Anthropic Raises $450 Million in Series C Round

Anthropic is an AI safety and research company that specializes in building reliable, interpretable, and steerable AI systems. Its research interests include such areas as natural language, human feedback, scaling laws, reinforcement learning, code generation, and interpretability. Anthropic aims to create reliable, interpretable, and steerable AI systems for customers and society as a whole.

Anthropic has raised $450 million in Series C funding led by Spark Capital, with additional participation by Google, Salesforce Ventures, Sound Ventures, and Zoom Ventures. The company did not disclose its valuation, but sources put it at nearly $5 billion.

Anthropic, San Francisco, California, United States, was founded by Daniela Amodei, Dario Amodei, Jack Clark, Sam McCandlish, and Tom Brown in 2021. The team’s experience spans a lot of different backgrounds and disciplines, from physics and machine learning to public policy and business. The company has made progress in mathematically reverse engineering the behavior of small language models, has developed baseline techniques to make large language models more “helpful and harmless”, and has also released an analysis of sudden changes in performance in large language models and the societal impacts of this phenomenon. “We are thrilled that these leading investors and technology companies are supporting Anthropic’s mission: AI research and products that put safety at the frontier,” said CEO Dario Amodei. “The systems we are building are being designed to provide reliable AI services that can positively impact businesses and consumers now and in the future.”

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