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-Humane raises $100M in Series C round as it builds a platform of devices and services for the AI ​​age

SAN FRANCISCO, March 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Humane Inc. today announced that it has secured a $100 million Series C round and has secured a list of major strategic investors, new partnerships and collaborators ahead of the presentation of its initial product offering this spring.

Humane, founded in 2018 by former Apple team members Imran Chaudhri and Bethany Bongiorno, is creating a first-in-class software platform and consumer device built from the ground up for artificial intelligence (AI). This fundraiser will enable Humane to accelerate its mission to deliver the next era of AI-powered personal mobile computing.

The round was led by Kindred Ventures with participation from existing investors Tiger Global, Valia Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Forerunner Ventures, Lachy Groom, and Sam Altman, founder of OpenAI.

The round also saw the participation of new investors and strategic partners, including Hico Capital (US-based investment arm of SK Networks), Microsoft, Volvo Cars Tech Fund, LG Technology Ventures, Top Tier Capital, Hudson Bay Capital and Partner Ventures.

In addition to the investment, Humane has secured strategic partnerships with some of the world’s most influential technology companies:

While Humane’s initial device will focus on delivering the next generation of personal technology, the company is exploring ways to bring its solutions into new personal realms in the future:

Imran Chaudhri, Co-Founder of Humane, commented: “Our first device will enable AI to be taken everywhere. This is an exciting time, and we have been focused on how to build the platform and device that can fully harness the true power and potential of this technology. .

We are very proud to announce this lineup of industry-leading partners and collaborators, and we are delighted to work closely with them to bring Humane’s vision to market. We are at the dawn of the next era of computing, and we believe that together we can begin the journey to fundamentally reshape the role of technology in people’s lives.”

Steve Jang, Founder and Managing Partner of Kindred, commented, “We are thrilled to continue to be a part of Humane’s journey from the seed of their vision to create a more seamless, powerful, and contextual computing experience to harness and evolve AI. After Having been an integral part of building the age of smartphones, this incredible team has focused on enabling and amplifying human ideas, actions, moments and modalities in a more creative and enjoyable way.As we move into this new wave of AI, we are very inspired by Humane’s mission to develop a platform of devices and services designed and built from the ground up for this new world, and we welcome our current and new co-investors and strategic partners on this transformative journey. “.

Patrick Gates, Humane’s CTO, commented, “We’ve been building for over four years, growing from a small group around a conference table to a world-class team preparing to launch a product and platform, along with some of the world’s most influential technology and AI companies. Our products are built on a cloud and embedded device platform that will enable us and others to create AI-powered experiences that are natural, fun and necessary.” .

About HumaneHumane is an experience company creating technologies and platforms for the age of intelligence. Contextual computing, powered by AI, built on a foundation of trust and privacy. Humane believes in a technological future that feels familiar, natural and humane.

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