Gordon Bell Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 11

  • Portfolio
  • 3

  • Exits
  • 7


Gordon Bell General Information


Mr. C. Gordon Bell is a Co-Founder & serves as Chairman at Bell Mason Group. He is a Co-Founder & serves as Board Member & Trustee at Computer History Museum. Mr. Bell is an Angel Investor. He was the Advisor at Trōv. He has an SB and SM degree form MIT, was a Fullbright Scholar at the University of New South Wales, Professor of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Carnegie-Mellon University, and received an honorary D. Eng. from WPI. Gordon Bell spent 23 years at Digital Equipment Corporation as Vice President of Research and Development, where he was responsible for Digital's products. He was the architect of several mini- and time-sharing computers and led the development of DEC's VAX and the VAX Computing Environment. He has been involved in , or responsible for, the design of many products at Digital, Encore, Ardent, and a score of other companies. Gordon Bell has written articles and books about computer architecture, high-tech startup companies (as an investor or advisor to over 100 companies), and life-logging. Gordon Bell was the first Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation's Computing Directorate. He led the National Research and Education Network (NREN - Internet) panel that became the NII/GII, and was an author of the first High Performance Computer and Communications Initiative. He is a member of the ACM, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, IEEE, National Academy of Engineering, Naitonal Academy and Science, and received the 1991 National Medal of Technology. He is a founding trustee of the Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States
+1 (415) 000-0000

Gordon Bell Investments (11)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
AngelSpan 22-Sep-2015 Angel (individual) 0000 Other Financial Services Generating Revenue 000000 0000
Dynamite Labs 27-Jul-2015 0000 00000 00.00 Application Software Out of Business 000000 0000
Powr 27-May-2014 00000 (00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000
digi.me 01-Oct-2013 00000 00000 00.000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 000000 0000
Trōv 30-Jul-2013 00000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000
Sensr.net 17-Dec-2012 00000 00000 00.00 Application Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000
LifeBio 01-Jan-2012 00000 (00000 0000 Database Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000
Orionvm 01-Nov-2011 0000 00000 Systems and Information Management Generating Revenue 000000 0000
CynApps 10-Feb-2000 Early Stage VC 000 Multimedia and Design Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000
Everypath 20-Jan-2000 Early Stage VC 0000 Automation/Workflow Software Out of Business 000000 0000

Gordon Bell Exits (7)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Orionvm 01-May-2023 Secondary Transaction - Private
Trōv 02-Feb-2022 000000000000000000
Powr 19-Jul-2021 000000000000000000
Sensr.net 01-Mar-2021 000000000 00000000
Dynamite Labs 01-May-2016 000 00 00000000
Everypath 01-Jan-2006 Out of Business
CynApps 21-Mar-2001 Merger of Equals

Gordon Bell Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Gordon Bell Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Gordon Bell Angel Investor 00 0 San Francisco, CA

Gordon Bell FAQs

  • Who is Gordon Bell?

    Gordon Bell is an angel Investor who has made 11 investments.

  • What kind of investor is Gordon Bell?

    Gordon Bell is an angel investor.

  • What does Gordon Bell do?

    As an angel investor, Gordon Bell invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • How many board seats does Gordon Bell hold?

    Gordon Bell holds a board seat in Orionvm.

  • What has Gordon Bell invested in?

    Gordon Bell has made numerous investments in companies like AngelSpan, Dynamite Labs, and Powr within the Financial Services, Application Software, and Business/Productivity Software industries.

  • What has Gordon Bell invested in recently?

    Gordon Bell's latest investment was on 22-Sep-2015 in AngelSpan, a company within the Financial Services industry.

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