In recent years, it’s become increasingly clear that Artificial Intelligence (AI) startups can scale to become $1 billion-plus companies. When it comes to innovation at the early-stages, there is a pressing need to differentiate between hype and actual potential for scale and impact. Today, many startups claim to be innovating through the use of AI. Whilst some succeed, others fail to deliver upon their promise. How does one go about cutting through the noise and identifying the AI startups that have the most potential for scale?