SAN FRANCISCO — Anthropic has raised $450 million in Series C funding led by Spark Capital with participation from Google, Salesforce Ventures, Sound Ventures, Zoom Ventures, and others. The funding will support the company’s continued work developing helpful, harmless, and honest AI systems—including Claude, an AI assistant that can perform a wide variety of conversational and text processing tasks.
Anthropic was founded to build AI products that people can rely on and generate research about the opportunities and risks of AI. CEO Dario Amodei, said, “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. 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.”
With the Series C funding, Anthropic plans to grow its product offerings, support businesses that will responsibly deploy Claude in the market, and further AI safety research. The company says it is focused on AI alignment techniques that allow AI systems to better handle adversarial conversations, follow precise instructions, and generally be more transparent about their behaviors and limitations.
Yasmin Razavi, a General Partner at Spark Capital, has joined Anthropic’s Board of Directors. Yasmin said, “All of us at Spark are excited to partner with Dario, Daniela, and the entire Anthropic team on their mission to build reliable and honest AI systems. Anthropic has assembled a world-class technical team that is dedicated to building safe and capable AI systems. The overwhelmingly positive response to Anthropic’s products and research hints at AI’s broader potential for unlocking a new paradigm of flourishing in our society. I am delighted to join their Board.”