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Twitter@mkapor
Birthdate11/1/50

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Yale University 1971

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Mitch Kapor

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.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Good Eggs 9/2013Series A$8.5M5
AngelList 9/2013Venture Round$24M19
Pigeonly 9/2013Seed$1M3
InternMatch 1/2013Venture Round$1.2M3
Clever 10/2012Seed$3M14
StyleSeek 3/2012Seed$1M13
Dropcam 9/2011Series A$5.8M7
Desmos 8/2011Seed$800k3
Livestar 6/2011Seed$2M10
Hipster 5/2011Convertible Note$1M14
Relevvant 4/2011Seed6
Motion Math 3/2011Seed5
Yobongo 3/2011Seed$1.35M10
MindSnacks 3/2011Venture Round$1.2M13
InternMatch 2/2011Angel$400k3
MileWise 1/2011Seed$1.5M18
Gengo 1/2011Seed$800k5
Humanoid 12/2010Seed$1.1M17
AppMakr 10/2010Seed$1M7
Uber 10/2010Angel$1.25M15
Bitly 10/2010Series B$10M10
Flowtown 8/2010Seed$750k9
Wavii 7/2010Seed$2M11
Blockboard 5/2010Seed$1M8
Hello Chair 4/2010Venture Round$875k4
Optimizely 3/2010Angel$1.2M21
Stickybits 3/2010Seed$300k2
Vittana 2010Seed5
Cardpool 1/2010Seed17
Inkling Systems 1/2010Seed$1M3
Stumpwise 1/2010Angel1
Twilio 12/2009Series A$3.7M8
TuneIn Twitter Dashboard 7/2009Series A$500k2
Asana 4/2009Angel$1.2M13
Bitly 3/2009Series A$2M14
Dropcam 3/2009Seed5
StandardNine 1/2009Angel1
Twilio 1/2009Seed$1M9
Cardpool 1/2009Seed3
Posterous 12/2008Angel$725k11
Sprout 5/2008Series B$5M3
Dapper 12/2007Series A$3M2
ePals 12/2006Angel3
Federated Media 3/2006Series A$2.2M6
Wikia 3/2006Series A$4M10
Linden Lab 3/2006Series B$11M7
StumbleUpon 12/2005Seed$1.5M4
Odeo 8/2005Series A17
Federated Media 6/2005Seed$750k6
Mozilla 1/2005Angel$300k1
Linden Lab 10/2004Series A$8M5

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    Sunglass Uses Open-Web Standards to Bring Architectural Drafting into the Modern Age (pandodaily.com) [edit]
  1. Organic Food Delivery Service Good Eggs Raises $8.5M Series A From Sequoia Capital (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. How AngelList Hacked Its $24M Round (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Pigeonly, NewME Alumn, Closes $1MM Seed Investment (newmeaccelerator.com) [edit]
  4. InternMatch Raises $1.2 Million To Expand Beyond Internships To Include Paying Jobs, Is Thinking About Rebranding (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. Twilio For Education Data, Clever, Lands $3M From Kevin Rose, Mike Maples & Ashton Kutcher, Now In 2K Schools (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. Tech.li (techli.com) [edit]
  7. Accel Leads $6M Round In Video Monitoring And Cloud Streaming Service Dropcam (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  8. Collaborative software firm Desmos lands $800K financing (masshightech.com) [edit]
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  10. Local Q&A Site Hipster Raises $1M From Google Ventures, Lightbank, 500 Startups And More (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  11. Transmedia Capital invested in Relevvant's previous round (angel.co) [edit]
  12. Motion Math raises seed capital (motionmathgames.com) [edit]
  13. How Do You Talk To An Angel? Use Yobongo, They’re All Investing. (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  14. MindSnacks Raises $1.2 Million For Mobile Educational Games (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  15. InternMatch Raises $400K To Help Students Find The Perfect Internship (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  16. Stealth Milewise Raises $1.5 Million To Help People Cash In On Reward Programs (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  17. MyGengo Raises $1 Million To “Own” Translation (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  18. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  19. AppMakr Raises $1 Million To Help You Build Custom iPhone Apps (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  20. UberCab raises $1.25M to end your futile search for taxis (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  21. Bit.ly Raises $10 Million Series B, Still Growing Like Crazy (technews-vn.blogspot.com) []
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  25. SEC D (sec.gov) [edit]
  26. Optimizely A/B Tests Its Way To $1.2 Million In Funding From A Roster Of Top Angels (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  28. Non-profit Vittana lands CNET’s Wolaner as CEO (pando.com) [edit]
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  30. As Publishers Try To Adapt To The iPad, Startups Spring To The Rescue (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  31. Kapor portfolio (kaporcapital.com) [edit]
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  34. Asana (privco.com) [edit]
  35. TinyURL Rival Bit.ly Raises $2 Million (businessinsider.com) []
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  37. Mitch Kapor's Twitter (twitter.com) [edit]
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  40. Group Blogging Via Email's Posterous Raises $725K (thealarmclock.com) [edit]
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  43. NYTimes (nytimes.com) [edit]
  44. FM Financing Release (blog.federatedmedia.net) [edit]
  45. wikia.com [edit]
  46. 'Second Life' scores $11 million in funding (news.com) [edit]
  47. StumbleUpon May Be For Sale: 50M (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  48. Odeo receives funding from Charles River (plus: Kapor, Kraus, O'Reilly, Kopelman, Conway...) (odeo.com) [edit]
  49. FM Financing (blog.federatedmedia.net) [edit]
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  51. Second Life Boosted with $8 Million in New Financing; Linden Lab and Benchmark Capital Aim for the Metaverse (allbusiness.com) [edit]
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