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56 Investments in 49 Companies
Born:
November 1, 1950
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Male
Location:
San Francisco
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http://www.kapor.com/
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Mitchell David Kapor is the founder of Lotus Development Corporation and the designer of Lotus 1-2-3, the "killer application" often credited with making the personal computer ubiquitous in the business world in the 1980s. He is known as an entrepreneur, investor, social activist, and philanthropist.

Kapor has been the Chair of the Mozilla Foundation since its inception in 2003. He founded the Mitchell Kapor Foundation to support his philanthropic interests in environmental health. He also co-founded, and is on the board of, the Level Playing Field Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to fairness in education and workplaces. Kapor is also Chair of the Board of Directors of Linden Lab, a San Francisco-based company which created the popular virtual world Second Life, and a member of the Advisory Board for the Wikimedia Foundation.

In 1990 Kapor's new company On Technology introduced their new product On Location, an application designed for the Macintosh that contained an indexing system that permit quick retrieval and display of text on the Mac's hard disk. "We think we're being cagey by bringing it out on the Mac first," Kapor said. "It's a richer medium than MS-DOS, and if we have a hot product in the Mac market, it will be easier to get into the PC market."

In 2001, Kapor founded the Open Source Applications Foundation, where he is now working on Chandler, a modern personal information manager built using open source tools and methods.

In 2006, Kapor founded his latest startup, Foxmarks, based in San Francisco.

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2001 - Current   (over 15 years)

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1997 - Current   (over 19 years)
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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jan, 2015$3.4M / Seed (Lead)
Sep, 2014$4M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2013$8.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Sep, 2013$24M / Series BPersonal Investment
Sep, 2013$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2013$600k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2013$1.2M / VenturePersonal Investment
Oct, 2012$3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2012$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2011$1.8M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2011$5.8M / Series APersonal Investment
Sep, 2011$5.5M / Series A
Aug, 2011$800k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2011$2M / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2011$1M / Convertible NotePersonal Investment
Apr, 2011$675k / Convertible NotePersonal Investment
Mar, 2011$1.35M / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2011$500k / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2011$1.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2011$400k / AngelPersonal Investment
Jan, 2011$1.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2011$800k / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2010$1.1M / Seed (Lead)Personal Investment
Oct, 2010$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2010$1.25M / Angel
Oct, 2010$10M / Series BPersonal Investment
Aug, 2010$750k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jul, 2010$2M / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2010$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2010$875k / VenturePersonal Investment
Mar, 2010$1.2M / AngelPersonal Investment
Mar, 2010$300k / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2010undisclosed amount / AngelPersonal Investment
2010undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2010$925k / AngelPersonal Investment
Jan, 2010undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2009$3.7M / Series APersonal Investment
Jul, 2009$500k / Series APersonal Investment
Apr, 2009$1.2M / AngelPersonal Investment
Mar, 2009$2M / Series APersonal Investment

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