We love bringing living legends to our stage, which is why we are thrilled and honored that Mitch Kapor will join LAUNCH founder Jason Calacanis for a fireside chat at LAUNCH Education & Kids. The event, where 20 companies will debut or demo new products, takes place June 26 & 27 at Microsoft's campus in Mountain View.
Mitch is best known as the founder of Lotus Development Corporation and designer of Lotus 1-2-3. Through Kapor Capital, he is active as a seed-stage investor focused on social impact startups, especially in education, healthcare and consumer finance. Mitch is also a director and major funder of the Level Playing Field Institute, which works to increase fairness in education and the workplace by closing the opportunity gap and removing barriers to success (the full bio is here).
Kapor Capital's illustrious list of education investments includes Alltuition (now Brilliant - match & science challenges for world's brightest kids), ClassDojo (improves classroom behavior), Clever (helps schools bring online learning into classrooms), Inkling (end-to-end platform for mobile learning content), Magoosh (online education, focused on test prep), MindSnacks (mobile games for learning), Motion Math (math games for mobile), NoRedInk (improves grammar & writing skills), Piazza (Q&A for classrooms) and UniversityNow (making high-quality higher ed available to everyone).
Mitch's fireside is set for June 26 at 1:15pm, and afterwards, he will judge a session of startup demos. Educators and builders can apply for free tickets to LAUNCH Education & Kids, and everyone else can buy their tickets here.