Anthropic is lining up a new slate of investors, rejecting Saudi Arabia.

Deep-pocketed, sovereign wealth funds are among the investors vying for a stake in Anthropic, the red-hot artificial intelligence startup taking on OpenAI. One country that is being left out: Saudi Arabia.

As bankers line up a group of potential new Anthropic backers, the company has ruled out taking money from the Saudis, according to people familiar with the matter. Anthropic executives cited national security, one of the sources told CNBC.

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