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Founders Bill Gates Paul Allen


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Total investments 184
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 160
Rounds per year 3.91
Lead investments 35
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 41
Key employees 30
Stages of investment
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • Information Technology
  • Internet
  • Machine Learning
  • Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft is the famous Corporate Investor, which was founded in 1975. The company was established in North America in United States. The main department of described Corporate Investor is located in the Redmond.

The fund was created by Bill Gates, Paul Allen. The overall number of key employees were 18.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 6-10 years to receive the investment from the fund. Among the most successful fund investment fields, there are Hardware, Enterprise Software. Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Facebook, Uber, Flipkart The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States.

The standard case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 3-4 partakers. Despite the Microsoft, startups are often financed by Andreessen Horowitz, HWVP, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Intel Capital. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Intel Capital, Cisco, New Enterprise Associates. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Evergreen Venture Partners, Canaan Partners, Intel Capital.

The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. The real fund results show that this Corporate Investor is 9 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies. This Microsoft works on 1 percentage points less the average amount of lead investments comparing to the other organizations. Deals in the range of 50 - 100 millions dollars are the general things for fund. The higher amount of exits for fund were in 2018. The important activity for fund was in 2019. The typical startup value when the investment from Microsoft is more than 1 billion dollars.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Learn DAO

$200K12 Nov 2022 Madrid, Madrid, Spain


Application Performance Management
Artificial Intelligence
Enterprise Software
Human Resources
Information Services
Information Technology
Machine Learning
$4M01 Nov 2022 India, Andhra Pradesh, India

Pavo & Tusker Innovations

Artificial Intelligence
Computer Vision
Information Technology
Machine Learning
$125K29 Jul 2022 Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India


Cloud Computing
Human Resources
Information Services
Professional Services
$100K10 May 2022 -

Recters Consultancy Services Private Limited

$1M14 Apr 2022 -

Malaysian Urban Design Association

Non Profit
$3K07 Apr 2022 Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Financial Services
Information Technology
Mobile Apps
Personal Finance
$25K01 Apr 2022 Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg Oblast, Russian Federation


$450M15 Mar 2022 Zug, Switzerland


$450M14 Feb 2022 Zug, Switzerland


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