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Tim Mott

Timothy J. Mott is an American entrepreneur who co-founded Macromedia in July 1992 with Bud Colligan.[1]

Mott previously worked at Xerox PARC where he worked with Larry Tesler on creating graphical user interface concepts such as cut-and-paste.[2] He later became a founding member of Electronic Arts.[3] Mott was CEO of MacroMind-Paracomp when it merged with Authorware Inc., to form Macromedia.[1] He served as the first CEO of Macromedia and stepped down on January 1, 1993 to spend more time with his family. He remained as chairman of the board until 1994.[4][5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Merger builds multimedia powerhouse by Jeannette Borzo, InfoWorld. 1992-03-09.
  2. Chapter 1 – The Mouse and the Desktop by Bill Moggridge, Designing Interactions. 2007-10-01
  3. Macromind Proposes Media Format by Paul Worthington, InfoWorld, p.5. 1990-11-05.
  4. But pressure to go public still remains by Jon Swartz, MacWEEK vol.7 no.2. 1993-01-01.
  5. Marc Canter with Memories of Scoble, Winer and The Internet of Things by Luke Lefler, The New Stack. 2014-11-18.

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