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Georges F. Doriot

American R&D Corporation

1946 - 1972

Finance

Military ServiceArmy
1940 b. 1899
male
EducationTwoDegree
UndergraduateUniversity of Paris
GraduateMBA, Harvard University
Personal
Born-Died1899 - 1987
BirthplaceFrance
RaceWhite
FatherProfessional
Era - 1940

Doriot founded the first and one of the most successful publicly traded venture capital corporations in the United States. While American R&D funded numerous business entities, Doriotís big success came in 1957 when he provided the $70,000 seed money (80% of the start-up equity) to Ken Olson who founded Digital Equipment Corporation.