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Oracle History: Year 1

Who are the founders of Oracle?

Oracle was founded by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner, and Ed Oates.

When did the first design and development efforts start at Oracle?

Oracle started its first design and development efforts in June 1977.

When was Oracle incorporated?

Oracle was incorporated as Software Development Laboratories in June 1977, amended company name to Relational Software Inc. in June 1979, and reincorporated as Oracle Systems in October 1986.

When did Oracle unveil its first product/service?

Oracle launched its first product in June 1979.

How much venture capital did Oracle raise?

Oracle raised an undisclosed amount in a single round of funding.ย 

When did Oracle go public?

Oracle started trading on the NASDAQ in March 1986.ย 

Where was Oracle headquartered?

Oracle was headquartered in Redwood City, USA.

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What happened during the year 1 of Oracle?


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

JUN 1979

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

1977 to 1980

1981 to 1984

1985 to 1986

What were some of the extra materials about Oracle?

Oral History Interview with Lawrence Ellison

Larry Ellison interview (1997)

Ed Oates Co-Founder of Oracle