INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT

Artificial Intelligence

Tap into the artificial intelligence industry—the world where tech and intelligence converge to shape the future.

Future revolution with AI

Although AI is still developing, it’s sure to become ubiquitous. Driven by tech advancements and a surge in intelligent solutions, AI is changing the way we live and work. With AI funds ramping up quickly, it spans many industries, revolutionizing job sectors and speeding up productivity. Thus, opportunities for AI startups are abundant within many industries like healthcare, retail, finance, etc.

At Waveup, we know how to propel your business growth and attract the necessary AI funding. Our expert team ensures in-depth industry analytics, assists in securing AI venture capital, crafts impeccable AI pitch decks, creates robust market entry strategies, and scouts for the best artificial intelligence M&A options.

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4x
The AI market is projected to quadruple by 2030.

 

9/10
Every ninth Android and Apple users use AI assistants.

Boosted by tech advances, the growth of data, and a growing demand for AI solutions
8/10

Almost 77% of today’s devices use AI technology.

8.4B

Forecasts indicate that there will be 8.4 billion AI-powered digital voice assistant units in the world by 2024.

83%

of financial services organizations are investing in AI.

VENTURE LANDSCAPE

In 2022, startups secured $94.1B in AI funds

 
Here are some of the top AI VC investments in 2022:

  • DeepMind, raised $1B
  • OpenAI, raised $1B
  • DataRobot, raised $550M
  • CrowdStrike, raised $1.1B
  • Palantir, raised $1.4B

Leading artificial intelligence venture capital funds

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WAVEUP VIEW

The challenges of AI startups

Navigating the dynamic landscape of the AI industry and securing AI funding require startups to be agile and ready to face different challenges.

Data privacy issues

It’s no secret that AI startups face obstacles related to data privacy, ethics, and bias in AI algorithms. And to ensure that AI systems are fair, transparent, and inclusive, AI startups need to implement robust data security measures and ethical AI practices.

Funding maze

Securing AI funds is not always a cakewalk. AI startups must know all the ropes about the industry while pitching to AI venture funds. And with a visually rich and insightful AI pitch deck that communicates a compelling investment narrative, their chances are rising high.

Tech integration

It’s pivotal for AI solutions to be seamlessly integrated into existing systems. AI startups must ensure that their services are compatible and scalable. And this requires a full understanding of various industries’ tech ecosystems and some specific operational nuances.

How we can help

Startups
Fundraising advisory

From diligent industry analysis to storytelling and financial forecasts, we’re helping founders crystallize and structure key business fundamentals and translate them into a compelling investment opportunity framed in a winning AI startup pitch deck.

Investors
Due diligence and portfolio support

Evaluating potential investments, conducting due diligence, and supporting portfolio companies on their new fundraising rounds.

Established companies
Growth hacking

Discovering market opportunities in the market and developing execution strategies to build actionable and scalable blueprints for growth.

WHO WE ARE

Unlocking your next stage of growth

Waveup is a leading global advisory empowering companies to fuel growth, attract investments, and secure strategic partnerships.

We turn data into business insights that drive results, helping companies excel in the competitive B2C and B2B spaces across 50+ verticals, discovering and catalizing opportunities for growth.

Our investment consulting services for AI startups

Market intelligence

Fundraising support

Pitch decks

Financial models

Investor research

Growth consulting

Go-to-market strategies

Marketing/sales materials

Design support

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FAQs

How attractive is the industry to potential AI investors?

The AI industry is increasingly attractive to artificial intelligence venture capital firms. It’s an innovative and rapidly developing sector with numerous opportunities for both startups and investors.

If you are an AI startup, how easy is it to raise funding today?

It’s not that easy to raise funding for AI startups nowadays due to challenges like rivalry and the industry’s capital-intensive nature.

How long does it take to create a pitch deck and financial model for an AI startup?

Usually, crafting a solid AI pitch deck and financial model takes about 2-3 weeks. In some cases, it may take one month, depending on our current workload and the project complexity. Thus, it would be more beneficial to discuss the timeline individually.

What are the key mistakes AI startups make in their pitch decks?

Lacking a strong investment story, clear market momentum, and insights into the founders’ choices can make AI pitch decks less attractive to potential investors.

How competitive is the AI market?

The AI market is increasingly competitive. The number of startups is growing every year while established players like Nvidia, OpenAI, and Microsoft are securing their positions.

What services do you provide for investors looking to invest or already investing in AI?

We assist in assessing potential investments through comprehensive due diligence and supporting the fundraising journeys of our partner funds’ portfolio companies.

Do you provide AI M&A support?

Definitely! Whether you need to identify AI M&A opportunities, create a CIM, or require a model for buy-side and sell-side deals, we are at your service.

Do you make intros to AI VCs?

Sure thing! We settle initial meet-ups with the potential VCs, assisting startups at every phase. We start by evaluating your project on team, product, and funding request criteria. We then ensure your smooth cooperation with AI venture capital firms before, during, and after the deal.

Do you have available data or research to purchase on the AI market?

Absolutely! Our analysts provide customized market intelligence on the AI market, including industry reports, competitive analysis, and market research, to set you up for success. We leverage reliable proprietary data sources to help you fully grasp the AI landscape, including the market’s size, diversity, and competition.

Which growth stage of companies have you worked with in the past?

We offer comprehensive growth and fundraising assistance to newcomers in the AI sector, guiding them seamlessly from the initial Pre-Seed phase all the way to Series C and beyond, leveraging our network and expertise to foster success and innovation at every step.

Start your growth journey with us

Stepping into the AI landscape? We know the way. From end-to-end fundraising support to outsourced M&A guidance and growth blueprinting, Waveup will help you accelerate your journey to success. Drop us your email, and let's talk!

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