Southeast Asia’s Vertical AI Bet: Insights from Antler’s Founder

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A growing roster of vertical AI startups is emerging in Southeast Asia to serve sectors ranging from seafood to finance. Within verticalized AI, different trends are emerging in each country. Since funding structures are different in Southeast Asia than the rest of the world, BorderDollar used their own training data to build a credit scoring system. Building a vertical AI startup comes with its own challenges. But once a vertical AI startup comes together, Salovaara says they can build a very deep competitive moat.