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Humane raises $100M

San Francisco, Calif.-based Humane has raised a $100 million in a Series C round of funding. The investment 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 included participation from new investors 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 Socium Ventures.

Humane, founded in 2018 by ex-Apple team Imran Chaudhri and Bethany Bongiorno, is creating a software platform and consumer device for artificial intelligence (AI), according to the company.

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