Now is the time when we see the raindrops of artificial intelligence and AR/VR startups filling up the pool of the startup investments. While tech giants and investors are trying to scoop up the best AI, AR, and VR startups, how do we know who are good and who are not?

Richard Wang, a partner at DFJ DragonFund suggests looking into companies that are applying AI algorithms to verticals of these companies.

Over 550 startups using AI as a core part of their products raised US$ 5 billion in funding in 2016 according to CB Insights, and AR/VR startup investments hit US$ 2 billion in one year, according to Digi-Capital’s data published in 2016 Q2.

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Eva Yoo

Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com