We’ve secured an additional $12 million in combined funding from both the Alexa Fund and Eric Schmidt, former CEO of Google and Executive Chairman of Alphabet.
The fresh capital extends our previous fundraise, which was announced last month to over $210m and provides further funding for our long-term goal to build practical AI systems that can reason and accomplish larger, real-world tasks.
While we had already met our fundraising goals, we’re excited to receive additional investments from two more leaders in AI who support our vision for designing robust and trustworthy agents. Amazon is no stranger to AI and we’re looking forward to the prospect of learning more from their team as we continue to explore fundamentally new computing interfaces between people and their AI tools.
“The Alexa Fund has been exploring new approaches to cutting-edge AI systems for some time now and Imbue stood out with its focus on building smarter agents that can reason their way through problems like humans,” said Paul Bernard, director of the Alexa Fund. “We’re proud to be an investor of Imbue and fully support their mission to develop the next-generation of AI agent capabilities.”
Other Imbue backers include Cruise CEO Kyle Vogt, Dropbox CEO Drew Houston, GPT-3 author Tom Brown, and Notion co-founder Simon Last.
“I’ve always been excited about ways we can make computers more expressive and personal, which is why I’m thrilled to support Imbue’s mission to create AI with reasoning abilities that will unlock more creative interfaces and empower anyone to build the robust, custom tools of the future,” said Simon Last.
If you’re excited to reinvent the personal computer by designing AI systems that can reason about practical problems like code, and to create a world where our computers, software, and AI systems truly serve human interests, we’re excited to work with you!