Stability AI, a leading name in the generative AI sector, has secured new investment and overhauled its executive leadership in a bid to stabilize its finances and strengthen its market position. The round of funding comes from prominent investors, including Greycroft, Coatue Management, Sound Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and O’Shaughnessy Ventures. High-profile figures such as Sean Parker and Eric Schmidt are also part of the investment cohort. Prem Akkaraju, former CEO of Weta Digital, has been appointed as the new CEO, and Sean Parker will serve as executive chairman. This leadership reshuffle follows the exit of founder and former CEO Emad Mostaque, amidst struggles to generate substantial revenue. Stability AI has been instrumental in creating sophisticated AI-generated imagery, with its flagship model, Stable Diffusion, having over 150 million downloads. Despite financial difficulties, the company aims to continue its open-source contributions and meet corporate demand for AI solutions. Reports indicate that the investor group may have brokered a deal to alleviate $100 million in existing debts and potentially reduce $300 million in future obligations.

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New funding & exec takeover at struggling Stability AI