Michael Dell Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 18

  • Portfolio
  • 7

  • Exits
  • 11


Michael Dell General Information


Mr. Michael Dell is the Founder of DFO Management. He serves as Chief Executive Officer & Chairman at Dell Technologies. He is a Co-Owner of Spurs Sports and Entertainment. He also serves as Chairman and Member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committee at VMware. He is also a Co-Founder and serves as the Board Member at Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. He is a Co-Owner of Spurs Sports & Entertainment. He served as Chairman at Dell EMC. He is the chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Dell, the company he founded with $1000 in 1984 at the age of 19. Notably quoted as saying that "technology is about enabling human potential," his vision of how technology should be designed, manufactured, and sold forever changed the IT industry. In 1992, he became the youngest CEO ever to earn a ranking on the Fortune 500. Today, Dell Inc. is composed of more than 100,000 team members who serve the IT needs of global corporations, small and medium businesses, governments, healthcare providers, educational institutions, and home computing users. From tablets and PCs to the infrastructure, software, and services that power the world's most complex data centers and cloud computing environments, Dell's broad range of IT services and solutions has helped millions of customers around the world achieve the outcomes that are most important to them. In 1999, he and his wife established the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to provide philanthropic support to a variety of global causes. He is an honorary member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum and is an executive committee member of the International Business Council. He is also a member of the Technology CEO Council, the U.S. Business Council, and the Business Roundtable. He serves on the governing board of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India, and is a board member of Catalyst. In June 2014, he was named the United Nations Foundation's first Global Advocate for Entrepreneurship. He is also a Co-Founder at Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer at Dell EMC. He was the Founder and served as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Dell-VMWare Tracking.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • Austin, TX
  • United States

Michael Dell Investments (18)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Samara (Real Estate Services (B2C)) 09-Aug-2023 Early Stage VC 000.00 Real Estate Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000000 0000
Airtable 13-Dec-2021 00000 00000 00000 Software Development Applications Generating Revenue 0000000 0000
Binti 27-Aug-2021 00000 00000 000.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000
Goodleap 27-Jan-2021 00000 00000 00000 Financial Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000
Observe 01-Oct-2020 00000 00000 0000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000
Amlogy 10-Sep-2020 00000 (00000 Multimedia and Design Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000
GfK 07-Feb-2017 000000000 00 Media and Information Services (B2B) Profitable 0000000 0000
Portworx 27-Mar-2015 00000 00000 00.00 Systems and Information Management Generating Revenue 0000000 0000
Kobalt 27-Feb-2015 Later Stage VC 0000 Publishing Generating Revenue 0000000 0000
Eagle Eye Networks 31-Jul-2014 Early Stage VC 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000

Michael Dell Exits (11)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Kobalt 15-Sep-2022 Buyout/LBO 00000
Palantir Technologies 30-Sep-2020 000 00.000
Portworx 16-Sep-2020 000000000000000000 00000
Big Switch Networks 05-Feb-2020 000000000000000000 000.00
GfK 03-Mar-2017 0000000000 00.00
Qliance Management 04-Mar-2016 00000000 000000 00
Apcera 10-Oct-2014 000000000000000000
Workday 12-Oct-2012 000 00000
PaperExchange.com 05-Sep-2000 Buyout/LBO 00000
Cerent 02-Nov-1999 Merger/Acquisition 00.00

Michael Dell Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Michael Dell Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Michael Dell Angel Investor 00 0 Austin, TX

Michael Dell Co-Investors (69)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Thrive Capital 2 0 Series chart Industry bar
General Catalyst 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Riverstone Holdings 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Silver Lake 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
T. Rowe Price 0 0 Series chart Industry bar