Mitch Kapor

Mitch Kapor is a pioneer of the personal computing industry. He is the founder of Lotus Development Corporation and the designer of the Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet, the “killer application” which made the PC ubiquitous in business in the 1980s.

Mitch is the co-chair of the Kapor Center for Social Impact, which relentlessly pursues creative strategies to leverage tech for positive, progressive change. The Center works primarily with underrepresented communities and focuses on gap-closing endeavors.

Through Kapor Capital, he is active as a seed-stage information technology investor in social impact startups, especially in education, healthcare, and consumer finance.

As a board member and major funder of the Level Playing Field Institute, Mitch works to increase fairness in education and workplaces by closing opportunity gaps and removing barriers to success. 

He was the co-founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, which protects freedom and privacy on the Internet, and founding chair of the Mozilla Foundation, maker of the open source web browser Firefox.

Mitch’s investments include UUNET, Real Networks, Linden Lab, Uber, Twilio, and Asana.