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Founded Year

2015

Stage

Asset Sale | AssetsPurchased

Total Raised

$17M

About Lighthouse AI

Lighthouse, an AI services company that has developed an interactive assistant. Lighthouse uses deep learning and 3D sensing technology to introduce a level of awareness within the home while you're away, accurately distinguishing between adults, children, pets and objects, known and unknown faces, and actions. The Lighthouse interactive assistant provides insight to three core things: what has happened, what is happening and what is happening that shouldn't be happening.

Lighthouse AI Headquarter Location

380 Portage Ave

Palo Alto, California, 94306,

United States

Latest Lighthouse AI News

Did AI Patents Help AV/EV-Related Companies Get Acquired by Apple?

Jun 11, 2021

To embed, copy and paste the code into your website or blog: <iframe frameborder="1" height="620" scrolling="auto" src="//www.jdsupra.com/post/contentViewerEmbed.aspx?fid=0cbce469-6801-4a58-b75f-eb5d18d0a27c" style="border: 2px solid #ccc; overflow-x:hidden !important; overflow:hidden;" width="100%"></iframe> From 2016 to 2020, Apple bought the most AI companies. Of the AI companies Apple acquired during this time, the following appear to provide technology (e.g., vehicular technology, visual or image processing, or facial recognition) at least tangentially applicable to the autonomous vehicle (“AV”) or electric vehicle (“AV”) sectors:  Drive.ai, Emotient, Vilynx, Xnor.ai, Lighthouse AI, Spectral Edge, and Spektral. Table 1 illustrates, based on publicly available records, the number of years from company founding to acquisition by Apple (based on date founded indicated by Crunchbase and year of acquisition indicated by GlobalData ), the estimated acquisition amount or valuation at acquisition, and the number of United States patent assets (including issued patents and pending published patent applications and determed based on USPTO public records). Years to Acquisition  Table 1:  Estimated Acquisition Amount, Years to Acquisition, and Patent Assets While there are various factors leading to any acquisition and valuation, Table 1 illustrates that the three AI companies (Drive.ai, Xnor.ai, and Emotient) Apple acquired for over $100 million each had approximately 20 patent assets. Each of these three companies went from founding to acquisition at a breakneck pace of four years. The company with the next highest acquisition amount had only a quarter of the number of patent assets, and took nine years to be acquired. The following Figure 1 is based on the data in Table 1. As illustrated in Figure 1, the companies in the top right quadrant had the highest acquisition amount and largest patent portfolio, relative to the companies in the bottom left quadrant. Figure 1:  Patent Assets vs. Acquisition Amount In view of the above, while there are many ways for companies to distinguish themselves from competitors and successfully exit for the highest amount, the patent portfolio of an AI company with AV/EV-related technology appers to be correlated with both the acquisition amount and number of years to acquisition. Thus, as an AI company developing AV/EV-related technology seeks funding or an exit, it can leverage a patent portfolio to indicate how innovative the AI company is, its proprietary technology, and multiply its valuation.

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Research containing Lighthouse AI

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Lighthouse AI in 2 CB Insights research briefs, most recently on Jun 21, 2021.

Expert Collections containing Lighthouse AI

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Lighthouse AI is included in 2 Expert Collections, including Consumer Hardware.

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Artificial Intelligence

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This collection includes startups selling AI SaaS, using AI algorithms to develop their core products, and those developing hardware to support AI workloads.

Lighthouse AI Patents

Lighthouse AI has filed 5 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Image processing
  • 3D imaging
  • Broadcast engineering
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