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Elon Musk's xAI Files for $1 Billion Private Sale of Unregistered Securities

The private sale filing by xAI, Elon Musk's AI venture, sheds light on the company's fundraising efforts, emphasizing its commitment to developing advanced AI technologies, particularly through the forthcoming launch of the Grok chatbot.

xAI, Elon Musk's artificial intelligence modeler, secures an agreement for a private sale of $865.3 million in unregistered equity securities, according to an SEC filing.

Regulatory Filing Details Private Sale Terms

The filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) outlines that xAI is set to engage in a private sale of securities without registration, utilizing Form D to comply with exemptions provided by Regulation D of the Securities Act of 1933. Elon Musk is listed as the executive officer and director of xAI.

Accredited Investors and Resale Restrictions

The Form D specifies that the securities will be sold to accredited investors with resale restrictions under Rule 506(b). The filing indicates that $134.7 million worth of such securities has already been sold, with the initial sale occurring on Nov. 29. The company aims to raise a total of $1 billion.

Introducing Grok: xAI's Chatbot

While xAI's product, a chatbot named Grok, has not been publicly launched, there is a waitlist for the prototype. Grok is described as "a very early beta product" on the company's website, emphasizing its real-time knowledge of the world via the X platform. Notably, it is designed to answer unconventional or "spicy" questions rejected by other AI systems.

xAI's Journey and Musk's Vision

Elon Musk announced the launch of xAI in July, stating its goal was to "understand the universe." Musk claimed that Grok would outperform ChatGPT, leading to an online dispute with OpenAI's co-founder and CEO Sam Altman in November. Musk, a co-founder of OpenAI, left the company previously.