Although investment in AI startups has been increasing year-over-year since at least 2019, it can still be difficult for startups to find investors, particularly ones who are compatible with the goals and mission of the startup. At ODSC East’s AI Startup Showcase, early-stage startups will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with up to 10 investors for 20 minutes, creating the opportunity for you to get valuable experience pitching your company and possibly securing a meeting to continue the discussion after the conference. Check out just a few of the participating Venture Capital companies below.

Battery Ventures

Battery Ventures was founded in 1983, which today has offices in six locations: Boston, Menlo Park, San Francisco, London, New York City, and Herzliya. Since its founding Battery has raised more than $9 billion. It has also identified four core areas of focus: consumer, application software, industrial tech, and infrastructure software. To support the companies they invest in, Battery Ventures has developed expertise in areas such as “recruiting and human resources; branding and communications; business development; scaling IT infrastructure; and growth and leadership.” With approximately 400 companies in its portfolio, Battery Ventures has helped many startups become successful. A few of the AI startups they currently partner with include Arize AI, Datadog, Databricks, Dataiku, and Influxdata. You can learn more about the company here

B Capital Group

With offices in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Beijing, Hong Kong, and Singapore, the B Capital Group operates on a global scale to find and invest in startups that have the potential to transform traditional industries. One of their areas of expertise is helping founders establish partnerships with the industry leaders of today. A few of their companies include Appify, Clari, DataRobot, and Yalo.  Learn more about B Capital Group here.  

Foundational Capital 

Founded in 1995, Foundational Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm, whose portfolio includes industry-changing companies, such as Netflix. Foundational Capital’s team comes from a wide variety of backgrounds and expertise that gives them a unique perspective. With a strong emphasis on the importance of relationships, the team at Foundation Capital commits all their skills and energy to helping their companies succeed. Companies included in their portfolio include Guardian Analytics, Localytics, MobileIron, and OnePulse. You can learn more about Foundational Capital here.

IA Ventures

IA Ventures was founded in 2010 and focuses on investing in software startups. Over the last 12 years, IA Ventures has backed 100+ companies, including Flatiron Health, DataRobot, Komodo Health, and Datadog. Learn more about IA Ventures here.  

Register for ODSC AI Startup Showcase

If you are an early-stage startup and are interested in participating in the AI Startup Showcase at ODSC East 2022 from April 19th-21st in Boston, you can find more information on the event here, as well as directions on how to apply.