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Michael Dell


Mr. Michael Dell is the Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer & Chairman at Dell Technologies. Mr. Michael Dell is a Co-Founder and serves as the Board Member at Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. Mr. Michael Dell is Co-Founder at MSD Capital. Mr. Michael Dell is the Founder and serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Dell. 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," Michael's vision of how technology should be designed, manufactured and sold forever changed the IT industry. In 1992, Michael 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 1998, Michael formed MSD Capital, and in 1999, he and his wife established the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to provide philanthropic support to a variety of global causes. Michael 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, Michael was named the United Nations Foundation's first Global Advocate for Entrepreneurship. He is a Co-Founder at MSD Capital. He is also a Co-Founder at Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. He also serves as the Chairman at VMware. 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.

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

Michael Dell Investments (12)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
GfK 07-Feb-2017 Secondary Transaction - Open Market Media and Information Services (B2B) Profitable 0000000 0000
00000000 27-Mar-2015 00000 00000 00.00 Systems and Information Management Generating Revenue 0000000 0000
000000 (00000) 27-Feb-2015 00000 00000 0000 Application Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000
00000 000 00000000 31-Jul-2014 00000 00000 00.000 Network Management Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000
000 000000 0000000 31-Oct-2012 00000 00000 000.00 Systems and Information Management Generating Revenue 0000000 0000
000000 09-May-2012 0000 00000 00.00 Database Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000
0000000 0000000000 28-Apr-2010 00000 00000 00.000 Hospitals/Inpatient Services Bankruptcy: Liquidation 0000000 0000
0000000 06-Dec-2006 00000 00000 000.00 Database Software Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 0000000 0000
Palantir Technologies 01-Jan-2004 Seed Round Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 0000 08-Mar-2000 PE Growth/Expansion 0000 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000000 0000
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Michael Dell Exits (7)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
GfK 03-Mar-2017 Secondary Transaction - Private Completed
  • 2 buyers
0000000 0000000000 04-Mar-2016 00000000 000000 00 Completed
000000 22-Sep-2014 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 00000000
0000000 12-Oct-2012 000 00000 Completed
0000000000000.000 05-Sep-2000 0000000000 00000 Completed
  • 00000
Cerent 02-Nov-1999 Merger/Acquisition 00.00 Completed
Rambus 14-May-1997 IPO Completed
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Michael Dell Team (1)

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

Michael Dell Co-Investors (5)

Name With Exits Lead Partner
GV 1 0
MSD Capital 0 0
MSD Private Capital 0 0
Mayfield Fund 0 0
Stanford Management Company 0 0
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