This Drone Company’s Tech is so Promising, Bill Gates Invested Millions in it – Twice

On Monday, Seattle-area radar startup Echodyne is expected to announce a $29 million investment, led by NEA, with participation from other investors including Bill Gates and his Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital.

In fact, this is the second time Bill Gates has invested considerable cash in Echodyne. The world's richest man personally led the company's previous $15 million round, with Seattle's high-profile Madrona Ventures chipping in on both investments.

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