FI  Cascade Investment

     Office Locations:

2365 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA 98033
Phone: 425-889-7900
Fax: 425-893-8758



  • Early
  • Seed



  • Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Software & Internet



    Founded in 1995, Cascade Investment LLC is a private investment and holding company controlled by Bill Gates and managed by Michael Larson. Cascade is the successor company to Dominion Income Management, the former investment vehicle for Gates' holdings, which was managed by Gates' longtime friend Andy Evans. The firm invests in the public equity, fixed income, and alternative markets of the United States. Cascade also makes venture capital investments.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Michael Larson Business Manager
    Ouliang Xu Security Analyst
    Robert P. Thomas Portfolio Manager


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Berkshire Hathaway
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      Cox Communications
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      Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
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      Ginkgo Bioworks
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      Newport News Shipbuilding
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      OANDA Corporation
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      Otter Tail Power
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      Pan American Silver
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      Sapphire Energy
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