Elon Musk denies report claiming his AI firm secured $500 million funding

Tech billionaire Elon Musk has denied the report claiming that his artificial intelligence (AI) company ‘xAI‘ secured $500 million in funding toward a $1 billion goal. A report by Bloomberg, citing sources, stated that xAI was in talks with investors for an additional $500 million in funding.

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However, Elon Musk dismissed the report, saying, “This is fake news from Bloomberg”, in response to a user who shared the news article on X.

In the report, Bloomberg, citing sources, mentioned that xAI is considering a valuation of $15 billion to $20 billion, although the terms could change in the coming weeks.Musk, in another post on X, dismissed the report.

“This is simply not accurate,” he said in a reply to a post.

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According to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Tesla and SpaceX CEO has raised $134.7 million so far for xAI.The $135 million came from four unnamed investors, with the first sale occurring on November 29.

The SEC filing noted that xAI will only accept a minimum of $2 million from outside investors.

The xAI ‘Grok’ AI assistant is being provided to the users as part of X Premium Plus which costs $16 per month via the web.