James Gosling Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Investments
  • 1
  • Exits
  • 1

James Gosling General Information


Mr. James Gosling is a Distinguished Engineer at Amazon Web Services. Previously, he served as Advisor at DriveScale. Between 1984 and 2010, he was with Sun Microsystems. He created the original design of Java in 1994 and implemented the language's original compiler and virtual machine. In the work leading to Java at Sun, he saw that architecture-neutral execution for widely distributed programs could be achieved by implementing a similar philosophy: always program for the same virtual machine. For his achievement, he was elected to Foreign Associate member of the United States National Academy of Engineering. He has also made major contributions to several other software systems, such as NeWS and Gosling Emacs. He co-wrote the "bundle" program, a utility thoroughly detailed in Brian Kernighan and Rob Pike's book The Unix Programming Environment. He was awarded The Economist Innovation Award in 2002 and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2007. In 1977, he received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Calgary. In 1983, he earned a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University, supervised by Bob Sproull. While working towards his doctorate, he wrote a version of Emacs called Gosling Emacs (Gosmacs).

Contact Information

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 3274 Alpine Road
  • Portola Valley, CA 94028
  • United States
+1 (650) 000-0000

James Gosling Investments (1)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
000000000 12-Sep-2012 0000 00000 Software Development Applications Out of Business 00000 0000000 00.0
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James Gosling Exits (1)

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James Gosling Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
James Gosling Ph.D Angel Investor 0 Portola Valley, CA
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