Founding History of Electronic Arts

Founded by Trip Hawkins.

Started design and development efforts and incorporated as Amazin’ Software Inc. and in May 1982.

Amended company name to Electronic Arts Inc. in November 1982.

Launched commercially in May 1983.

Started trading on the NASDAQ in September 1989.

Raised $2 million USD in a single round of funding.

Headquartered in Redwood City, USA.

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Year 1 of Electronic Arts


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Version 1 of Electronic Arts (Game)

MAY 1983

Stats of Electronic Arts (Pre-IPO)

1982 to 1985

1986 to 1989

Full Year 1 of Electronic Arts

Y1 of EA.pdf

MAY 1982 to APR 1983

Extras of 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