AI Startups Raised $1.3B Last Week

AI startups raised $1.3B in venture funding last week, here are a few of our favorite to watch.
AI Startups Raised $1.3B Last Week

Welcome to this week's edition of the top startup funding & news in AI, this week we have stories on:

  • Elon Musk suing OpenAI
  • Mistral AI released a now model & partnership with Microsoft
  • AI startups raised $1.3B in venture funding

Whether you're an investor, developer, or AI enthusiast, the roundup ensures you're always up to date with AI.

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This week in AI, Elon Musk filed a lawsuit against OpenAI for abandoning it's original mission, and Mistral AI released a new model: Mistral Large.

Elon Musk Sues OpenAI

Elon Musk filed a lawsuit against OpenAI and CEO Sam Altman for abandoning the nonprofit's original mission in favor of profit.

  • The lawsuit alleges breach of contract, claiming OpenAI was initially meant to be open source and not for profit.
  • Musk argues OpenAI shifted focus from artificial general intelligence (AGI) benefiting humanity to profit-making, criticizing its partnership with Microsoft.

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Mistral AI Releases New Model & Microsoft Partnership

Mistral AI released a new flagship model: Mistral Large.

  • Key features of the model include a 32k context window, fluency in 5 languages, and native function calling.
  • The Paris based startup also announced a new partnership with Microsoft to provide their models on Azure, as well as a $16M investment in the company.

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AI Startups Raised $1.3B Last Week

Last week, AI startups raised a total of $1.3B in venture funding, here are a few of our favourite to watch.

Figure - Raised a $675M Series B Round

  • What they do: Figure is an AI robotics company that builds a multi-purpose humanoid form robot. The company has created a humanoid robot with the purpose of being introduced into the workforce to tackle problems such as labor shortages, and undesirable or unsafe jobs, and to assist in global supply chain operations.
  • Location: Sunnyvale, California

Glean - Raised a $200M Series D round

  • What they do: Glean is a search engine that focuses on helping find any piece of data through a tool in any company. Its software is combined with multiple platforms to find exact data points and provides relevant search results from all the user's applications.
  • Location: Palo Alto, California

Ideogram - Raised a $80M Series A Round

  • What they do: Ideogram offers state-of-the-art functionalities, enabling individuals to explore and experiment with creative endeavors through the use of generative AI.
  • Location: Toronto, Canada

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