- Artificial intelligence is one of the buzziest technologies of the past 20 years.
- Since 2000, investors have poured roughly $407 billion into AI startups, per data from PitchBook.
- In that time frame, the top 12 VC firms most active in early-stage AI investing by deal count have collectively closed a total of 708 Series A and B rounds, according to the data analytics firm.
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Over the past two decades, artificial intelligence has quickly become one of the most buzzy technologies.
Giants like IBM have doubled-down on AI-backed offerings, while a rush of startups have emerged that are trying to use the tech to overhaul operations ranging from stocking shelves to supply chain negotiations.
Along with that has come a bonanza of venture capital funding that has created so-called unicorns like Indigo Ag, UiPath, and SenseTime. In the past 20 years, investors have poured