FI  Pivotal Ventures

     Office Locations:

500 Fifth Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98109
Phone: 206-709-3100



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  • Information Technology



    Pivotal Ventures is an independent executive office of Melinda Gates that will give her an opportunity to pursue ideas, projects and potentially investments that might not fit within the structure of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. According to GeekWire, Pivotal Ventures works in close partnership with the foundation (although it's run independently, without any Gates Foundation resources). The group is still in the early stages of establishing the operation and determining its ultimate path. However, based on Gates' interests, women's issues will be a priority.

    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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    Melinda Gates Founder
    Michele Boyer Director, Executive Administration
    Windy Wilkins Director of Partner Engagement


    Portfolio companies include:

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