Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during the unveiling of the new Tesla Model Y in Hawthorne, California on March 14, 2019.
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It may be happenstance but it also wouldn’t be extraordinary for a company of scientists and rocket engineers, nor the first time Elon Musk pinned a financial figure to a number of cultural significance.
SpaceX is looking to raise $314.15 million in its most recent round of fundraising, CNBC reported on Thursday.
Those five digits are also the beginning of the mathematical constant “pi,” or 3.1415. What’s more, the recent SpaceX round includes new investor Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, another studious group.
But SpaceX told CNBC on Friday that this was just a coincidence, so it appears the result was not planned by Musk or a cheeky member of his company’s finance department.
This wouldn’t be the first time that a massive technology company used pi as a basis for its investments. Google, when buying patents at an auction in 2011,…