Bezos Expeditions

Bezos Expeditions is an American investment firm based in Mercer Island, Washington.[1] It serves as a family office for Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos by managing his personal investments. The firm invests in early stage ventures, late stage ventures and seed stages of companies in many different sectors.[2]

Bezos Expeditions
TypePrivate
IndustryFamily Office
Founded2005[citation needed]
FoundersJeff Bezos
HeadquartersMercer Island, Washington, U.S.[1]
ProductsInvestments
AUMUS$107.8 billion (2020)[1]
Websitewww.bezosexpeditions.com

BackgroundEdit

Bezos Expeditions was founded in 2005 by Jeff Bezos[citation needed] as an investment vehicle to manage his personal investments. The firm has a dedicated team responsible for handling all processes related to investments. The firm has made numerous high profile investments such as Twitter, Airbnb, Uber, Stack Overflow, General Assembly, Workday and Business Insider.[2][3][4]

Aside from for-profit ventures, the firm also supports funding philanthropic efforts. Examples include an Innovation center at the Seattle Museum of History and Industry and the Bezos Center for Neural Circuit Dynamics at Princeton Neuroscience Institute.[2][5] In 2013, Bezos Expeditions funded the recovery of two Saturn V first-stage Rocketdyne F-1 engines from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean.[6] They were positively identified as belonging to the Apollo 11 mission's S-1C stage from July 1969.[7][8] The engines are currently on display at the Seattle Museum of Flight.[9][10]

Bezos Expeditions has funded the Clock of the Long Now also called the 10,000-year clock.[2][11][12] It was funded with $42 million, and is on land which Bezos owns in Texas.[12]

Notable InvestmentsEdit

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ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p Fitzgerald, Brian R. (2013-08-05). "A Stroll Through the Many, Many, Many Investments of Jeff Bezos". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m French, Sally. "All the companies in Jeff Bezos's empire, in one (large) chart". MarketWatch. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z Graphics, WSJ com News. "The Bezos Fortune: A Breakdown of the Amazon Billionaire's Assets". WSJ. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  5. ^ Martinez, Amy (2013-08-05). "Billionaire Bezos adds to eclectic interests". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  6. ^ Garber, Megan (March 20, 2013). "The Engines That Propelled Us into Space, Recovered From the Ocean Floor". The Atlantic. Archived from the original on April 2, 2019. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  7. ^ Pearlman, Robert Z. (July 19, 2013). "Rocket Engine Part Recovered by Amazon CEO Has Apollo 11 History". Space.com. New York. Archived from the original on July 24, 2013. Retrieved August 10, 2013.
  8. ^ Poeter, Damon (March 20, 2013). "Bezos Salvage Team Plucks Apollo Rocket Engines from Atlantic". PC Magazine. Archived from the original on April 2, 2019. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  9. ^ "Apollo F-1 Engine Preview | The Museum of Flight". museumofflight.org. Archived from the original on April 4, 2018. Retrieved April 4, 2018.
  10. ^ "As Apollo 11 moon landing anniversary nears, space fans get ready to celebrate". GeekWire. March 16, 2019. Archived from the original on April 2, 2019. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  11. ^ Coombs, Casey (Feb 20, 2018). "Amazon's Jeff Bezos unveils 10,000-year clock that symbolizes his business strategy". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  12. ^ a b Woo, Stu (2012-06-19). "What Makes Jeff Bezos Tick? A $42 Million Clock, for Starters". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  13. ^ "37 Signals Takes Jeff Bezos Investment". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  14. ^ Lamm, Greg (Sep 2, 2011). "Amazon's Jeff Bezos suffers setback with failed spaceship launch". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  15. ^ "The Startup That Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos Are Both Invested In". Fortune. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  16. ^ "Hipster investor The Craftory leads $30m funding round in vegan startup". CityAM. 2019-03-01. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  17. ^ Young, Jabari (2021-04-22). "Jeff Bezos, Drake and others invest $80 million in sports media company Overtime". CNBC. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  18. ^ Jr, Tom Huddleston (2021-02-20). "This 28-year-old turned his college side hustle into a $1.3 billion start-up backed by Jeff Bezos". CNBC. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  19. ^ Zaleski, Andrew (2018-08-29). "Why Jeff Bezos is backing this Silicon Valley scientist who is working on a cure for aging". CNBC. Retrieved 2021-06-15.
  20. ^ "Artificial Intelligence Startup Vicarious Grabs Funding From Bezos, Benioff And Jerry Yang". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2021-06-15.

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