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Nicholas Negroponte

Nicholas Negroponte is the chairman of One Laptop per Child, a non-profit organization whose mission is to create and distribute a low cost laptop to millions of children in poor countries around the world, ultimately revolutionizing how these children are educated. A prototype was unveiled by Kofi Annan and Mr. Negroponte at the World Economic Forum in 2005. The project is funded by Google, Red Hat, AMD, Brightstar Corporation, News Corporation and Nortel Networks, among other companies.

Mr. Negroponte is currently on leave from MIT, where he was co-founder and director of the MIT Media Laboratory and the Jerome B. Wiesner Professor of Media Technology. An Internet pioneer, he is author of the 1995 best seller, Being Digital which has been translated into more than 40 languages.

In the private sector, Mr. Negroponte serves on the board of directors for Motorola, Inc. and Ambient Devices. He has provided start-up funds for Wired magazine, Zagats, Ambient Devices and management’s first venture, thePit.com.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
littleBits Electronics 11/2013Series B$11.1M12
August 2013Seed$2M11
CasaHop 6/2012Seed$1.2M9
littleBits Electronics 9/2011Seed$850k6
dMetrics 2011Angel$2.3M2
GOOD 10/2009Series A2
Ambient Devices 9/2008Series B$857k4
Quidsi 9/2006Series A$4M4
Ambient Devices 6/2006Series A$1.6M2

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  1. LittleBits Raises $11.1M in Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  2. Yves Behar’s August Smart Lock Lets Users Open Doors With A Mobile App (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Home Swapping Startup CasaHop Raises $1.2 Million From First Round, Lerer Ventures, Betaworks, And Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. Open-source Hardware Company littleBits Closes First Round of Financing, Enters MoMA Collection! (blog.makezine.com) [edit]
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  6. GOOD Scores Funding, Strategic Partnerships To Help Improve The World (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  7. SEC D (sec.gov) [edit]
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  9. SEC D (sec.gov) [edit]
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