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Information Technology Entrepreneur, Software Designer, Angel Investor, Philanthropist and Activist.
Mitchell Kapor is an information technology entrepreneur, software designer, angel investor, philanthropist and activist. He is the founder of Lotus Development Corporation, and the designer of Lotus 1-2-3, the killer application which made the personal computer ubiquitous in the business world in the 1980s.
He was the founding Chair of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the leading civil liberties group defending rights in the digital world; of the Mozilla Foundation, the creator of the open source web browser Firefox; and of Linden Lab, the maker of the online virtual world, Second Life.
He is a Board member of the Mitchell Kapor Foundation (www.mkf.org), whose mission to is ensure fairness and equity, especially in low-income communities of color, and of the Level Playing Field Institute (www.lpfi.org), which promotes innovative approaches to fairness in higher education and workplaces.