The top 12 VC firms most actively investing in early-stage AI startups

  • 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 roughly $407 billion into AI startups, per data firm PitchBook. 

Since 2000, 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 research from the data analytics firm provided to Business Insider (the rounds that fit PitchBook’s criteria for “early-stage”). 

Below is a snapshot of each of the dozen firms, including well-known names like Andreessen Horowitz, Intel Capital, and GV. 

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