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OpenAI Employees Can Sell Shares at $86 Billion Valuation

The tender offer was planned alongside other funding efforts

The company quickly became one of tech’s most valuable startups

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OpenAI has completed a deal allowing employees to sell stakes in the company, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The tender offer values the artificial intelligence startup at $86 billion, a price that makes OpenAI one of the most valuable startups in the world. Bloomberg previously reported the value and that Thrive Capital, the venture capital firm led by Josh Kushner, would lead the deal..

The share sale was previously set for last year but was delayed following the OpenAI board’s ouster of Chief Executive Officer Sam Altman in November. The company has since rehired Altman and is in the process of appointing a new board of directors.

In addition to the tender offer, OpenAI has also discussed raising new funding that could put the company at an even loftier valuation of more than $100 billion, Bloomberg previously reported. At the same time, Altman is working to raise billions of dollars to increase the world’s supply of cutting-edge computing chips, Bloomberg reported.

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