Thursday, June 12, 2008

Boston's Tech Legacy: Cullinet, First Software Product Company IPO

Today we are kicking off a new feature; Boston's Tech Legacy. We will be pointing the spotlight back in time to a company that played a notable role in the history of emerging technology in Boston. Our first company was a pioneer in enterprise software.

The foundation for the software portfolio of the venerable Boston VC firm Greylock was built by an investment in Cullinet. Some of the legacies of Cullinet, the first IPO for a software company, the first software company listed on the NYSE, first software company to be a component of the S&P 500 and the spawning of many successful companies including Platinum, AICorp, Ingres. Many executives from the ranks of the Cullinet management became influential as well.

Follow the link if you are interested in the complete story chronicled on wikipedia.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, how many layers deep and how many branches would they have in Genotrope? Just Andrew "Flip" Filipowski himself would spawn off a whole new layer of nodes. Cool blog feature - looking forward to the next one! DEC?