The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is advancing science and technology to save lives in developing countries. The Foundation works with partners to deliver proven tools—including vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics—and discover groundbreaking new solutions that are affordable and reliable.
The private sector is developing some of the most promising and innovative solutions to today’s global problems. Unfortunately, markets don’t always work well for the poor, as companies have little incentive to develop products for people who can’t afford them. Therefore, Gates Foundation Venture Capital partners with entrepreneurs, companies, and other organizations to create incentives that harness the power of private enterprise to create change for those who need it most. In connection with our investments, companies agree to use the investment proceeds in support of specific foundation programmatic strategies. We know every investment is unique, and our team approaches each opportunity with the right tools to achieve long-term, measurable success.