The market for generative artificial intelligence has surged over the past few months, growing in terms of both buzz and sales. With the AI market soaring, many investors are scrambling to find the best AI stocks to invest in. This search leads many people to Anthropic stock.

Anthropic is one of OpenAI’s biggest competitors. In fact, Anthropic was founded by ex-OpenAI VPs, siblings Dario Amodei (CEO) and Daniela Amodei. Dario and Daniela started Anthropic after feeling that OpenAI wasn’t prioritizing safety in its chatbot, ChatGPT. By this point, Dario and Daniela have recruited several prominent engineers from OpenAI and raised billions of dollars.


Anyway, with that brief history lesson out of the way, let’s discuss how you can buy Anthropic stock.

Why Invest in Anthropic Stock?

Any investor who is interested in Anthropic stock has lofty expectations for generative artificial intelligence…and rightfully so. McKinsey expects the market for generative AI to grow from roughly $40 billion in 2022 to $1.3 trillion in 2032. Right now, the market is dominated by a few main players including OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Anthropic’s Claude.


Anthropic’s main product is its generative AI chatbot, Claude, which is similar to ChatGPT. Companies can use Claude in a variety of different ways, including:


  • Customer service: Claude can offer quick, friendly, and reliable service. This allows companies to cut costs and overhead while still providing amazing customer service.


  • Administrative tasks: Companies can integrate Claude into their back-end office workflows to automate repetitive tasks like writing emails or uploading data.


  • Personal Assistant: Employees can also use Claude as a personal assistant. Claude can assist with everything from writing code to brainstorming marketing campaigns.


At this point, there is an almost unlimited number of ways that companies can leverage generative AI tools, like Claude, to boost productivity. Over the coming decade, there’s no telling how many manual tasks will be replaced by bots like Claude. Many industry insiders feel that the impending productivity boost will be so dramatic that they’ve compared it to the invention of the internet or smartphones.


Claude is uniquely positioned to dominate this market over the coming years. This is because it has a first-mover advantage and has already successfully brought a product to market. Claude was also built with safety in mind, which could give it a competitive advantage over rivals, like ChatGPT. When offloading tasks to AI, companies will undoubtedly want to ensure that the chatbot does not do or say anything offensive. This is just one reason why companies might prefer Claude over ChatGPT or other rivals.


So, how can you buy stock in one of the hottest AI startups?

How to Invest in Anthropic Stock?

The short answer is that you can’t. Anthropic is a private startup that is owned by its founders and a handful of early investors. According to ClaudeAI, notable Anthropic investors include:


  • Andreessen Horowitz (a16z)
  • Tiger Global
  • Baseline Ventures
  • Breyer Capital
  • Crosslink Capital
  • Regiment Capital


Right now, the only way to buy Anthropic stock directly is to make a venture capital investment in the startup. Unfortunately, this usually requires at least several hundred thousand dollars – as well as some serious connections. But, there is still a way that you can get exposure to Anthropic stock.

Investing in Anthropic Stock Owners

You can get exposure to Anthropic stock by investing in the following companies:


  1. Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN): Amazon reportedly invested around $1.25 billion into Anthropic in 2023. But, this deal stipulates that Amazon has an option to increase its investment up to $4 billion. By buying shares of Amazon, you can get exposure to Amazon’s investment in Anthropic.


  1. Google (Nasdaq: GOOG): Google reportedly invested $300 million in Anthropic in 2023. This was worth roughly 10% of the company at that time, making Google one of the biggest shareholders. Again, you can get exposure to Anthropic by buying shares of Google.


If you use this strategy, keep in mind that Google and Amazon are both massive companies that make hundreds of billions of dollars per year. For example, Google brought in $307.4 billion in revenue in 2023. So, even if Google earns a few billion dollars off its Anthropic investment, it’s still a drop in the bucket compared to what it makes annually. This means that even a notable return on its Anthropic investment is unlikely to move Google’s stock price. The same goes for Amazon. For Anthropic to move Google or Amazon’s stock price, the startup would have to grow incredibly large. That said, this isn’t completely out of the realm of possibility. 


The next best way to buy Anthropic stock would be to keep your eyes on the startup and wait for an Initial Public Offering. If this happens, it means that you will be able to invest in Anthropic directly.


I hope that you’ve found this article valuable when it comes to learning how you can invest in Anthropic stock. If you’re interested in reading more, be sure to subscribe below to get alerted of new articles.


Disclaimer: This article is for general informational and educational purposes only. It should not be construed as financial advice as the author, Ted Stavetski, is not a financial advisor. Ted also does not own shares of Google or Amazon.