Neuralink Corp., the technology start-up aiming to link computers to human brains founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has raised $27 million from a dozen investors and plans to raise as much as $100 million, according to financial documents filed Friday.
The San Francisco company is at the forefront of so-called neural lace technology, which implants electrodes into the brain with the goal of allowing people to upload and download thoughts and information.
However, in a series of tweets Friday, Musk denied that the company was seeking investment.
“Neuralink is not raising money,” Musk wrote in a reply to a tweet from Wall Street Journal reporter Rolfe Winkler.
Asked to clarify, Musk tweeted, “Let me check on that for you. Found the answer right here:” before adding an emoji for fire and another for excrement.
Musk, who could not be reached for comment, also runs Tesla, SpaceX and OpenAI.
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