William Gates Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 1
Professionals
  • Investments
  • 62
  • Portfolio
  • 34
  • Exits
  • 11
Exits

William Gates General Information

Description

Mr. William Gates is a Co-Founder and serves as Co-Chairman & Trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Mr. Gates is a director of Microsoft Corporation and served as Chairman of the Board from its incorporation in 1981 until February 2014. Mr. Gates is currently a Technology Advisor for Microsoft Corporation and was its Chief Executive Officer from 1981 until January 2000. Mr. William H. Gates III who has served as a director since 2004 will be retiring from the Board of Directors. In 1975, he founded Microsoft with Paul Allen, and led the company to become the worldwide leader in business and personal software and services. More than 20 years later, guided by the belief that every life has equal value, he and his wife, Melinda, established the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2008, he transitioned from his daily responsibilities at Microsoft to focus full-time with Melinda on their foundation's work to reduce hunger and poverty globally, harness advances in science and technology to save lives, and improve education in the U.S. Since 2006, he has also served as chairman of TerraPower, a company he helped launch in 2006 that aims to provide the world with a more affordable, secure and environmentally friendly form of nuclear energy.

Contact Information

Year Founded
1955
Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • Seattle, WA
  • United States

William Gates Investments (62)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Kymeta 25-Aug-2020 Later Stage VC 00000 Wireless Communications Equipment Generating Revenue 0000000 00000 00.
000000000 00000000 07-Aug-2020 00000 00000 000.00 Surgical Devices Generating Revenue 0000000 00000 00.
000000000 21-Jul-2020 00000 00000 0000 Pharmaceuticals Clinical Trials - Phase 2 0000000 00000 00.
0000000 00000 10-Apr-2020 00000 00000 00000 Food Products Generating Revenue 0000000 00000 00.
00000000 25-Mar-2020 00000 00000 00000 Biotechnology Startup 0000000 00000 00.
00000 0000000000 08-Jan-2020 00000 00000 0000 Security Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000000 00000 00.
00000000 01-Aug-2019 00000 00000 0000 Electrical Equipment Generating Revenue 0000000 00000 00.
00000000 000000000 04-Jun-2019 0000 00000 000 Computers, Parts and Peripherals Generating Revenue 0000000 00000 00.
Impossible Foods 14-May-2019 Later Stage VC 00000 Food Products Generating Revenue 0000000 00000 00.
Bluefield Technologies 20-Apr-2019 Seed Round Aerospace and Defense Generating Revenue 0000000 00000 00.
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William Gates Exits (9)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Schrödinger 06-Feb-2020 IPO 00000
000000 0000 02-May-2019 000 00000
000000000 000000 01-Mar-2018 000 00 00000000
0000 (000000 00000 01-Mar-2018 000 00 00000000
000000 000000 08-Mar-2017 0000000000: 000000
000000000 01-Feb-2017 000 00 00000000
000000 00000000 03-Feb-2016 000 000.00
Foundation Medicine 07-Apr-2015 Merger/Acquisition 00.000
Foundation Medicine 24-Sep-2013 IPO 00000
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William Gates Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
William Gates Jr. Angel Investor 00 0 0 Seattle, WA
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William Gates Co-Investors (193)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Intellectual Ventures 5 0 Series chart Industry bar
Lux Capital Management 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Khosla Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
GV 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Gates Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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