The new investment gives the Seattle-based e-commerce and cloud titan a minority stake in Anthropic. The immediate investment is $1.25 billion, with either party having the right to trigger another $2.75 billion in funding, Reuters reported.
As part of the deal, Anthropic will now use Amazon Web Services data centers, as well as AWS Trainium and Inferentia chips to build, train and deploy its models.
Anthropic did not announce a new valuation with the round.
The new investment is just the latest in what has become a fundraising spree for Anthropic this year.
In May, the company raised a $450 million Series C led by Spark Capital with participation from Google, Salesforce Ventures 1, Sound Ventures, Zoom Ventures and others. Anthropic did not release a valuation, but the round came after reports it was raising a round at a pre-investment valuation of $4.1 billion.
The deal is just the latest example of big tech investing big into generative AI. Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Nvidia and even Salesforce have all invested billions of dollars into AI startups — either directly from the company or through their respective VC arms.
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