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April 28, 2023

Andreessen Horowitz Leads the Series B Round of Pinecone

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Andreessen Horowitz has led the Series B round of Pinecone, a vector database that offers scalable applications with the use of embeddings from AI models. 

Pinecone’s technology solves two problems related to large language models.

Andreessen Horowitz Leads the Series B Round of Pinecone

Noted tech-focused venture fund Andreessen Horowitz has announced its investment in Pinecone. The company has led the Series B round of Pinecone with a $100 million investment.

A16z aims to identify companies that are building the key components of the new artificial intelligence stack. Pinecone is one of these. It is a vector database that offers scalable applications with the use of embeddings from AI models. The solution functions as a long-term memory for artificial intelligence and enables users to build fast and get to production quickly.

The company was founded by Edo Liberty in 2020. He is an applied mathematician that has studied and implemented cutting-edge vector search algorithms throughout his carrier. Liberty is joined by Bob Wiederhold as President and COO, and a team of engineers and executives from Google, AWS, and Databricks. 

In the official announcement, a16z specified why large language models are a big deal. First of all, LLMs make summarization and generative content possible. This might lead to a change in consumer behavior around software consumption.

Secondly, the technology will enable a new class of developers to write software. This means that individuals wishing to write code will not have to possess traditional programming skills and languages like Python or JavaScript. The only requirement will be the knowledge of the English language, which is used to write prompts. 

Andreessen Horowitz has also shared the current problems of the industry. Large language models sometimes give logically incorrect answers, for instance, their responses might be based on out-of-date data. Sometimes LLMs also look in the wrong places and provide answers based on unrelated information. Even the newest models may at times hallucinate answers. Notably, Pinecone’s technology solves these problems, providing tools that help the industry grow and develop. 

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Valeria is a reporter for Metaverse Post. She focuses on fundraises, AI, metaverse, digital fashion, NFTs, and everything web3-related. Valeria has a Master’s degree in Public Communications and is getting her second Major in International Business Management. She dedicates her free time to photography and fashion styling. At the age of 13, Valeria created her first fashion-focused blog, which developed her passion for journalism and style. She is based in northern Italy and often works remotely from different European cities. You can contact her at [email protected]

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