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The Israeli Generative AI startup Panorama (Sep 2023)

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The Israeli Generative AI startup Panorama (Sep 2023)

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* This put up was written by Kevin Baxpehler, Amit Revivo and Eze Vidra, and initially revealed in Calcaslist on September twenty first, 2023.

A lot has occurred within the generative AI area globally, and in Israel since we revealed the earlier model of the Israeli generative AI panorama, again nearly precisely 5 months in the past. We’ve seen new foundational fashions, open supply LLMs and all types of recent firms constructing the co-pilots for each class. The expertise is advancing at a wide ranging tempo and it’s sufficient to take a look at Hugging Face’s LLM leaderboard to know that generative AI is way more than simply ChatGPT. To this point in 2023, generative AI startups raised $16 billion, in response to Dealroom.

Previously 5 months, the variety of Israeli Gen AI associated startups in Israel has greater than doubled from 67 to 144 firms included within the present panorama under. The whole quantity raised by Israeli generative AI startups up to now has reached $2.3 billion, a 2.5x improve in comparison with April this 12 months (This isn’t all new funding, as we added firms that had been established prior however weren’t on our first panorama). Israeli startups had been largely ‘skipped’ within the mega rounds that occurred on this area. The biggest spherical up to now in Israeli generative belongs to AI21 Labs, which not too long ago raised $155 million sequence C. (Supply: SNC, IVC, public information and Remagine Ventures’ information)

The Israel generative AI startup panorama (September 2023)

At Remagine Ventures, we’ve been occupied with instruments for content material creation, distribution and monesation from day one. Whereas we known as it ‘Artificial media’, or ‘Inventive Automation’, we made our first generative AI funding in 2019, writing the primary cheque for Hour One, the corporate constructing foundational fashions for textual content to video primarily based on human and animated avatars. We’ve since invested in 6 extra startups within the generative AI area, primarily on the intersection with leisure and gaming. For instance, Munch, offering automated vertical video clips from lengthy kind content material or KwaKwa, the most recent product by Piggy, powering communities. Our most up-to-date funding in June this 12 months has been Playo, an organization growing foundational fashions to energy full sport experiences created from a textual content immediate.

We consider that Israeli founders have the mandatory elements to achieve success within the generative AI area: 

  • Expertise –  the power of AI and ML expertise (coming from each Academia and tech navy models akin to 8200, has earned Israel a spot as one of many prime 10 AI hubs globally (supply; Tortoise media)
  • Multidisciplinarity – Israeli startups are making use of generative AI on an excellent vary of fields, from cybersecurity to well being, gaming, ect and founders aren’t afraid to disrupt previous industries 
  • Tradition – Israeli founders profit from a ‘lack of disregard to the unattainable’, and are rooted in a tradition of problem-solving, resilience, and flexibility.

Whereas Gartner confirmed that generative AI has reached the height of the hype cycle for rising applied sciences, at Remagine Ventures we consider that LLMs and generative AI applied sciences are sport changers which have the potential to alter complete verticals and that enormous firms shall be constructed on this area. We’re excited to proceed to be the primary backers of Israeli founders re-inventing the longer term with generative AI and see thrilling alternatives in vertical SaaS (co-pilots for particular industries), activity oriented fashions, and tooling for low-code/no-code gen AI primarily based functions. You’ll be able to learn extra about our areas of curiosity in our weblog, VC Cafe or by way of the Remagine Ventures Pulse, our month-to-month publication. 

Housekeeping:

  • See an organization lacking? Scan the QR code on the panorama and select the primary choice to add brand and many others – we are going to publish a brand new model quickly.
  • The Generative AI panorama has additionally been added to our VC Cafe panorama assortment.
Eze is managing companion of Remagine Ventures, a seed fund investing in bold founders on the intersection of tech, leisure, gaming and commerce with a highlight on Israel.

I am a former normal companion at google ventures, head of Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe and founding head of Campus London, Google’s first bodily hub for startups.

I am additionally the founding father of Techbikers, a non-profit bringing collectively the startup ecosystem on biking challenges in help of Room to Learn. Since inception in 2012 we have constructed 11 colleges and 50 libraries within the growing world.

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