Investors in OpenAI are reportedly considering a counter-coup to bring back former CEO Sam Altman, who was recently fired. Venture capital firms, along with Microsoft and senior employees, are exploring options to exert pressure on OpenAI’s new management. The plan involves a combination of senior researchers’ revolt, withholding cloud computing credits from Microsoft, and a potential lawsuit from investors. If successful, this strategy aims to reinstate Altman and potentially lead to the departure of those involved in his removal. Altman, signaling interest in launching a new startup, might proceed with this plan if the counter-coup doesn’t materialize quickly. OpenAI and Microsoft have not commented on the situation.