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Benson Hill Biosystems Named to the 2018 AI 100


CB Insights named Benson Hill Biosystems to the prestigious Artificial Intelligence (AI) 100, a select group of promising private companies working on groundbreaking artificial intelligence technology. CB Insights CEO and co-founder Anand Sanwal will reveal the full list of the second annual AI 100 companies at the A-ha! Conference in San Francisco.

“This year’s list was culled from 1000 plus applications and looks even more impressive. These are companies using artificial intelligence in industries from drug discovery and cybersecurity to robotics and legal tech. I’m happy that CB Insights is able to shine a light on the founders and companies that will revolutionize these industries and look forward to seeing what they do in 2018 and beyond,” says CB Insights CEO Anand Sanwal.

“Despite the potential to have massive impact on people and our planet, the application of AI has been lagging in agriculture relative to other industries,” says Matthew Crisp, CEO and co-founder of Benson Hill Biosystems. “Our platform combines the power of AI and biological knowledge to tap the natural genetic diversity of plants and open a new era of innovation to modernize our food system. We’re honored to receive this award recognizing the importance of AI technology to address a need as critical as sustainable food production.”

The CB Insights research team selected the AI 100 companies based on criteria, examining company-submitted data and the company’s Mosaic Score. The Mosaic Score, based on CB Insights’ National Science Foundation-funded algorithm, measures the overall health and growth potential of private companies. Through this statistically-driven approach, the Mosaic Score can help predict a company’s momentum, market health and financial viability.

Benson Hill joins companies such as Zoox, Shield AI, Zest Finance, Dynamic Yield, Appier, and CognitiveScale being recognized for their innovative technology in front of an audience of 400 senior innovation executives from around the world and news outlets including The Financial Times, CNBC, Reuters, Bloomberg and the Washington Post.

Benson Hill’s CropOS revolutionary crop design platform combines the most advanced data analytics and biological knowledge with cloud-based computing, an intersection of disciplines known as cloud biology, to empower organizations to develop food and ingredients with better flavor, nutrition and environmental sustainability.

CropOS uses AI to improve with every data set, enhancing the platform’s ability to predict biological outcomes and accelerate product development. Benson Hill has developed eleven partnerships with established and emerging companies across the food and agriculture value chain, spanning ten crops and four continents.