Steve Kirsch

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(businessman, millionaire, inventor, COVID-19/Dissident)
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BornDecember 24, 1956
Alma materMassachusetts Institute of Technology
American serial entrepreneur and from 2020, a COVID-19/Dissident.

Steve Kirsch is a US millionaire, serial entrepreneur and from 2020, a COVID-19/Dissident. He writes regular columns on Substack.



When he was 12 years old, Kirsch snuck in to the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), where he interacted with Vint Cerf as he was inventing the internet with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).[1]

He was soon asked by the team to write a program to send and receive e-mails on the Sigma 7, which would soon become the first computer to send a file over the ARPANET in October 1969.[2] Charles Klein, one of the other researchers on the project, would later describe Kirsch by the nickname “Stevie” while recounting his contributions.

During his junior high and high school years, Kirsch also worked on operating systems for the group and wrote a status monitoring program, so users could tell who else was on the system.


Kirsch received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1980.[3]


Kirsch is credited as an inventor of the optical mouse.[4] He marketed the invention through his startup Rodent Associates which he founded in 1982.[5] The company was later renamed to Mouse Systems.[6]

Around 2001, Kirsch met with Genentech founder Robert Swanson.[7]

Kirsch went on to start several other companies, including Frame Technology Corp., Infoseek and OneID. In 2007, his personal fortune was estimated at $230 million, the majority earned from the IPO of Infoseek and the acquisition of Frame Technology.[8]

Leading up to the COVID-19 era, Kirsch was working on developing central bank digital currency (CBDC) infrastructure services through M10, where he served as co-founder and CEO.[9][10][11]


Kirsch and his wife Michele donated to the Sierra Club Foundation in 2006 through their Steven and Michele Kirsch Foundation.[12] The couple is listed on the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's 2012 honor roll of donors.[13]


Early on in the COVID-19 event, Kirsch founded the Covid-19 Early Treatment Fund (CETF) in order to fund research into repurposed drugs to treat the illness. Donors to the CETF include David Baszucki (CEO of Roblox), Marc Benioff (CEO of Salesforce), Vint Cerf, Elon Musk (through the Musk Foundation), the Skoll Foundation and Vanguard.[14]

At some point in 2020, Kirsch reached out to Robert Malone for help applying for an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA).[15]

Kirsch appeared with Robert Malone on Bret Weinstein's Dark Horse podcast, discussing COVID-19 and mRNA vaccines.[16]

He appeared featured as a guest on the Alex Jones show on InfoWars on December 29, 2021 where he discussed Robert Malone's removal from Twitter and upcoming appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, as well as several of his Substack articles.[17]

2024 Presidential Election

Kirsch started discussing his intentions to create a Super PAC to "draft" Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to run for President as early as January 2023, announcing as much on a January 23 livestream of the Vaccine Safety Research Foundation (VSRF) alongside Robert Malone.[18] He followed this up with a February 13 article on his Substack titled "I'm forming a Super PAC to Draft RFK Jr. to run for President", requesting volunteers.[19]


Kirsch was summarily removed from Twitter in November 2021 after posting an article about prions and COVID-19 jabs written by Dr. Jessica Rose.[20] He was reinstated following Elon Musk's takeover of the platform.

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  2. 45 years ago: First message sent over the Internet. (2014, October 29). CBS News.
  3. Sales, R. J. (1998, March 18). Kirsch makes $2.5 million pledge. MIT News | Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  4. Markoff, J. (1982, May 10). Computer mice are scurrying out of R&D labs. InfoWorld, 10–11. Google Books.
  5. Markoff, J. (1982, May 17). Rodent Associates make computer mice. InfoWorld, 12. Google Books.
  6. Mace, S. (1982, October 11). Speech tech, mice draw crowds at Mini/Micro 82. InfoWorld, 6. Google Books.
  7. Kirsch, S. Targesome donation. SKirsch. Retrieved March 11, 2023, from
  9. Rounding the Earth. (2023, January 2). RTE Discussions #19: The Importance of the DMED Data Story (w/ Steve Kirsch). Rumble.
  10. Steve Kirsch - Chief Executive Officer @ M10 - Crunchbase Person Profile. Crunchbase. Retrieved January 6, 2023, from
  11. Ferguson, C. (2021, October 5). This tech millionaire went from COVID trial funder to misinformation superspreader. MIT Technology Review.
  12. Skaff, M., & DeCock, J. Annual Report 2006. The Sierra Club Foundation. Retrieved July 19, 2017, from
  13. Benz Jr., E. J., Paresky, S. S., Dana III, C. A., & Morse, R. P. 2012 Honor Roll of Donors. PageTurnPro; Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Retrieved August 13, 2022, from
  14. Donors. COVID-19 Early Treatment Fund. Retrieved September 29, 2021, from
  15. Vaccine Safety Research Foundation. (2023, January 26). Full Episode #64: “Defeat the Mandates Anniversary” with Robert Malone, MD. Rumble.
  16. Children's Health Defense Team. (2021, July 8). Watch 1-Hour Version of Censored Interview with Inventor of mRNA Vaccine Technology. Children’s Health Defense.
  17. Gibson, R. (2021, December 29). ALEX JONES [3 of 4] Wednesday 12/29/21 • STEVE KIRSCH, News, Reports & Analysis. BitChute; InfoWars.
  18. Vaccine Safety Research Foundation. (2023, January 26). Full Episode #64: “Defeat the Mandates Anniversary” with Robert Malone, MD. Rumble.
  19. Kirsch, S. (2023, February 13). I’m forming a Super PAC to Draft RFK Jr. to run for President. Substack.
  20. Kirsch, S. (2021, November 26). PROOF: COVID vaccines cause prion diseases. Substack.