Andreessen Horowitz backs Civitai, a generative AI content marketplace with millions of users

AI image generator Stable Diffusion already has a lot of fans, and now those experimenting with the new AI technology to develop their own models have a place to share their work with other enthusiasts. A startup called Civitai — a play on the word Civitas, meaning community — has created a platform where members can post their own Stable Diffusion-based AI image models for others to discover, as well as the output of their work — AI photos — for consumers to browse and enjoy.
Explain Civitai CEO Justin Maier, the idea for the startup came about because he identified there was a …