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Anthropic Welcomes Jay Kreps to Board of Directors

Peter Zhang May 31, 2024 01:37

Jay Kreps joins Anthropic's Board, bringing expertise in tech growth.

Anthropic Welcomes Jay Kreps to Board of Directors

Jay Kreps Joins Anthropic's Board of Directors

In a notable development, Jay Kreps, the co-founder and CEO of Confluent, has been appointed to the Board of Directors at Anthropic, according to Kreps brings with him a wealth of experience in scaling tech enterprises, a skill set that will be crucial as Anthropic embarks on its next phase of growth.

Significant Experience in Data Infrastructure

Jay Kreps is renowned for his deep expertise in data infrastructure and open-source software development. His addition to the board is expected to help Anthropic in creating data-driven product experiences tailored for its expanding enterprise customer base. Kreps expressed enthusiasm about his new role, stating, "Anthropic is at an exciting inflection point. In a remarkably short period, the team has developed one of the most advanced large language models on the market, contributed groundbreaking safety research to the field, and attracted top talent in the industry."

Leadership and Vision

Kreps was appointed by Anthropic's Long-Term Benefit Trust and will collaborate closely with existing board members, including Yasmin Razavi from Spark Capital, Dario Amodei, co-founder and CEO of Anthropic, and Daniela Amodei, co-founder and President of Anthropic. This leadership change also sees Luke Muehlhauser stepping down from his board role to focus on his contributions at Open Philanthropy.

Statements from Anthropic Leaders

Daniela Amodei, co-founder and President of Anthropic, praised Kreps's appointment, noting his seasoned experience in building and scaling technical businesses, serving customers, and leading fast-growing teams. She also thanked Luke Muehlhauser for his invaluable contributions during Anthropic's initial growth phase.

Neil Buddy Shah, Chair of Anthropic's Long-Term Benefit Trust and CEO of the Clinton Health Access Initiative, also expressed confidence in Kreps's ability to guide the company through its upcoming scale while maintaining a commitment to safe and trustworthy AI systems.


Kreps's appointment is seen as a strategic move for Anthropic as it aims to expand its business and develop AI systems that enterprises can trust. His expertise is expected to be a significant asset in driving the company's mission forward.

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