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Electronic Arts History: Year 1

Who are the founders of Electronic Arts?

Electronic Arts was founded by Trip Hawkins.

When did design and development efforts start at Electronic Arts?

Electronic Arts started its design and development efforts in May 1982.

When was Electronic Arts incorporated?

Electronic Arts was incorporated as Amazin’ Software Inc. in May 1982. and amended its name to Electronic Arts Inc. in November 1982.

When did Electronic Arts launch commercially?

Electronic Arts launched commercially in May 1983.

When did Electronic Arts go public?

Electronic Arts started trading on the NASDAQ in September 1989. 

How much venture capital did Electronic Arts raise?

Electronic Arts raised $2 million USD in a single round of funding.

Where was Electronic Arts headquartered?

Electronic Arts was/is headquartered in Redwood City, USA.

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What happened during the year 1 of Electronic Arts?

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What was the version 1 of Electronic Arts' first product like?

MAY 1983

What are some of the pre-IPO stats for Electronic Arts?

1982 to 1985

1986 to 1989

What were some of the extra materials about Electronic Arts?

2010 OCT Don Valentine, Sequoia Capital

2013 OCT Trip Hawkins with John Markoff of the New York Times

2016 APR Trip Hawkins, Founder