The details, like how much money and when it will happen, for the funding round aren’t decided yet and might change, as per the report.
OpenAI is talking with G42 from Abu Dhabi about getting funds for a new chip project, the report mentioned.
It’s not clear if the chip project and the overall funding for the company are connected. The report mentioned that OpenAI is thinking about getting $8 billion to $10 billion from G42.
OpenAI’s Tender Offers
OpenAI is finishing up a tender offer organized by Thrive Capital in January. This offer would enable employees to sell their shares at a value of $86 billion, as stated in the report.
Microsoft has pledged to invest more than $10 billion in OpenAI. OpenAI started the trend in generative artificial intelligence in November 2022 with the launch of ChatGPT. When Reuters reached out to Microsoft, they said they have no information to share.
ChatGPT, a chatbot that creates responses similar to human-like conversations, has boosted the popularity of AI and led to a rapid increase in the value of San Francisco’s OpenAI. The company had earlier sold shares worth $300 million at a valuation of $30 billion.
On November 17, OpenAI removed Altman from his position without providing specific reasons, causing concern among investors and employees. He was reinstated four days later with a commitment to form a new board.
OpenAI is still figuring out faces uncertainty in funding details, potentially securing $8-10 billion from G42. Simultaneously, a tender offer allowing employees to sell shares at $86 billion is underway. Microsoft’s $10 billion investment, ChatGPT’s success, and leadership changes mark a transformative period for the company amid evolving industry dynamics.