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Tech visionary and "angel investor" Rajeev Motwani, 47, was found dead in the backyard swimming pool of his Palo Alto, Calif., home on Friday. According to the Associated Press, his friends reported Motwani could not swim. There was no official word about the cause of his death; an autopsy report is pending.

Motwani was a professor at Stanford and was dedicated to helping entrepreneurs: Motwani founded the Mining Data at Stanford project (MIDAS), which provided support for developing innovative data management concepts. He was an early supporter of companies such as


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