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  1. Kizmet

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  2. Johann

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    Glad to see CODESPARK "has raised $4.1 million in a seed round led by Kapor Capital."

    Over his long career, Mitch Kapor has been very influential - first in the development of spreadsheets and then development of the Internet itself, through the Electronic Frontier Foundation - and now with the Kapor Center for Social Impact, of which Kapor Capital is part. Mr. Kapor was head of development for Visicalc, the first commercially-available spreadsheet - and later, founded Lotus Corp., makers of Lotus 1-2-3 spreadsheet. I still have a copy of Visicalc (1982) and it still works perfectly. Looks better-than-ever on my big monitor under VDOS and Windows XP.

    CODESPARK - great project, great lead investor. For an old guy (73), I have spent an inordinate amount of time tinkering with kids' programming games and languages. Fascinating. Love 'em.

    More on Mr. Kapor and his enterprises here:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_Kapor
    Kapor Center For Social Impact

    J.
     
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