Future CTO // Technical Co-founder

At the AI2 Incubator—we build AI-first startups from scratch. Created by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen and leading AI researcher Dr. Oren Etzioni, our program pairs talented technologists (like you) with world-class business CEOs. We then spend one year helping these cofounders to build their team, build their product, raise millions in VC funding, and so much more.

Curious about becoming the technical cofounder of the next great AI-first company?

Get investment on Day One (up to $10K/mo) to help cover expenses while you build your rocket ship.

Our incubator is backed by some of the best investors in the world—firms that gave us Amazon, Google, Apple, and many more. Their support of our incubator allows us to provide $120,000 in personal stipends to each founder in our program. This breathing room lets people do their best work and eases personal transitions from big company to startup life.

Partner with experienced business co-founders from our community and build the future, together.

We have experienced CEOs ready to pair with you now—and more joining our program every month. Collectively, these entrepreneurs have raised over $100mm in VC funding and know how to get the job done.

  • Lekshmi Venu

    Former Global Lead of Machine Learning at Amazon Payments, where she led a product and delivery team of 75 people. Harvard MBA.

  • Aaron Goldfeder

    Former Founder & CEO of EnergySavvy. Raised $30M+ in VC, grew team to 60. Exited to Tendril Networks.

  • Gilad Berenstein

    Former Founder & CEO of UTrip.com. Raised $6M in VC, grew team to 20. Exited to a company in Spain.

Our portfolio companies are collectively valued at $267,500,000 (and growing fast). You can be part of this, too.

In just a few short years, we have built five publicly announced AI-first startups—with several more in stealth mode—and two have already been acquired.

  • Xnor

    XNOR bridges the growing divide between AI models dependent on the cloud and devices running at the edge.



    Technology that enables voice interaction using natural language understanding and dialogue management.


  • Blue Canoe

    Uses AI to help non-native English speaking employees communicate clearly with colleagues and customers.


  • Wellsaid

    WellSaid creates truly life-like synthetic voices for next generation voice experiences, products, and content.


    • Raised millions in VC
    • Featured on CNN & TechCrunch
  • Lexion

    Lexion reads your contracts, extracts terms, and organizes them — saving you time and money.