Anthropic’s $2 Billion Deal With Google Brings Hope to FTX Creditors

Anthropic's $2 Billion Deal With Google Brings Hope to FTX Creditors

A few weeks back, a coalition of creditors from FTX, known as the “FTX 2.0 Coalition,” shed light on how the defunct exchange’s vested interest in Anthropic could significantly enhance their compensation. Now, Anthropic has successfully secured $2 billion in funding from Google. Although the exact updated valuation remains undisclosed, preliminary estimates suggest the generative artificial intelligence (AI) company reportedly boasts a post-valuation ranging from $20 to $30 billion.

FTX Creditors Look to Reap Benefits as Anthropic Gains $2 Billion

In 2023, there is no doubt that artificial intelligence (AI) has experienced significant growth, with billions of dollars in capital flowing towards companies such as Anthropic and Openai. These two competitors have developed two generative AI chatbots known as “Claude” and “Chatgpt.”

Towards the end of September, News reported that Amazon pledged $4 billion to support Anthropic. Prior to this investment, Google had already invested $300 million in the AI startup. It is also widely known that before Amazon and Google made their investments, former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), along with some of his senior executives, infused $500 million into Anthropic.

On October 4, it was reported that a consortium of FTX creditors, known as the “FTX 2.0 Coalition,” explained the potential for the Anthropic investment by SBF to potentially wholly reimburse customers and clients. This particular discussion followed Amazon’s injection of $4 billion into Anthropic.

Anthropic's $2 Billion Deal With Google Brings Hope to FTX Creditors

Three weeks later, on October 27, creditors got some hopeful news as reports confirmed that Google was pledging $2 billion to Anthropic. Exact post-valuation figures remained undisclosed, although preliminary estimates had ranged from $20 billion to $30 billion.

The FTX 2.0 Coalition reposted the Wall Street Journal’s (WSJ) social media update regarding Google’s recent injection, with WSJ being the initial source of the report. Meanwhile, the FTX estate has opted to postpone the sale of the Anthropic investment, resulting in a contentious legal issue.

U.S. prosecutors, who have charged SBF with fraud, asserted that although Anthropic’s investment may benefit customers, it should not diminish the charges SBF is facing. In the early stages of the trial, prosecutors attempted to exclude the Anthropic investment from the trial’s proceedings.

Moreover, the announcement page, which detailed SBF as the leader of the Series B funding round with participation from Caroline Ellison, Jim McClave, Nishad Singh, Jaan Tallinn, and the Center for Emerging Risk Research (CERR), now displays a 404 error HTTP status code. However, the link remains accessible and can be viewed through’s Wayback Machine, after being saved on April 29, 2022.

What do you think about Anthropic getting a $2 billion injection from Google? Do you think that it will help FTX creditors? Share your thoughts and opinions about this subject in the comments section below.