Anthropic is an AI safety and research company. It was founded in May 2021 by siblings Dario Amodei and Daniela Amodei, who serve as CEO and President, respectively (Amodei 2021; Waters & Kruppa 2021).
Anthropic raised $124 million in its first founding round. The round was led by Jaan Tallinn, and included participation from James McClave, Dustin Moskovitz, the Center for Emerging Risk Research, Eric Schmidt, and others (Anthropic 2021; Piper 2021; Coldewey 2021).
Amodei, Daniela (2021) Excited to announce what we’ve been working on this year - @AnthropicAI, an AI safety and research company, Twitter, May 28.
Anthropic (2021) Anthropic raises $124 million to build more reliable, general AI systems, Anthropic, May 28.
Coldewey, Devin (2021) Anthropic is the new AI research outfit from OpenAI’s Dario Amodei, and it has $124M to burn, TechCrunch, May 28.
Piper, Kelsey (2021) Future Perfect Newsletter, Vox, May 28.
Waters, Richard & Miles Kruppa (2021) Rebel AI group raises record cash after machine learning schism, Financial Times, May 28.
Anthropic. Official website.