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Originally posted on Gigaom:
Jeff Bezos’s $250 million buyout of the Washington Post, may be the Amazon founder and CEO’s first venture into old-school newsprint, but he’s certainly no stranger to tech and media investments.
Bezos has personally invested in 11 companies since he founded Amazon(s amzn) in 1994, according to CrunchBase, though there are several more companies he’s taken a financial interest in. Most recently he participated in business intelligence software startup Domo’s $60 million Series B round in March, and he took his first step into online journalism (though obviously not his last) with an investment in Business Insider.
Bezos was an early investor in 3D printer maker MakerBot (see disclosure), which just sold to Sratasys for more than $400 million. His Bezos Expeditions fund also famously made an early investment in Twitter.
But over the years he’s shown a particular affection for collaborative consumption companies. Bezos chipped…
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