Blackbird.AI Named Winner of Fortune Magazine's IMPACT 20 Award for Pioneering AI-Driven Narrative Intelligence

[New York, New York 12/12/2023] – Blackbird.AI, the leading innovator in the fight against narrative attacks that cause financial and reputational harm, has won the prestigious Fortune Magazine IMPACT 20 award. This award honors venture-backed and private equity-backed startups at the forefront of addressing critical social and environmental challenges through groundbreaking business models. This year’s IMPACT 20 list was announced as a digital feature in December 2023.

In collaboration with outside experts, Fortune's editorial team conducted a rigorous evaluation of companies based on several key criteria, including the potential impact of the winner’s technology, the businesses viability, innovation and leadership of its executive team, and the company’s track record of success.

Misinformation and disinformation are the biggest threats to commerce, national security, and society. Every organization faces a new urgent threat called "narrative attacks,” created when misinformation and disinformation spread across the internet. These attacks involve assertions or stories that manipulate perception about a person, place or thing in the information ecosystem that can cause harm.

Blackbird.AI leverages artificial intelligence to provide unprecedented visibility into harmful narratives across various languages and platforms with patent-pending innovations for early threat identification. Constellation, the company's AI-driven Narrative Intelligence Platform, offers rapid narrative intelligence, uncovers hidden risks, and scores threats based on toxicity and manipulation, empowering organizations to counter harmful narratives confidently.

Perception manipulation causes an estimated annual loss of around $78 billion annually. Blackbird.AI's efforts are crucial to protecting organizations and preserving the integrity of the digital landscape. The company's business model meets a critical market need by offering an automated solution for detecting emerging narrative threats, traditionally handled through manual analysis. This innovation has positioned Blackbird.AI for long-term success, evidenced by a successful $20 million Series B funding round for global expansion. 

“Blackbird, co-founded by Naushad UzZaman and me, was established to clarify an increasingly cluttered and manipulated information landscape. Despite the daunting nature of this challenge, we believed that creating technology to protect the integrity of our information ecosystem and prevent perception manipulation was crucial. We're honored to be acknowledged by Fortune’s IMPACT 20 for our significant contributions in this field,” said Blackbird.AI co-founder and CEO Wasim Khaled.

The Fortune IMPACT 20 award is a testament to Blackbird.AI's commitment to making a positive difference in the world by combating the ever-growing threats of narrative attacks caused by misinformation and disinformation. The company's innovative solutions are helping organizations protect their brands, finances, and reputations while contributing to a safer and more informed digital landscape.

For more information about Blackbird.AI and its groundbreaking work in narrative intelligence, please visit http://Blackbird.AI/blog.


Kayla Perkins

5W Public Relations

About Blackbird.AI

BLACKBIRD.AI protects organizations from narrative attacks and risks that cause financial and reputational harm. Powered by our AI-driven Constellation Platform and our RAV3N Narrative Intelligence and Research Team, organizations can proactively understand narrative threats as they evolve for better strategic decision-making when they need it most. Blackbird.AI was founded by a diverse team of AI experts, narrative intelligence analysts, and national security professionals to defend information integrity and fight a new class of information-based risk. Learn more at Blackbird.AI.    

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About Blackbird.AI
BLACKBIRD.AI protects organizations from narrative attacks created by misinformation and disinformation that cause financial and reputational harm. Powered by our AI-driven proprietary technology, including the Constellation narrative intelligence platform, RAV3N Risk LMM, Narrative Feed, and our RAV3N Narrative Intelligence and Research Team, Blackbird.AI provides a disruptive shift in how Global 2000 companies and national security organizations can protect themselves from what the World Economic Forum called the #1 global risk in 2024. Learn more at Blackbird.AI.