Kyndi™ Chosen as a 2018 Red Herring Top 100 North America Winner

The Explainable Artificial Intelligence Company was Recognized as One of the Most Promising Startups in the Region

July 10, 2018 – San Mateo, CA – Red Herring recently announced the winners of its Top 100 North America 2018 event, recognizing the continent’s most exciting and innovative private technology companies.

The winners, celebrated at a special awards ceremony at the Marina Del Rey Hotel, have been chosen from thousands of entrants, whittled down to hundreds making the trip to California. The ceremony, led by Red Herring chairman Alex Vieux, was preceded by two days of keynote speeches, discussions and finalist presentations.

“We are thrilled to be chosen as a winner of the 2018 Red Herring Top 100 North America award,” said Kyndi Founder and CEO Ryan Welsh. “We are proud that our commitment to building explainable artificial intelligence solutions has been recognized through our naming to this list.”

Companies were judged by industry experts, insiders and journalists on a wide variety of criteria including financial performance, innovation, business strategy and market penetration. Winners ran the gamut of verticals, from fintech and marketing to security, IoT and many more.
Red Herring’s editors have been evaluating the world’s startups and tech companies for over two decades. It gives them the ability to see through the industry’s hype, to pick firms that will continue on a trajectory to success. Brands such as Alibaba, Google, Kakao, Skype, Spotify, Twitter and YouTube have all been singled out in Red Herring’s storied history.

“2018’s crop of Top 100 winners has been among our most intriguing yet,” said Vieux. “North America has led the way in tech for so many years, and to see such unique, pioneering entrepreneurs and companies here in California, which is in many ways the heartland of the industry, has been a thrilling experience.

“What has excited me most is to see so many people forging niches in high-tech and cutting edge sectors,” added Vieux. “Some of the technical wizardry and first-rate business models on show here at the conference has been fantastic to learn about. We believe Kyndi™ embodies the drive, skill and passion on which tech thrives. Kyndi™ should be proud of its achievement: the competition was incredibly strong.”

Following Kyndi’s Top 100 win it is invited to showcase itself at the Top 100 Global event in October. Red Herring is dedicated to support Kyndi’s continued path to success and innovation.

About Kyndi®

Kyndi is an artificial intelligence company that’s building the first Explainable AI™ platform for government, financial services, and healthcare. We transform business processes by offering auditable AI systems. Our product exists because organizations cannot use “black box” machine learning when they are required to explain the reason for any decision. Kyndi was named to the CB Insights AI 100 for 2018, which includes the most promising 100 private companies working on groundbreaking artificial intelligence technology. Kyndi’s innovative approach to artificial intelligence was also featured in a recent New York Times article. Based in Silicon Valley, Kyndi is backed by leading venture investors. For more information, visit

Amy Guarino