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AIthority: 15 Top Women Entrepreneurs in AI





It is no new knowledge that start-ups in Artificial Intelligence are male bastions. At a time when gender equality is increasingly becoming the buzzword, gradually more women are creatively leveraging AI and Machine Learning in their businesses. Here are some promising women entrepreneurs and leaders who either offer AI-powered solutions or deploy machine learning in their firms in an innovative fashion.


1. Annie Tao is the Vice President of Operations and Co-Founder of Horizon Robotics. The company manufactures chips for Artificial Intelligence Solutions and is worth over $700. It recently drew crucial funds from Chinese and South Korean firms. Tao had previously worked with the US and Chinese tech giants like Google and Baidu.


2. Maha Achour is the CEO and Co-Founder of Metawave which provides radar and wireless technology that power autonomous vehicles. Achour has 20 years of experience in both public and entrepreneurial start-up companies in the RF, wireless, optics and networking industries.


3. Cynthia Breazeal is the Founder and Chief Scientist of Jibo, a personal robotics company. She founded Personal Robots Group and had worked a lot on social robots. Importantly she is an Associate Professor at MIT.


4. Ruxandra Pui is the Co-founder and Product Manager of Digitail. Her company offers AI-powered practice management software for veterinary clinics. Pui is a web developer, IT expert and a start-up enthusiast.


5. Lisa Falzone is the CEO and Co-Founder of Athena Security. Athena’s has an artificial intelligence platform that recognize and thwart cybersecurity challenges. Falzone was also the co-founder of Revel Systems, an iPad based point of sales system.


6. Yuka Kojima Co-founded Fove Inc. It is branded as the first consumer-friendly priced VR headset with complete eye-tracking technology. She was previously a game designer with Sony.


7. Neeti Mehta Shukla is the Co-founder, Senior Vice President Brand Strategy and Culture Architect of Automation Anywhere. The company flaunts the world’s most deployed RPA. The company had attracted funds worth $550 million from investors including Goldman Sachs.


8. Abi Ramanan is the Co-founder and CEO of ImpactVision is a machine learning company that provides information about the quality of foods with the help of hyperspectral imaging. The company helps to reduce wastage, maximise yields and improve quality.


9. Yuliya Raquel is the Co-founder and CEO at COUTURME and is basically a fashion designer. Her company uses automation technology, 3D, AI, machine learning, and XR for sustainable mass production for garments and apparels. She had c0-founded Tailornova and BootstrapFashion.


10. Aba Schubert is the CEO and Co-Founder of Dorae. It is a global blockchain-enabled physical commodities cloud that works to secure the flow of information accompanying raw materials. She is also the co-founder of the Aethel Group, a global enterprise with businesses in alternative asset management and financial services, mining and technology.


11. Pae Natwilai is the Co-founder of TRIK. The UK-based company uses drones and machine learning to obtain photos and turn them into digital 3D models. She is well-known for her drone software innovations.


12. Andrea Higuera Araque is the Co-founder of Yask Columbia, a global community of native speakers paired with AI and gamification. Yask offers real-time translations and proofreading. Araque was previously into Product Management of operational and mobile-based services.


13. Ming Zhao, is the CEO of Proven Skincare which uses machine learning algorithms to customize cosmetics based on people’s skin and the ingredients.


14. Laura Gomez is the Founder, CEO of Atipica which is an inclusive AI platform for talent lifecycle. It helps companies find the right candidates. The AI technology even gives suggestions and visualises the skillsets of available candidates.


15. Anita Finnegan is the CEO & Founder of Nova Leah which deals with Medical Device Cybersecurity. It provides risk assessment solutions for connected medical devices.

As of today, only 28 % of start-ups in Silicon Valley have a female founder. On the other hand, Gartner predicts that the business value created by AI will reach $3.9T in 2022. The possible cut one can take from the industry might by itself be an encouragement for more women entrepreneurs to step into the tech business.

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