Neuralink, Elon Musk’s brain implant startup, quietly raises an additional $43M

Key Points:

  • Neuralink has raised an additional $43 million in venture capital, bringing its total funding to $323 million.
  • The company’s technology involves implanting ultra-thin threads in the brain, connected to a chip with electrodes.
  • Neuralink has faced criticism for its workplace culture and ethical concerns regarding animal testing.
  • The company has received FDA approval for human clinical trials.
  • U.S. lawmakers have called on the SEC to investigate Neuralink for omitting details about animal deaths in its trials.


Neuralink, the brainchild of Elon Musk, is making waves (pun intended) in the world of implantable chips. The company just raised an additional $43 million in venture capital, bringing their total funding to a whopping $323 million. That’s a lot of chips!
One of Neuralink’s innovative creations is a sewing machine-like device that can implant ultra-thin threads inside the brain. These threads connect to a custom-designed chip with electrodes that can read information from groups of neurons. It’s like a high-tech brain decoder!

But Neuralink isn’t just about cool gadgets and futuristic technology. They’ve been facing some criticism lately. Former employees have described a toxic workplace culture, where blame and fear run rampant. Apparently, Elon Musk himself encourages junior employees to email him directly with their complaints. Talk about skipping the chain of command!


And it’s not just the workplace culture that’s under scrutiny. Neuralink has been accused of mistreating monkeys during testing, subjecting them to psychological distress and chronic infections. Reports suggest that testing was rushed due to Musk’s demands for speedy results, leading to complications and unfortunate outcomes for our primate friends.


Despite all the controversy, Neuralink did receive FDA approval for human clinical trials. So, we’ll have to wait and see how things progress. Will they be able to overcome their workplace issues and ethical concerns? Only time will tell.



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