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Bio: Andreas Bechtolshein


Born

Sept. 30, 1955

Hometown

Ammersee, Germany

Claim to Fame

Known as a master computer designer since designing a PC-like "workstation" as a Stanford student. He and three others formed Sun Microsystems to sell the machine.

Cisco Connection

Licensed computer designs to Cisco's founders while at Stanford, then sold Cisco a startup in 1996 for $220 million.

Midas Touch

His $100,000 investment in Google in 1998 is worth more than $1 billion.


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