VC funding: ex-Apple colleagues’ Humane raises $30 million

Humane, a platform for the creation and sale of consumer hardware, software, and services, has raised $30 million in a Series A round — led by Sam Altman and Lachy Groom.
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The fund will be utilized to deliver “the next shift between humans and computing,” the company said.

“It’s time for a change,” said Humane co-founders Imran Chaudhri and Bethany Bongiorno. “We are building a different type of company and a new platform for a new era. Pioneering new paradigms takes passion and ambition, we’re thrilled to partner with Sam and Lachy to help deliver on our vision.”

As part of the launch of the new platform, Humane is also hiring talent.

Both Chaudhri and Bongiorno were employed in Apple when they decided to launch Humane. Both had contributed for the design of iPad. Industry rumors have it that they are planning to build ‘the next iPhone.’

Humane executive team also consists of Patrick Gates, CTO, and Ulysses King, chief communication officer.

Commenting on the funding Sam Altman and Lachy Groom said, “We have deep conviction that what Humane is building is the future.”

The funding is also supported by Benioff, Valia Ventures, Plexo Capital, Kindred Ventures and others..

The diverse set of investors brings a unique blend of technological, operational, and global expertise that will help the Humane team in its mission to deliver a new platform for the next era of computing, the company said.