Stagecast founders include David Smith and Allen Cypher, the original inventors
of the Stagecast technology, and Larry Tesler, former Vice President and Chief
Scientist of Apple. Founded in 1997 and based in Burlingame, CA, the
company was financed by IDG
Investment Management, William T. Coleman, III, Esther Dyson,
Mitch Kapor, private investors represented by Morningside Ventures,
and other private investors. The
provides additional information about Stagecast.
"Stagecast's authoring tools are simple and powerful.
Business people can use them to build forecasting and process simulations.
Teachers and students can use them to create scientific, social and behavioral
simulations. Kids can use them to create the games and worlds they imagine.
We invested in Stagecast because we think that easy-to-use simulation
software will be as important in the future as easy-to-use spreadsheets
or calculators are today." Susan Cheng, IDG Ventures