Mitchell Kapor is a software entrepreneur, investor, social change activist, and philanthropist. He founded Lotus Development Corporation in 1982 and designed Lotus 1-2-3, the "killer app" that established the desktop software industry.
He is the co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which defends freedoms in the online world, and was the founding Chair of the Mozilla Foundation, which makes the open source Firefox web browser.
He has also served as Adjunct/Visiting Professor at MIT. He received a B.A. degree in psychology from Yale University in 1971 and a Master's degree in psychology from Beacon College in 1978.
Mitchell is also a trustee of the Mitchell Kapor Foundation, which works to insure fairness and equity, particularly for low-income communities of color and of the Level Playing Field Institute, which works to ensure fairness from the classroom to the boardroom.
He is still actively investing in startup companies in information technology in the San Francisco Bay Area.more » « less