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There’s a heartwarming Easter egg hidden within Amazon’s website

Apr 5, 2015

To find it, first head to Amazon's directory of all its stores . Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page. The magical spot is below the footer: Try highlighting under the trademark date, and you should find a link written in white text so it's invisible. Click it. Amazon From there, you'll find a page dedicated to early Amazon employee David Risher, with a heartwarming message about how he "epitomized what being at Amazon.com is all about. " Risher joined Amazon in 1997 as its first VP of product and store development. He grew the site's revenue from $16 million to over $4 billion by the time he left in 2002, leaving a legacy of working hard while also having fun. "In tribute to David, this Easter egg will reside on the Amazon.com Web sit in perpetuity," Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wrote back in 2002. Here's the full message: Amazon Risher now leads Worldreader, a non-profit that seeks to make e-books available to people in developing countries. "Reading is our only vaccine against ignorance," he writes of the company's mission . "Education is our children’s best guarantee of a better life. "

David Risher Investments

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David Risher has made 1 investments. Their latest investment was in biNu as part of their Series A on August 8, 2012.

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

8/15/2012

Series A

biNu

$2.03M

Yes

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Date

8/15/2012

Round

Series A

Company

biNu

Amount

$2.03M

New?

Yes

Co-Investors

Sources

1

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