The House, Google’s Gradient Ventures and machine learning researchers from UC Berkeley have teamed up to launch [email protected] House, an artificial intelligence innovation hub at the university that includes an AI accelerator. The accelerator will help AI-focused companies with thought leadership, venture funding and provide engineer office hours and co-hosting events. Investments in the accelerator companies will reach up to $120,000, and companies are eligible for additional investment from The House. Any company with at least one UC Berkeley affiliated founder on the team is eligible to apply.
Google launched Gradient Ventures in mid-2017 as an independent investment vehicle to focus on early-stage AI startups.
Since late 2015, The House has backed more than 50 startups and about one-third of its investments have been AI companies, the largest single partition of its portfolio.
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