Anthropic Raises $450M to Build Next-Gen AI Assistants
Anthropic is a rapidly expanding generative AI start-up founded by experienced OpenAI professionals. Spark Capital led the company’s current series C funding round, which raised $450 million.
Google, Salesforce Ventures, Sound Ventures, and Zoom Ventures were among the other investors. Anthropic’s valuation has risen to $1.45 billion following a $450 million tranche.
Claude, one of its flagship products, is an AI assistant capable of a wide range of conversational and text-processing activities.
According to the company blog, the funding will be used to build AI systems dedicated to offering useful, ethical, and dependable services.
Anthropic has over a dozen clients in the healthcare, human resources, and education sectors, and Zoom just announced a collaboration with Anthropic to develop AI products.
After OpenAI, which has raised more than $11.3 billion, Anthropic is the best-funded AI business. Adept and Inflection, Anthropic’s competitors, have raised approximately $415 million and $225 million, respectively.
Humanlinker Raises 2.5M Euros to Assist Sales Teams
Humanlinker raised 2.5M euros in a recent financing round to assist sales teams in personalized prospecting. Its three-step process includes AI-generated icebreakers, personality analysis, and account intelligence to improve communication and negotiation.
Customized AI Icebreakers improve communication and increase meeting rates for revenue-driven sales teams during outreach (Sales Execution Platform).
The product helps boost sales cycle efficiency by utilizing personalization keys, insights from social media, podcasts, articles, and other relevant sources, and assisting with meeting preparation.
Its top features include:
AI Generative Icebreakers: Delivers the highest level of personalization in the shortest amount of time.
DISC Personality Analysis: Aids in understanding personality traits to tailor your offer.
Account and People Intelligence: Aids in gaining comprehensive insights into critical accounts and relationships.
Buying Signals: Sends you relevant alerts to update you on the latest developments.
CRM Enrichment: This helps to automate your CRM to optimize your workflow and enhance productivity by eliminating time-consuming procedures.
Microsoft Launches Fabric, a New End-To-End Data and Analytics Platform
Microsoft launched a new end-to-end data and analytics platform called Microsoft Fabric and Copilot in Microsoft Power BI. Microsoft Fabric integrates all data and analytics onto one platform.
Fabric incorporates Microsoft Power BI, Azure Synapse, and Azure Data Factory, providing a human-centered analytics platform for collaboration between data professionals, analysts, scientists, and business users.
Businesses collect vast amounts of data from various sources, but unlocking its value is difficult due to siloed and inconsistent data, poor data quality, and outdated reports. These issues hinder innovation and AI experiences.
Microsoft Fabric is an analytics solution that provides end-to-end analytics support for businesses. Its services include data movement, data lakes, data engineering, data integration, data science, real-time analytics, and business intelligence.
Power BI’s Copilot, in private preview, employs generative AI to analyze data and quickly produce visual reports based on the insights or questions the user describes. Copilot instantly turns data into actionable insights by analyzing and presenting the relevant information in a stunning report.
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