📶 Elon snags $6b to challenge ChatGPT

xAI's gigafactory of compute, TikTok lays off operations, and AI strategies for 11 of the biggest companies in the world

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Elon snags $6b to challenge ChatGPT 👀

  • Musk Plans xAI Supercomputer, Dubbed ‘Gigafactory of Compute’ (The Information)

  • TikTok Lays Off Operations and Marketing Employees, Announces New Org Structure (The Information)

  • Y Combinator removes Indian startup from batch over ‘irregularities’ (TechCrunch)

  • Health And Biotech Startups Now Get The Majority Of US Series A Funding (Crunchbase)

  • How Bain Capital Ventures Incubates AI (Crunchbase)

  • The risks of letting your LPs ride shotgun (Pitchbook)

  • Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures closes $300M fund, less than half the size of predecessor (Pitchbook)

  • AI strategies for 11 of the world’s largest companies: Where Eli Lilly, Visa, Oracle, and 8 other giants are making moves (CB Insights)

  • Databricks is expanding the scope of its AI investments with second VC fund (Fortune)

  • OpenAI begins training new frontier model — but GPT-5 won’t come for at least 90 days (Venturebeat)

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