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Bill Gates

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Overview

Number of Portfolio Companies 30
Number of Exits 4
Location  Seattle, Washington, United StatesRegions  Greater Seattle Area, West Coast, Western USGender MaleAlso Known As William Gates
Investor Type  Investment Partner, Individual/Angel Investor Stage  Seed Number of Exits 4
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689彩票邀请码Bill Gates is founder, technology advisor and board member of Microsoft Corporation, the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. He served as chairman of the board until Feb. 4, 2014.

On June 27, 2008, Gates transitioned out of a day-to-day role in the company to spend more time on his global health and education work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He shares his thoughts about the foundation and other topics on Gates Notes, a website launched in January 2010. Gates continues to serve on Microsoft’s Board of Directors and as an advisor on key development projects.

Born on Oct. 28, 1955, Gates grew up in Seattle with his two sisters. Their father, William H. Gates II, is a Seattle attorney. Their late mother, Mary Gates, was a schoolteacher, University of Washington regent, and chairwoman of United Way International.

Gates attended public elementary school and the private Lakeside School. There, he discovered his interest in software and began programming computers at age 13.

689彩票邀请码In 1973, Gates entered Harvard University as a freshman, where he lived down the hall from Steve Ballmer. While at Harvard, Gates developed a version of the programming language BASIC for the first microcomputer – the MITS Altair.

In his junior year, Gates left Harvard to devote his energies to Microsoft, a company he had begun in 1975 with his childhood friend Paul Allen. Guided by a belief that the computer would be a valuable tool on every office desktop and in every home, they began developing software for personal computers. Gates’ foresight and his vision for personal computing have been central to the success of Microsoft and the software industry.

689彩票邀请码Under Gates’ leadership, Microsoft’s mission has been to continually advance and improve software technology, and to make it easier, more cost-effective and more enjoyable for people to use computers. The company is committed to a long-term view, reflected in its industry-leading investment in research and development each year.

In 1999, Gates wrote Business @ the Speed of Thought, a book that shows how computer technology can solve business problems in fundamentally new ways. The book was published in 25 languages and is available in more than 60 countries. Business @ the Speed of Thought has received wide critical acclaim, and was listed on the best-seller lists of the New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and on Amazon.com. Gates’ previous book, The Road Ahead, published in 1995, was at the top of the New York Times bestseller list for seven weeks.

689彩票邀请码Gates has donated the proceeds of both books to non-profit organizations that support the use of technology in education and skills development.

In addition to his love of computers and software, Gates founded Corbis, which is developing one of the world’s largest resources of visual information – a comprehensive digital archive of art and photography from public and private collections around the globe. He is also a member of the board of directors of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., which invests in companies engaged in diverse business activities.

689彩票邀请码Philanthropy is very important to Gates. He and his wife, Melinda, started a foundation in 2000 to help reduce inequities in the United States and around the world. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supports philanthropic initiatives in the areas of global health and learning, with the hope that in the 21st century, advances in these critical areas will be available for all people. To learn more about the foundation, visit www.gatesfoundation.org

689彩票邀请码Gates was married on Jan. 1, 1994, to Melinda French Gates. They have three children. Gates is an avid reader, and enjoys playing golf, tennis and bridge.

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Personal Investments

Number of Investments 54
Bill Gates made 54 investments. Their latest investment is Series F - Impossible Foods on Mar 16, 2020. Bill Gates invested $500M in Impossible Foods.

Partner Investments

Number of Partner Investments 2
Announced Date  
Organization Name  
Investor Name  
Lead Investor  
Funding Round  
Money Raised  
Jan 2, 2020
NestAway
Google
Yes
Series D - NestAway
Feb 14, 2019
Vicarious Surgical
Gates Frontier fund
Yes
Series B - Vicarious Surgical
$10M

Exits

Number of Exits 4
Bill Gates has 4 exits. Their most notable exits are TerraPowerSchrodinger, and Foundation Medicine.
TerraPower
TerraPower aims to develop a sustainable and economic nuclear energy system while greatly reducing proliferation risks.
Schrodinger
Schr?dinger is involved in computational drug designing for pharmaceutical and biotechnology research.
Foundation Medicine
Foundation medicine is a molecular information company developing clinical diagnostic tests that facilitates personalized cancer therapies.
Beyond Meat
Beyond Meat is planting The Future of Protein.

Jobs

Number of Current Jobs 7
Bill Gates has 7 current jobs including Co-Founder at Breakthrough Energy Coalition, Founder at bgC3, and Co-chair at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Board and Advisor Roles

Number of Current Board & Advisor Roles 2
Number of Past Board & Advisor Roles 1
Bill Gates holds 2 board and advisor roles as Board Member at Cascade Investment and Technology Advisor & Board Member at Microsoft.
Cascade Investment
Board Member
1994
Microsoft
Technology Advisor & Board Member
Organization Name  
Title At Company  
Start Date  
End Date  
Microsoft
Chairman of the BoardFeb 4, 2014

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Education

Bill Gates studied at Harvard University.
Harvard University
Graduate
unknown
Aug 1973
Jun 1975

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