CB Insights today named WellSaid Labs to its annual AI100 ranking, showcasing the 100 most promising private artificial intelligence companies in the world.
"This is the sixth year that CB Insights has recognized the most promising private artificial intelligence companies with the AI 100. This year's cohort spans 13 industries, working on everything from recycling plastic waste to improving hearing aids," said Brian Lee, SVP of CB Insights’ Intelligence Unit. "Last year's AI 100 companies had a remarkable run, raising more than $6 billion, including 20 mega-rounds worth more than $100 million each. We’re excited to watch the companies on this year’s list continue to grow and create products and services that meaningfully impact the world around them.”
“WellSaid Labs is extremely proud that CB Insights has again recognized our team as top in AI Media. This honor reflects WellSaid’s mission commitment to delivering the world’s highest quality AI voice for all by enabling content creators to easily generate engaging voice content for education, training and instructional videos for internal communications, consumer media and other creative business uses,” said Matt Hocking, CEO of WellSaid Labs.
Utilizing the CB Insights platform, the research team picked 100 private market vendors from a pool of over 7,000 companies, including applicants and nominees. They were chosen based on factors including R&D activity, proprietary Mosaic scores, market potential, business relationships, investor profile, news sentiment analysis, competitive landscape, team strength, and tech novelty. The research team also reviewed thousands of Analyst Briefings submitted by applicants.
In June 2020, WellSaid Labs' text-to-speech became the first to achieve human parity for naturalness on short audio clips across multiple voices. WellSaid Labs has rearchitected TTS to resolve business’ toughest content development problems and deliver an easy way for content creators — big or small — to develop all their desired content in one consistent voice. WellSaid Labs’ Voice Avatar library provides access to multiple read styles and tones anyone can use for their productions. Brands of all sizes can create their own AI Voice Avatars to spec — capturing the likeliness, style, and uniqueness of the voice needed to tell their stories the right way.
Quick facts on the 2022 AI 100:
(1) Equity funding and deals: Since 2017, the 2022 AI 100 cohort has raised $12 billion+ from 650 investors, across 300+ equity deals.
(2) Unicorns: There are 16 companies with $1 billion+ valuations on the list.
(3) Geographic distributions: Seventy-three of the selected companies are headquartered in the US. Eight of the winners are based in the UK, followed by five in Canada. Other countries represented in this year’s list include India, Sweden, China, and Germany.