Tren Griffin @trengriffin I work for Microsoft. Previously I was a partner at Eagle River, a private equity firm established by Craig McCaw. I am on the board of directors of Kymeta. Sep. 12, 2019 1 min read


1975 Revenues: $16,005
Employees: 3

1976 Revenues: $22,496
Employees: 7

1977 Revenues: $381,715
Employees: 9

1978 Revenues: $1,355,655
Employees: 13

1979 Revenues: $2,390,145
Employees: 28

1980 Revenues: $7,520,720
Employees: 40 

The date of this Prospectus is March 13, 1986. 

How many of the underwriters involved in this IPO still exist?

When IBM first visited Microsoft during the summer of 1980 the business was already five years old and on its way to $7.5M in revenue that year. That was a lot of money then. 😉 No venture capital raised before then. The agreement with IBM for MS-DOS was signed in November.

25iQuiz: Looking at the previous tweet listing underwriters in the MSFT IPO, how many shares was the minimum commitment to participate?

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