Bill Gates Has Secretly Invested In A Social Network For Scientists, Reports Say

Business Insider | May 31, 2013

By Julie Bort

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates is one of a handful of investors who quietly participated in a $20 million round for a company called ResearchGate, reports the Wall Street Journal’s German edition.

Neither Gates nor the company would confirm his involvement but it is the kind of company that would take Gates’ fancy.

ResearchGate is a Berlin-based, five-year-old social network for scientists. It wants them to find breakthroughs faster by helping them work together.

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