Neuralink Raises $280 Million

Elon Musk’s biotechnology startup Neuralink raised $280 million in a fundraising round, the company announced.

The Series D round was led by Founders Fund, a San Francisco-based VC firm established by Peter Thiel, the controversial billionaire who was also a cofounder at PayPal.

“We’re extremely excited about this next chapter at Neuralink,” the company wrote.

The brain chip startup wants to use implants to connect your brain to a computer, a goal Musk has been working on for five years. The company so far has only tested on animals and faced scrutiny after a monkey died in project testing in 2022 as part of efforts to get the animal to play Pong, a computer game.

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