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Gordon Bell


Mr. Gordon Bell serves as Co-Founder & Chairman at Bell Mason Group. 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.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States

Gordon Bell Investments (11)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
AngelSpan 22-Sep-2015 Angel (individual) 0000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 000000 0000
00000000 0000 27-Jul-2015 0000 00000 00.00 Application Software Out of Business 000000 0000
0000 27-May-2014 00000 (00000 00000 Application Software Startup 000000 0000
0000.00 01-Oct-2013 00000 00000 00.000 Application Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000
00ō0 30-Jul-2013 00000 00000 00.00 Financial Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000
0000000 01-Jan-2012 0000 00000 0000 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000
00000 000000000000 01-Nov-2011 0000 00000 Social/Platform Software Startup 000000 0000
00000.000 26-Jan-2011 00000 00000 00.00 Other Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000
CynApps 10-Feb-2000 Early Stage VC 000 Other IT Services Generating Revenue 000000 0000
Everypath 20-Jan-2000 Early Stage VC 0000 Automation/Workflow Software Out of Business 000000 0000
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Gordon Bell Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Everypath 01-Jan-2006 Out of Business Completed
00000000 0000 000 00 00000000 Completed
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Gordon Bell Team (1)

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