πŸ“Œ 17 AI Startups raise $1.5B+

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TODAY’S RECAP πŸ—“οΈ

  • Scale AI raises a $1B Series F β€” Data annotation platform

  • H raises a $220M Seed β€” AI agent models

  • Suno raises a $125M Series B β€” AI music generation

  • Coactive AI raises a $30M Series B β€” Multimodal content analytics

  • WitnessAI raises a $27.5M Series A β€” Enterprise LLM guardrails

  • 12 more rounds caught by my funding tracker

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1/5

Amount: $1B πŸŽ‰

Valuation: $13.8B

Round: Series F

Lead Investor: Accel

Scale AI is a data annotation platform for AI model training and deployment.

Their platform annotates, curates, and collects data for AI training, ensuring high-quality inputs for model development.

Notably, the company will hit a $1.4B ARR this year and expects to be profitable.

2/5

Amount: $220M πŸŽ‰

Round: Seed

H is focused on developing AI agents that can automate tasks typically handled by human workers.

The company's site refers to this as "frontier action models".

Notably, this is the largest Seed round in AI and includes billionaires Eric Schmidt, Xavier Niel, Yuri Milner, Bernard Arnault and corporates Amazon, Samsung, and UiPath among other VCs.

3/5

Amount: $125M πŸŽ‰

Round: Series B

Lead Investor: Daniel Gross, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Nat Friedman

Suno allows anyone to create music with a simple prompt, powered by their AI music model.

The platform has already enabled 10 million users to make music, with applications ranging from producers digging through music crates, friends creating meme songs, streamers engaging large audiences, to teachers turning lessons into songs.

4/5

Amount: $30M πŸŽ‰

Valuation: $200M

Round: Series B

Lead Investor: Cherryrock Capital, Emerson Collective

Coactive enables enterprises to process vast amounts of unstructured visual content (images and videos) without metadata or tags.

Their platform leverages multimodal AI to extract context directly from visual and audio data, providing intelligent search, video analytics, and more. This allows for rapid indexing and searching of raw visual content.

5/5

Amount: $27.5M πŸŽ‰

Round: Series A

Lead Investor: Ballistic Ventures, Google Ventures

WitnessAI intercepts activity between employees and AI models used within enterprises to ensure safe usage.

Features include preventing unauthorized use of AI tools, redacting sensitive information from prompts, and protecting models against prompt injection attacks.

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ESSENTIAL INTRODUCTIONS

β†’Β LabGenius raises a $44.5M Series B β€” AI-powered antibody discovery platform

β†’Β Expedera raises a $20M Series B β€” Building edge AI inference chips

β†’Β Footprint raises a $13M Series A β€” AI-powered customer and business onboarding tool

β†’Β Haz raises a $1.4M Pre-Seed β€” AI-powered social commerce app for secondhand clothes

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