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Compaq History: Year 1

Who are the founders of Compaq?

Compaq was founded by Rod Canion, Jim Harris, and Bill Murto.

When did design and development efforts start at Compaq?

Compaq started design and development efforts in September 1981.

When was Compaq incorporated?

Compaq was incorporated as Gateway Technology Inc. in February 1982 and amended its name to Compaq Computer Corporation in November 1982.

How much venture capital did Compaq raise?

Compaq raised $20M USD in a thee rounds of funding.

When did Compaq unveil its first product?

Compaq unveiled its first product in November 1982.

When did Compaq go public?

Compaq started trading on the NYSE in December 1983.

Where was Compaq headquartered?

Compaq was headquartered in Harris County, USA.

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What happened during the year 1 of Compaq?

Month 1

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

NOV 1982

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

1981 to 1983

What were some of the extra materials about Compaq?

1982 DEC Compaq Presentation by Rod Canion

1988 The Compaq Story 1/3

1988 The Compaq Story 2/3

1988 The Compaq Story 3/3

2016 AUG Silicon Cowboys documentary

2016 SEP Jason Cohen and Rod Canion discuss "Silicon Cowboys"