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.
- interview & biography
- Faulkes Educational Trust
- Faulkes Institute of Geometry
- Faulkes Telescope
- Faulkes Flying Foundation
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