reach the right people with the right message at the right time. By eliminating tedious data work, Quantic allows sales reps to focus on selling, enhancing efficiency and pipeline building.

Founded Date:

2023

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

N/A

Total Amount Raised:

$

N/A

Attracting interest from

48

VC firms over the last

90

days

Daylight Computer is redefining the tech industry by prioritising well-being over traditional corporate values. Founded by Anjan Katta, the company aims to revive the idealistic spirit of early personal computing. Their flagship product, the Daylight DC1 tablet, features a unique monochrome screen designed for outdoor use and promotes meaningful interactions free from distractions. Daylight Computer is committed to creating technology that encourages reading, writing, and thoughtful engagement, steering away from the addictive behaviours.

Founded Date:

2022

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

19

VC firms over the last

90

days

Unsloth AI is an innovative startup dedicated to making AI more accessible to everyone. Their primary product, Unsloth, significantly accelerates the fine-tuning of large language models (LLMs) by 2.2 times while reducing VRAM usage by 62%. By employing advanced techniques, Unsloth enhances training efficiency and performance. It is compatible with NVIDIA, Intel, and AMD GPUs, allowing users to utilise their existing hardware. With Unsloth, training AI models becomes quicker, easier, and less resource-intensive.

Founded Date:

2023

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

16

VC firms over the last

90

days

Sana Labs, founded in 2016, combines artificial intelligence with human intelligence to enhance workplace efficiency and learning. Their AI Assistant integrates with company apps to streamline tasks and reduce repetitive work, while their AI-First Learning Platform centralises knowledge, automates training, and boosts engagement with interactive learning experiences. With teams in Stockholm, London, and New York, Sana Labs is dedicated to transforming how we work and learn.

Founded Date:

2016

Stage:

Late Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

14

VC firms over the last

90

days

Retell AI, co-founded by Evie Wang, provides a platform for companies to create AI-powered "voice agents" that answer customer phone calls and perform tasks like scheduling appointments. By using advanced large language models and speech synthesis, Retell AI helps businesses reduce costs and improve efficiency. Retell AI has already attracted hundreds of customers, demonstrating significant potential in the growing contact centre AI market.

Founded Date:

2022

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

10

VC firms over the last

90

days

Poolside is an AI platform dedicated to unlocking humanity's potential by pursuing Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) for software creation. Founded by Jason Warner and Eiso Kant, Poolside focuses on building specific capabilities rather than a general-purpose approach, providing foundational concepts and infrastructure for developers. The platform aims to streamline the path to AGI and empower users to harness the power of software creation and understand future systems.

Founded Date:

2023

Stage:

Late Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

9

VC firms over the last

90

days

Jonathan Unikowski is currently building a stealth startup in San Francisco. Previously, he led product engineering at Replit, launching AI-assisted coding features and the first GPT model as a full-project generator in an IDE. At Berbix, he served as VP of Engineering, driving team growth and developing identity verification systems. He also founded Lexloci Inc, creating AI to reduce legal research costs.

Founded Date:

2024

Stage:

Pre-Launch

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

N/A

Total Amount Raised:

$

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Attracting interest from

7

VC firms over the last

90

days

ZML is building a next generation inference engine with total integrability, peak performance on a wide range of chips and exceptional developer experience, from edge to backend.

Founded Date:

2023

Stage:

Bootstrapped

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

N/A

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$

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Attracting interest from

7

VC firms over the last

90

days

Roboflow's developer tools empower teams to build computer vision models faster and more accurately. By replacing ad-hoc code with production infrastructure, Roboflow enables versioned datasets for any framework and eliminates common errors that reduce model performance. Founded in January 2020, Roboflow simplifies the process from data labelling to model training, making computer vision accessible to developers of all skill levels. Supported by industry-leading investors, including Craft Ventures and Y Combinator.

Founded Date:

2019

Stage:

Growth Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

7

VC firms over the last

90

days

Aethir's Decentralised Cloud Infrastructure (DCI) unbinds the AI and gaming industry from the constraints of traditional cloud providers. By making complex cloud resources more accessible, Aethir enables higher GPU utilisation, leading to advanced AI applications and gaming experiences. Backed by Nvidia, Aethir aims to democratise access to GPU computing power, creating a more efficient and open ecosystem for developers and users alike.

Founded Date:

2021

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

N/A

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

6

VC firms over the last

90

days

EyeTell, founded by YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley, is revolutionising content creation with AI. The startup uses artificial intelligence to generate text, images, music, audio, and video, focusing on short-form video content. Recently, EyeTell secured seed funding led by A-Star Capital and SV Angel. EyeTell aims to become a major player in the generative AI landscape, blending Hurley's expertise with innovative technology to transform digital storytelling.

Founded Date:

2023

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

N/A

Total Amount Raised:

$

N/A

Attracting interest from

6

VC firms over the last

90

days

Ross Taylor, former Meta research engineer, has launched a new stealth startup focused on deep learning in data-scarce domains. At Meta, he led teams in FAIR and GenAI, developing large language models for scientific applications and creating Papers with Code. With a rich background, including co-founding Atlas ML (acquired by Facebook), Taylor aims to revolutionise data-constrained AI, tackling domain-specific challenges to unlock new scientific possibilities.

Founded Date:

2024

Stage:

Pre-Launch

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

N/A

Total Amount Raised:

$

N/A

Attracting interest from

4

VC firms over the last

90

days

OctoAI simplifies the process of running, tuning, and scaling AI models with its new platform, OctoStack. This end-to-end solution allows companies to deploy generative AI models in private clouds, whether on-premises or with major vendors like AWS, Google, and Microsoft. By optimising models for various hardware, OctoAI makes it easier for enterprises to adopt and manage AI technologies securely and efficiently.

Founded Date:

2019

Stage:

Late Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

3

VC firms over the last

90

days

Claim is a social app that allows users to earn and trade rewards with friends while shopping at their favourite brands. Users can earn cash back, exchange rewards, and redeem them together. Recently, Claim raised $4 million in seed funding led by Sequoia Capital. Founded by Sam Obletz and Tap Stephenson, the app focuses on real-world value and communal experiences, transforming consumer rewards into a social, multiplayer experience.

Founded Date:

2021

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

3

VC firms over the last

90

days

Gameram is a social ecosystem for the 3.34 billion gamers worldwide, addressing the 40% who struggle to socialise about games. This mobile app, founded by Philipp Gladkov and Oleg, enables players to find friends, join communities, and share gaming experiences. Gameram offers tools for profile sharing, friend recommendations, and game-specific communities, fostering genuine connections among gamers.

Founded Date:

2020

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

Total Amount Raised:

$

Attracting interest from

3

VC firms over the last

90

days

Quantic, founded by Grant Margerum and Garrett Graves, is a cutting-edge data platform for sales teams. It monitors accounts and surfaces personalised buying signals, enabling reps to reach the right people with the right message at the right time. By eliminating tedious data work, Quantic allows sales reps to focus on selling, enhancing efficiency and pipeline building.

Founded Date:

2023

Stage:

Early Stage

Last Fundraising Amount:

$

N/A

Total Amount Raised:

$

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