French startup Mistral AI closes $415M funding round

French artificial intelligence (AI) startup Mistral AI has announced it raised €385 million ($415 million) in its latest funding round to go toward developing its technology and open-source software.

Andreessen Horowitz and the company’s initial backers, Lightspeed Ventures, led the round, which closed on Dec. 11. This follows a previous funding round earlier this summer through which Mistral raised $113 million in seed funding. The company is currently valued at around $2 billion.

Mistral AI focuses on open-source technology for generative AI tools, chatbot development and customizable features. It aims to make its products available to the general public in early 2024.

The company…

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