Bill Coleman Just Can't Stay Retired

The co-founder of BEA Systems is back in startup mode again with Cassatt, a new company that aims to automate info-tech operations

Three years ago, it sounded as though William Coleman was planning on kicking back and enjoying his retirement. The co-founder of Internet software maker BEA Systems (BEAS ) had plans to spend time with his wife, do some skiing near his second home in Aspen, Colo., and work on fund-raising for the Coleman Center, a research organization at the University of Colorado specializing in applying computers to help people with cognitive disabilities. The center was named after the 57-year-old Coleman, who promised to donate $200 million to get the program off the ground.

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