San Francisco-based startup Anysphere has raised $8 million in seed funding, led by OpenAI’s Startup Fund. Prominent investors, including former GitHub CEO Nat Friedman and Dropbox co-founder Arash Ferdowsi, also participated in the round. This funding brings Anysphere’s total investment to $11 million, fueling their mission to accelerate software development with AI.

Anysphere’s flagship product, Cursor, enhances the coding process using AI. It provides quick answers to code-related queries, generates code from prompts, and identifies potential bugs, making debugging more efficient. Despite facing competition from established IDEs like Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code, Anysphere is confident that their AI-focused approach will set them apart and cater to the evolving needs of developers worldwide.

With tens of thousands of users and a rapidly growing paying customer base, Anysphere has achieved over $1 million in annual recurring revenue. They are committed to transforming the software development landscape, making it faster and more productive for developers.