William Gates Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

Professionals

  • Investments
  • 69

  • Portfolio
  • 23

  • Exits
  • 19

Exits

William Gates General Information

Description

Mr. William Gates serves as Co-Chair of the Board at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He is also the owner of Gates Frontier. He is a director of Microsoft Corporation and served as Chairman of the Board from its incorporation in 1981 until February 2014. He 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 Chairman of the Board at Breakthrough Energy Ventures. He 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 Founder & serves as Chairman at Cascade Investment.

Business Details

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

William Gates Investments (69)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Cerevance 08-Feb-2023 Later Stage VC 00000 Drug Discovery Clinical Trials - Phase 2 0000000 00000 00.
Mainspring 21-Sep-2022 00000 00000 00000 Energy Production Generating Revenue 0000000 00000 00.
Fictiv 02-May-2022 00000 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 00000 00.
UPSIDE Foods 21-Apr-2022 00000 00000 00000 Food Products Generating Revenue 0000000 00000 00.
Vicarious Surgical 20-Sep-2021 0000 00000 Surgical Devices Profitable 0000000 00000 00.
Vicarious Surgical 20-Sep-2021 00000 00000 000.00 Surgical Devices Profitable 0000000 00000 00.
Blues Wireless 06-Jul-2021 00000 00000 000.00 Wireless Communications Equipment Generating Revenue
Mainspring 04-May-2021 00000 00000 00000 Energy Production Generating Revenue 0000000 00000 00.
Fictiv 17-Feb-2021 Later Stage VC 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 00000 00.
Pivotal Commware 01-Feb-2021 Later Stage VC 0000 Wireless Communications Equipment Generating Revenue 0000000 00000 00.

William Gates Exits (19)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Carbon Engineering 03-Nov-2023 Merger/Acquisition 00.000
Convoy 01-Nov-2023 000000000000000000
Vicarious Surgical 04-Aug-2023 000000 0000000000 0000
Purposeful (Other Services (B2C Non-Financial)) 04-May-2022 000 00 00000000
GRAIL 18-Aug-2021 000000000000000000 00.00
Evolv Technology 16-Jul-2021 0000000 000000 00000
Intellectual Ventures 01-Apr-2021 000000000 00000000
Varentec 10-Feb-2021 000000000000000000
EarthNow 08-Feb-2021 Out of Business
Schrodinger 06-Feb-2020 IPO 00000

William Gates Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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William Gates Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
William Gates Jr. Angel Investor 00 0 0 Seattle, WA

William Gates Co-Investors (130)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Lux Capital 4 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Casdin Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Cercano Management 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Devonshire Investors 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Khosla Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

William Gates FAQs

  • Who is William Gates?

    William Gates is an angel Investor who has made 69 investments.

  • What kind of investor is William Gates?

    William Gates is an angel investor.

  • What does William Gates do?

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

  • What has William Gates invested in?

    William Gates has made numerous investments in companies like Cerevance, Mainspring, and Fictiv within the Drug Discovery, Energy Production, and Business/Productivity Software industries.

  • What has William Gates invested in recently?

    William Gates's latest investment was on 08-Feb-2023 in Cerevance, a company within the Drug Discovery industry.

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