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Adobe History: Year 1

Who are the founders of Adobe?

Adobe was founded by John Warnock and Charles Geschke.

When did design and development efforts start at Adobe?

Adobe started design and development efforts in December 1982.

When was Adobe incorporated?

Adobe was incorporated as Adobe Systems Inc. in December 1982 and reincorporated in October 1983.

When did Adobe launch commercially?

Adobe launched commercially in May 1983.

How much venture capital did Adobe raise?

Adobe raised an undisclosed amount of funding in several rounds.

When did Adobe go public?

Adobe started trading on the NASDAQ in August 1986.ย 

Where was Adobe headquartered?

Adobe was/is headquartered in San Jose, USA.

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What happened during the year 1 of Adobe?


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What was the version 1 of Adobe's first product like?

MAY 1983

What are some of the pre-IPO stats for Adobe?

1982 to 1985


What were some of the extra materials about Adobe?

2002 NOV Adobe Systems - The Founders' Perspective

2011 MAR The Adobe Story: Chuck Geschke's Distinguished Alumni Lecture

2020 MAY John Warnock | Commencement