Mitchell Kapor is the founder and current Chair of Xmarks (formerly Foxmarks), the leading bookmark synchronization add-on for web browsers and uncovers the best sites chosen by millions of users syncing nearly a billion bookmarks.
In 2006, Mitchell Kapor founded Xmarks (formerly Foxmarks). He served as its CEO through 2008 and is now Chair. Xmarks is the leading bookmark synchronization add-on for web browsers and uncovers the best sites chosen by millions of users syncing nearly a billion bookmarks.
In 2009 Mr. Kapor became the Board Chair of the non-profit OneWebDay, an organization which sponsors an annual, global volunteer-driven day on September 22 modeled after Earth Day to celebrate and protect what’s most valuable about the Internet and the World Wide Web.
Mr. Kapor is a pioneer of the personal computing revolution and has been at the forefront of information technology for 30 years as an entrepreneur, software designer, angel investor, and activist. He is widely known as 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 serves on the advisory Boards of Generation Investment Management (sustainable, long-term investing), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (defending free speech, privacy, innovation, and consumer rights on the Internet), the Sunlight Foundation (improving access to government information), the Wikimedia Foundation (Wikipedia and other free content projects), the Open Source Digital Voting Foundation (reinventing voting technology for the Digital Age) and the Medpedia Project (openly sharing and advancing medical knowledge).