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Mya Systems Named to the CB Insights 2018 AI 100 List


Mya Systems just had the honor of being named to CB Insights coveted AI 100 list! The venture capital database compiles the list to recognize “the 100 most promising private artificial intelligence companies in the world.”

The credit for this award goes to our world-class team at Mya Systems, and the groundbreaking work they’ve done to create the proprietary AI technology behind our virtual recruiter, Mya. When we envisioned Mya, we set out to build the best conversational AI solution to address the inefficiencies in recruiting and improve the experience for both job candidates and recruiters. I’m proud to say that in addition to this award, Mya Systems was also recently recognized by Bersin by Deloitte’s 2017 Disruptions Report,’s Top 10 Recruiting Tools, and Kairos Society’s K50. I’m grateful to be working alongside such talented people!

There are lots of great AI start-ups worldwide, so CB Insights had their work cut out for them in selecting 100 companies to name to the list. The organization narrowed the choices down by looking at data from over 1,000 applications and nominees and using what they call The Mosaic Score, an algorithm that measures the health and growth potential of those companies.

Here are some quick facts on the AI 100:

  • The 100 emerging private companies have raised $6.6B across 99 deals in 2017.
  • Applications of their technology include breakthroughs in fintech, digital health, auto tech, robotics, and much more.
  • More than 1,000 companies were nominated or applied and only 9% were selected.
  • Eleven AI 100 companies have reached a valuation of $1B or more.
  • Thirty-three companies on the list were also on the list for 2017, with 67 new companies making it for 2018.
  • Nine countries are represented among the AI 100 companies.

CB Insights CEO Anand Sanwal had this to say about the award, “Last year’s AI 100 enjoyed amazing success in the year since earning this recognition. 55 of them went on to raise additional funding nearing $2B and 5 were acquired. This year’s list was culled from 1000+ 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.”

You can see the entire AI 100 list here and if you don’t know Mya, you can learn more about her here.

About Mya

Mya is the leading conversational AI recruiter. The solution helps hiring teams scale their sourcing efforts, screen and shortlist large applicant pools, automate the scheduling process, provide onboarding and HR support, and deliver a world-class candidate and employee experience. Mya applies proprietary natural language and machine learning techniques to have open-ended, natural and dynamic conversations, gather deep candidate insights, and build trust and confidence with its users. The technology interacts with candidates through SMS, WhatsApp, and other messaging applications and can be embedded into your career site and application process. Mya is highly configurable, speaks multiple languages, and can be seamlessly integrated into your ATS, CRM, and calendar systems.

About Mya Systems

Formerly known as FirstJob, Mya Systems was co-founded in 2012 by Eyal Grayevsky, CEO, and James Maddox, CTO. The San Francisco-based company launched Mya, its conversational AI recruiter, in July of 2016 to address major inefficiencies in recruiting and improve the process for both candidates and recruiters. Mya quickly gained an A-list of customers and established itself as a leading AI solutions provider in the recruiting industry. The company has raised $32.4M of venture funding in three rounds from top-tier investors including Emergence Capital and Foundation Capital. Mya has garnered industry recognition and awards from CB Insights AI 100, Bersin by Deloitte’s 2017 Disruptions Report,’s Top 10 Recruiting Tools, and Kairos Society’s K50, among others.