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Anthropic hires former OpenAI safety lead

Anthropic hires former OpenAI safety lead
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May 29, 2024

What We're Reading

  • Anthropic hires former OpenAI safety lead to head up new team [TechCrunch]
  • Google adds AI-powered features to Chromebook [TechCrunch]
  • AI models have favorite numbers, because they think they’re people [TechCrunch]
  • Synapse, backed by a16z, has collapsed, and 10 million consumers could be hurt [TechCrunch]

Trending Companies


SixPeaks Bio, a company that developed a weight loss therapeutic platform, raises $30MM Series A from Versant Ventures.

Therapeutics • Basel, Switzerland


Footprint, a company that developed a platform for enterprises to verify, authenticate, authorize, and secure identity, raises $13MM Series A from QED Investors.

Cyber Security • New York, NY • Post-Money Valuation


Grey Wolf Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotechnology firm that leverages antigen modulation therapies, raises $50MM Series B from ICG.

Clinical Trials • Milton, United Kingdom


WitnessAI, a company that enables safe and effective AI for enterprises, raises $27.5MM Series A from GV.

Artificial Intelligence • San Mateo, CA • Post-Money Valuation


Artemis, a firm that develops an AI-powered knowledge graph platform, raises $1.5MM Seed from Raven Indigenous Capital Partners.

Analytics • Guelph, Canada


Harbinger, a commercial electric vehicle (EV) company, raises $13MM Equity Funding from Greycroft Partners.

Electric Vehicle • Garden Grove, CA • Post-Money Valuation


DeepL, a company that developed an AI-based language translation software, raises $300MM Equity Funding from Index Ventures.

Artificial Intelligence • Cologne, Germany


Superpower, a company that developed a platform for personalized healthcare, raises $4MM Pre-Seed from Susa Ventures.

Personal Health • Los Angeles, CA • Post-Money Valuation


Beacon, a company that developed a new solution built to facilitate smooth transitions for immigrants relocating to Canada, raises C$5.25MM Seed from Jawl Residential Group.

Apps • Toronto, Canada


Hello Carl, a company that provides dementia-friendly products, raises $1.15MM Pre-Seed from Undisclosed Investors.

Elderly • New York, NY • Post-Money Valuation


Cover Whale, a company that provides innovative insurance programs for the commercial auto industry, raises $27.5MM Series A from Morgan Stanley.

Insurtech • New York, NY • Post-Money Valuation


Aerodome, a firm that offers a fully integrated, automated and AI-driven software operating system, raises $21.5MM Series A from CRV Corp.

Drones • New York, NY • Post-Money Valuation


Intently, a firm that develops data analysis platforms using artificial intelligence to support the sales team to find the target audience, raises $3MM Seed from Y Combinator.

Analytics • San Francisco, CA • Post-Money Valuation


Skribe, a firm that captures, analyzes and shares legal testimony, raises $3.5MM Equity Funding from Undisclosed Investors.

Legal Tech • Austin, TX • Post-Money Valuation


Autodesk acquires Wonder Dynamics, a software company developing AI-powered production tools.

Artificial Intelligence • Los Angeles, CA • Deal


The Riverside Company invests in Crio, a health tech company helping research sites, hospitals, biotech, and pharma streamline regulatory workflows with paperless binders and an electronic delegation log.

SaaS • Boston, MA • Deal


Accenture acquires Udacity, an online education platform that offers vocational training in technical skills for professionals.

E-Learning • Mountain View, CA • Deal


Specialized Packaging acquires Clark Foam, a company that manufactures foam products.

Foam Products • Bolingbrook, IL • Deal


BV Investment Partners acquires Cybersheath, a company that provides cybersecurity compliance service.

Cyber Security • Reston, VA • Deal


Ferguson acquires GAR Engineering, a company that provides fire protection engineering services.

Fire Protection • Concord, NC • Deal


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