Investing in startups with big ideas about AI.


The OpenAI Startup Fund is investing $100 million to help AI companies have a profound, positive impact on the world. We’re looking to partner with a small number of early-stage startups in fields where artificial intelligence can have a transformative effect—like health care, climate change, and education—and where AI tools can empower people by helping them be more productive.

The fund is managed by a dedicated team with expertise in investing, ML, engineering, talent and operations, including members of OpenAI leadership and technical staff. The fund's investors consist of Microsoft and other OpenAI partners. In addition to capital, companies in the OpenAI Startup Fund will get early access to future OpenAI systems, support from the fund's team and credits on Azure.

If your startup plans to push the boundaries of today’s artificial intelligence by building with our API, we want to hear from you. Founders from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

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