NVIDIA’s AI Startup Acceleration Platform Surpasses 8,500 Mark

Since the launch, the platform has grown more than tenfold.
NVIDIA Inception


Launched in 2016, NVIDIA Inception, an acceleration platform for AI startups has now surpassed 8,500 members. It now accounts for about two-thirds of the total number of AI startups worldwide, as per Pitchbook. NVIDIA Inception is one of the largest AI startup ecosystems in the world with cumulative funding of $60 billion and has members in 90 countries.

Since the launch, the platform has grown more than tenfold. The member count increased 17 percent just in the first half of 2021. More than 3,000 AI startups have joined NVIDIA Inception post 2020. 


Sign up for your weekly dose of what's up in emerging technology.

In the country wise breakup, the United States accounts for the highest number of AI startups (representing 27 percent), and also the largest amount of cumulative funding ($27 billion), under the NVIDIA program. As much as 42 percent of these US-based startups are operating out of California.

China follows the US, both in terms of funding and company stage. 12 percent of NVIDIA Inception members are based on China. India is ranked third (7 percent) and the United Kingdom comes fourth (6 percent). The four countries together account for over half of all the startups on NVIDIA Inception’s platform. Startups from Germany, Russia, France, Sweden, Netherlands, Korea and Japan are also incubated under the NVIDIA platform.

In terms of sectors, healthcare, IT services, media and entertainment, intelligent video analytics (IVA), and robotics make up the top five under NVIDIA Inception. AI startups in healthcare account for 16 percent of Inception members, followed by IT at 15 percent. AI startups in IVA make up 8 percent, with M&E and robotics AI startups tied at 7 percent.

More Great AIM Stories

Shraddha Goled
I am a technology journalist with AIM. I write stories focused on the AI landscape in India and around the world with a special interest in analysing its long term impact on individuals and societies. Reach out to me at shraddha.goled@analyticsindiamag.com.

Our Upcoming Events

Conference, in-person (Bangalore)
MachineCon 2022
24th Jun

Conference, Virtual
Deep Learning DevCon 2022
30th Jul

Conference, in-person (Bangalore)
Cypher 2022
21-23rd Sep

3 Ways to Join our Community

Discord Server

Stay Connected with a larger ecosystem of data science and ML Professionals

Telegram Channel

Discover special offers, top stories, upcoming events, and more.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get the latest updates from AIM