Dill Faulkes

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Dr Martin C. Faulkes (born 1944), otherwise known as Dill Faulkes, is a British businessman and philanthropist.

Faulkes has a Special Mathematics degree from Hull University and a PhD in Mathematics from Queen Elizabeth College, London. He did post-doc work in general relativity.

He then left academia and went into software. He initially worked for the company Logica, later SPL which was bought by Systems Designers. He then invested money in a variety of software companies and made a lot of money on the flotation of Triad and the private sale of SmartGroups.com.

He has made donations to a number of scientific causes and has had an asteroid (47144 Faulkes) named after him.

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