Humane, a San Francisco, CA-based company building the first AI hardware and software platform, announced that it raised a $100 million Series C funding.
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.
New strategic investors and partners including Hico Capita, Microsoft, Volvo Cars Tech Fund, LG Technology Ventures, Top Tier Capital, Hudson Bay Capital, and Socium Ventures, also participated in the round.
This funding will enable Humane to accelerate its mission to deliver the next era of personal mobile computing, which will be one driven by AI.
Humane is creating a first-of-its-kind software platform and consumer device built from the ground up for artificial intelligence (AI).
Imran Chaudhri, Co-Founder of Humane, commented: "Our first device will enable people to bring AI with them everywhere. It's an exciting time, and we've been focused on how to build the platform and device that can fully harness the true power and potential of this technology. We are extremely proud to announce this industry leading line-up of partners and collaborators, and we are thrilled to work closely with them to bring Humane's vision to market. We are at the beginning of the next era of compute, and believe that together we can begin the journey to fundamentally reshape the role of technology in people's lives."
Alongside the investment, Humane has secured strategic collaborations with some of the most influential technology companies in the world including Microsoft, OpenAI, SK Networks, LG, and Volvo Cars.
Company: Humane Inc.
Round: Series C
Funding Month: March 2023
Lead Investors: Kindred Ventures
Additional Investors: Tiger Global, Valia Ventures, Qualcomm Ventures, Forerunner Ventures, Lachy Groom, Sam Altman, Hico Capita, Microsoft, Volvo Cars Tech Fund, LG Technology Ventures, Top Tier Capital, Hudson Bay Capital, and Socium Ventures
Company Website: https://hu.ma.ne/
Software Category: AI Hardware and Services Platform
About the Company: Founded in 2018 by ex-Apple team Imran Chaudhri and Bethany Bongiorno, Humane is an experience company that creates the technologies and platforms for the intelligence age. Contextual computing, powered by AI, is built on a foundation of trust and privacy. Humane believes in a future of technology that feels familiar, natural, and human.