Inflection AI, a startup co-founded by Mustafa Suleyman and Reid Hoffman, has secured a substantial $1.3 billion in funding from investors, including Microsoft and Nvidia. The funding round attracted prominent figures from Silicon Valley and valued the one-year-old company at $4 billion.
Inflection AI specializes in developing AI products for consumers and recently introduced its chatbot named Pi. Powered by generative AI technology, like ChatGPT, Pi engages users in interactive dialogues, assisting with tasks like planning, scheduling, and information gathering.
Inflection AI, headquartered in Palo Alto, employs around 35 people and received $225 million in its initial funding round in early 2022 from investors such as Greylock, Microsoft, and Reid Hoffman. The recent $1.3 billion investment, a combination of cash and cloud credit, further strengthens Inflection AI’s position in the market.
Recently, Inflection AI released a report discussing its Inflection-1 model, which drives Pi. The company claims that its model has outperformed the majority of existing models. The company plans to utilize a significant portion of the funding to expand its computing power infrastructure. This investment will enhance the foundation model, enabling the development of a more robust and powerful AI system.
During the Collision Conference on Thursday, Suleiman stated, “We’ll be building a cluster of around 22,000 H100s, which is approximately three times more compute than what was used to train all of GPT4. Speed and scale are what’s going to really enable us to build a differentiated product.”
In addition to Microsoft and Nvidia, other participants in Inflection AI’s funding round include notable figures like Reid Hoffman, Bill Gates, and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Their involvement underscores the confidence in the startup’s potential to significantly impact the AI industry.
Inflection AI’s substantial funding bolsters the company’s growth and highlights the increasing importance and demand for consumer-focused AI solutions. With its innovative products and strong financial backing, Inflection AI is poised to make significant progress in AI.