bgC3

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bgC3
Founders Bill Gates
Headquarters Kirkland, WA, USA
Key people Larry Cohen, Managing Partner
Website www.bgc3.com
Footnotes / references
Formerly Carillon Holdings[1]

bgC3 LLC is a company founded by Microsoft's co-founder, Bill Gates[2] in 2008.

The name is an acronym for Bill Gates Catalyst 3, with the appended number pointing to a third endeavor beyond Microsoft and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.[3]

According to the company's federal trademark registration, it is a think-tank, covering:

  • Scientific and technological services.
  • Industrial analysis and research.
  • Design and development of computer hardware and software to combat poverty.

The company has been described as a cross between a think tank, incubator and venture capital firm. bgC3 is managed by Larry Cohen, a former Microsoft executive, who serves as its managing partner.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bill Gates' mysterious new company". Bink.nu. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  2. ^ "Mary Jo Foley: "Bill Gates founds a new tech company" (22 Oct 2008)". Blogs.zdnet.com. Archived from the original on 16 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-11. 
  3. ^ "bgC3 oder Bill Gates und sein rätselhaftes neues Unternehmen" (in German). 2008-10-23. Retrieved 2012-08-26. 

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