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Jerry Kaplan

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Personal bio
Jerry Kaplan holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania (1979) where he specialized in Artificial Intelligence, and a BA in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Chicago (1972). Kaplan served as a Research Associate in the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab before launching his 30-year career as a serial entrepreneur, technical innovator, and author. He is associated with many early technologies, including digital music synthesizers, tablet computers, online auctions, and social games. Kaplan co-founded several Silicon Valley companies, including Winster.com (social games, 2004); Onsale.com (online auctions, 1994), GO Corporation (tablet computers, 1987), and Teknowledge (expert systems, 1981). He wrote the best-selling non-fiction novel "Startup: A Silicon Valley Adventure" (Houghton-Mifflin, 1995), with translations available in Japanese, Chinese, and Portuguese. Kaplan has been profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Business Week, Red Herring, and Upside.

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