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Gordon Bell

C. Gordon Bell (born August 19, 1934) is an American electrical engineer and manager. An early employee of Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) 1960–1966, Bell designed several of their PDP machines and later became Vice President of Engineering 1972-1983, overseeing the development of the VAX. Bell’s later career includes entrepreneur, investor, founding Assistant Director of NSF’s Computing and Information Science and Engineering Directorate 1986-1987, and researcher at Microsoft Research, 1995–present.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
SocialSafe 10/2013Series B$1M2
Trov 7/2013Series B$6.8M1
OrionVM Wholesale Cloud Superstructure 11/2011Angel2 1/2011Venture Round$1.5M9



  1. SocialSafe Raises Further $1M, Microsoft ‘Life-Log’ Researcher Gordon Bell Becomes Investor And Advisor ( [edit]
  2. Trōv Raises $6.8M To Empower The Rich Itemize, Survey And Find Hidden Value In Their Heaps Of Stuff ( [edit]
  3. OrionVM Welcomes Angel Investors to the Team ( [edit]
  4. Raises $1.5M in Funding ( [edit]
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