Dill Faulkes

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Martin C. "Dill" Faulkes
Born 1944

Dr Martin C. "Dill" Faulkes (born 1944) 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[disambiguation needed] 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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