Published on June 4, 2024, 12:50 pm

Investors are demonstrating a keen interest in exploring the various applications of generative AI. Recently, the translation and language startup DeepL secured a significant funding round, raising $300 million at a post-money valuation of $2 billion. This investment was led by Index Ventures and marks a substantial increase from its previous valuation of over $1 billion in January 2023.

The funding round attracted participation from Iconiq Growth, Teachers’ Venture Growth, IVP, Atomico, and WiL (World Innovation Lab). DeepL, a German startup specializing in language AI platforms, offers services such as writing, editing, and translation for 63 markets and 32 languages catering to various business needs. With a customer base exceeding 100,000 businesses, governments, and organizations worldwide, DeepL has gained recognition for its Language AI platform’s capabilities in addressing complex linguistic challenges.

Founder and CEO Jarek Kutylowski highlighted the significance of this investment as pivotal to DeepL’s progression towards addressing global linguistic complexities effectively.

In another development signaling the growing influence of generative AI technology, music startup Suno secured a $125 million funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners alongside notable backers like Nat Friedman, Daniel Gross, Matrix Partners, and Founder Collective. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Suno enables users to generate songs from simple text prompts by creating voiceovers, lyrics, and music compositions.

Suno reported that despite launching their product just eight months ago, over 10 million people have already created music using their platform. Co-founder and CEO Mikey Shulman expressed their commitment to utilizing this funding to enhance product development efforts and expand their team consisting of music enthusiasts and technologists who are dedicated to providing the best tools for musicians within their community.

As generative AI continues to shape various industries such as translation services and musical creations through innovative startups like DeepL and Suno respectively; it is evident that the integration of artificial intelligence technologies is revolutionizing traditional practices across different sectors.


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