William Gates Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 1
Professionals
  • Investments
  • 69
  • Portfolio
  • 26
  • Exits
  • 16
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. He is a Co-Founder and serves as Chair of the Board at Breakthrough Energy Ventures. 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. He is the Owner of Cascade Investment.

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 (69)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Mainspring 24-May-2022 Later Stage VC 00000 Energy Production Generating Revenue 0000000 00000 00.
000000 05-May-2022 00000 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 00000 00.
000000 00000 22-Mar-2022 00000 00000 00000 Food Products Generating Revenue 0000000 00000 00.
000000000 00000000 20-Sep-2021 0000 00000 Surgical Devices Generating Revenue 0000000 00000 00.
00000 00000000 06-Jul-2021 00000 00000 000.00 Wireless Communications Equipment Generating Revenue
0000000000 04-May-2021 00000 00000 00000 Energy Production Generating Revenue 0000000 00000 00.
000000 17-Feb-2021 00000 00000 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 00000 00.
0000000 00000000 01-Feb-2021 00000 00000 0000 Wireless Communications Equipment Generating Revenue 0000000 00000 00.
Kymeta 17-Sep-2020 Later Stage VC 00000 Wireless Communications Equipment Generating Revenue 0000000 00000 00.
Vicarious Surgical 07-Aug-2020 Later Stage VC 000.00 Surgical Devices Generating Revenue 0000000 00000 00.
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William Gates Exits (16)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Purposeful 04-May-2022 Out of Business
00000 18-Aug-2021 000000000000000000 00.00
00000 0000000000 19-Jul-2021 0000000 000000 00000
000000000000 00000 01-Apr-2021 000000000 00000000
00000000 10-Feb-2021 000000000000000000
00000000 08-Feb-2021 000 00 00000000
0000ö000000 06-Feb-2020 000 00000
000000 0000 02-May-2019 000 00000
Exicure 23-May-2018 Reverse Merger
LightSail Energy 01-Mar-2018 Out of Business
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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 (210)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Lux Capital 4 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Intellectual Ventures 0 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Jeffrey Bezos 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Khosla Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Temasek Holdings 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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