20 Best AI-Machine/Deep Learning Startups In Asia!

: October 22, 2018

20 Best Startups In Asia That Are Leading The AI/Machine Learning Industry!


Whether it's in big data/analytics, fintech/banking, biotech/healthcare, e-commerce, marketing/advertising, or from customer service and support, AI is finding wider usage in our daily lives and more & more companies are founded that are utilizing AI as the core of the business.




Unequivocally China leads the AI revolution among all asian nations. But other countries including Israel, Singapore, Japan, India etc. has introduced some great AI startups as well.


Here Is The List Of 20 Best AI Companies In Asia:


1. SenseTime:

SenseTime is a Chinese deep learning start-up that develops face recognition technology that can be applied to payment and picture analysis, which could be used, for instance, on bank card verification and security systems.

Location: Beijing, Beijing, China

Total Funding: $1B, in 4 funding rounds. as of Apr 9, 2018
Lead Investors: Qualcomm, CDH Investments, Alibaba Group & Sailing Capital
Market Valuation: $3B, on Apr 9, 2018


2. Mobvoi:


An AI company that developed Chinese voice recognition, natural language processing, and vertical search technology in-house. Mobvoi is the only firm in China equipped with its own Chinese voice recognition, semantic analytics, and search technologies.

Location: Beijing, Beijing, China

Total Funding: $252.7M, in 5 funding rounds
Lead Investors: SIG China, Google & Volkswagen Group


3. LeapMind:


LeapMind is a Deep Learning and FPGA solution. The company is carrying out research on original chip architectures in order to implement Neural Networks on a circuit with low power. The company develops technology for computation compression and distributed intelligence to run in a small computing environment.

Location: Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Total Funding: $14.7M, in 2 funding rounds (Oct 2017)
Lead Investors: Intel Capital & ITOCHU Technology Ventures
Valuation: $40M - $60M (Oct 2017)



4. iCarbonX:


iCarbonX is a China-based artificial intelligence platform for health data company that aims at building a ecosystem of digital life based on the combination of consumers’ big life data, internet and artificial intelligence. It combines genomics with other health factors such as metabolites, bacteria and lifestyle choices to create a digitalized form of life.

Location: Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Total Funding: $201.7M, in 2 funding rounds
Lead Investors: Tencent Holdings & China Bridge Capital
Valuation: $1B (Apr 13, 2016)

Acquisition: Acquired Imagu Vision Technologies on Sep 13, 2016


5. Appier:


Appier is a technology company which aims to provide artificial intelligence platform to help enterprises solve their business problems. It serves around 1,000 global brands and agencies from offices in 14 markets across Asia, including Taipei, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Osaka, Sydney, Ho Chi Minh City, Manila, Hong Kong, Mumbai, New Delhi, Jakarta, Seoul, and Bangkok.

Location: Taipei, T'ai-pei, Taiwan

Total Funding: $81.5M, in 4 funding rounds
Lead Investors: Sequoia Capital & Pavilion Capital
Valuation: $412.50M (Aug 29 2017)



6. UBTECH Robotics:


UBTECH Robotics is a global leader in developing intelligent humanoid robots that enhance the way people live, work, learn, and play. It's high-tech enterprise engaging in the R&D, manufacture, as well as promoting and popularizing robots around the world.

Location: Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Total Funding: $520M, in 3 funding rounds
Lead Investors: Qiming Venture Partners, Tencent Holdings & CDH Investments
Valuation: $3.6B (Nov 15, 2017)


7. TuSimple:


A Chinese startup in the autonomous truck industry that focuses on computer vision and artificial intelligence technology. It's lab team is based in San Diego, U.S. and our engineering and business teams are based in Beijing, China.

Location: Beijing, China

Total Funding: $83.1M, in 3 funding rounds
Lead investors: Sina, Sina Weibo, Composite Capital Management
Valuation: Unknown


8. ViSenze:


ViSenze is an artificial intelligence startup that develops advanced visual search and image recognition solutions to help businesses in eCommerce, mCommerce and online advertising. Using R&D in machine learning and computer vision technology, ViSenze can recommend visually similar items to online shoppers, either on e-commerce platforms when they browse or search by uploading a picture or on content publishers platforms like social media and video networks.

Location: Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

Total Funding: $14M, in 3 funding rounds
Lead Investors: WI Harper Group, Rakuten, Mastercard Start Path, Enspire Capital
Valuation: Unknown


9. CloudMinds:


CloudMinds is an operator of cloud-based systems for intelligent robots. It is the First Cloud Robots services company all of the world. The company concentrates on realizing a safe cloud computing network for intelligent robots, creating a large and mixed platform for machine learning, safe intelligent terminals, and researching the technologies of realizing robot controller in operations.

Location: Beijing, China

Total Funding: $131M, in 3 funding rounds
Lead Investors: N/A
Valuation: Undisclosed



10. Preferred Networks:


Preferred Networks, Inc. is an IOT company that implements Deep Intelligence throughout the Internet to integrate data from the physical and digital worlds. The company is also engaged in the research, development, and sales of computer software, hardware, and network aspects as well as solves problems in the areas of data analytics, edge-heavy computing, distributed intelligence, machine learning, deep learning, and computer vision activities.

Location: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan

Total Funding: $116.7M, in 5 funding rounds
Lead Investors: Mitsui & Co & Toyota Motor Corporation
Valuation: $300M (Dec 2015)


11. Cortica:


Cortica is a technology company developing leading computer vision AI. The company is backed by more than 200 patents. Its unique self-learning technology, backed by more than 200 patents, allows Cortica to develop multiple products that can read and understand images on a human level­–thereby significantly exceeding the capabilities of the major tech companies.


Location: Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

Total Funding: $69.4M, in 6 funding rounds
Lead Investors: Horizons Ventures & Mail.Ru Group
Valuation: Unknown


12. Deep Instinct:


Deep Instinct is the first company to apply deep learning to cybersecurity, offering unmatched zero-day attack protection. It develops a cybersecurity solution that provides on-device and real-time detection and prevention of zero-day threats and advanced persistent threat attacks for various mobile devices, endpoints, platforms, and operating systems.

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel

Total Funding: $32M, 1 funding round
Lead Investor: Columbus Nova Technology Partners
Valuation: Unknown


13. Logz.io:


Logz.io is an AI company that provides log management and log analysis services. The platform combines ELK as a cloud service and machine learning to derive new insights from machine data. It simplifies log analysis by using predictive analytics and machine-learning algorithms to find and predict critical events in the volumes of information that is now constantly generated in IT environments by servers, applications, and network devices.

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel

Total Funding: $46.9M, in 4 funding rounds
Lead Investors: 83North, Giza Venture Capital, OpenView


14. Zebra Medical Vision:


Zebra is an AI and Machine Learning company that develops a medical imaging research platform. Its platform provides imaging research solutions for clinicians; advanced learning and computer vision diagnostic algorithms for developers; and risk management and preventative care tools for healthcare providers.

Location: Shefayim, Israel

Total Funding: $20M, in funding rounds
Lead Investors: Khosla Ventures & Intermountain Healthcare
Valuation: Unknown


15. Active.ai:


Active Intelligence is a platform that enables financial institutions to deliver their services using Intuition and Automation over channels of engagement. It's platform connects consumers with their banks via micro conversation.

Location: Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

Total Funding: $11.8M, in 3 funding rounds
Lead Investors: Vertex Ventures, Dream Incubator & CreditEase


16. oBike:


oBike is a homegrown station-less smart bike-sharing company that built-in Bluetooth lock and can therefore be left anywhere at the end of a journey, not just at a docking station. oBike works on improving intelligent and convenient city life by developing world-wide open sharing short-distance traffic service platform.

Location: Singapore

Total Funding: $45M, in 2 funding rounds
Lead Investors: Grishin Robotics & Zhizhuo Capital


17. Anodot:


Anodot is a real time analytics & automated anomaly detection system that detects & turns outliers in time series data into valuable business insights. The company illuminates business blind spots with AI analytics, so you will never miss another revenue leak or brand-damaging incident.

Location: Ra'anana, HaMerkaz, Israel

Total Funding: $27.5M, in 4 funding rounds
Lead Investor: Redline Capital



18. Intuition Robotics:


Intuition Robotics is the creator of ElliQ™, the proactive social robot for older adults, designed to keep them active and engaged. Its AI cognitive computing technology, award-winning design, and intuitive interaction models provide a natural way for older adults to reap the benefits of technology without the need to master the tools.

Location: Ramat Gan, Tel Aviv, Israel

Total Funding: $22M, in 2 funding rounds
Lead Investor: Toyota AI Ventures


19. SigTuple:


SigTuple is an AI startup in the healthcare space that analyses medical images, scans and videos, which generates information and data to help diagnosis.

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Total Funding: $5.8M, in 4 funding rounds
Lead Investor: Accel Partners



20. DAYLI Financial Group:


DAYLI Financial Group is a leading Fintech company in Asia providing data tech solutions, digital wealth management, and lead-generation services.

Location: Seoul, South Korea

Total Funding: $97M in 4 funding rounds
Lead Investor: SBI Holdings
Investments: Made 2 investments in PeopleFund ($1.3M & $4.4M on Jul 31, 2015 & Jun 7, 2017 respectively)