‘We were fortunate to…’: Indian-American bizman Khosla on investing in OpenAI

Recently, Sam Altman, co-founder and CEO of San Francisco-based OpenAI, tweeted a picture from the company’s first day. Reacting to the picture, Indian-American businessman Vinod Khosla commented that he feels extremely fortunate that his venture capital (VC) firm (Khosla Ventures) was the first such firm to invest in OpenAI.

“We were fortunate to be the first VC to invest in OpenAI and are excited for the possibilities ahead. How far the company has come!” Khosla tweeted Tuesday, quote-tweeting Altman.

Founded in December 2015, OpenAI is an artificial intelligence (AI) research laboratory with a Mission To ensure that ‘Artificial General Intelligence benefits all of humanity.’ The lab has 6 co-founders including Altman, as well as Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who now owns Twitter. Musk, however, left in February 2018 but remains a donor.

OpenAI’s products include chatbots such as Instruct GPT and recently released chatgptamong others.

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About Vinod Khosla

according to forbes, Kholasa has a net worth of $4.7 billion, making him the 578th richest person in the world (as of January 10, 2023); In 2022, the magazine ranked him 181 a list of among the 400 wealthiest Americans that year.

Khosla Ventures, founded by him, is a Silicon Valley venture capital firm that invests in experimental technologies such as biomedicine and robotics.

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