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Founded in 1989. Co-Founders — Shiraz Shivji, Beatrize Infante, Bob Groppo. A pen-based computers company that failed within three years of its launch…


"In some ways Momenta was a phenomenal experience. Having learned so much at Cirrus Logic and feeling I couldn’t do anything wrong gave me the super confidence to dream really big this time. I tried to do too much, and I was so confident that this was destined to win that I would not take no for answer on anything. As a consequence, I over stretched myself in multiple dimensions. Usually it is good to concentrate either on hardware or software, and then within hardware, ideally chips or systems, and within software either on operating systems or application software. At Momenta we were doing everything — the chip and the system hardware, the operating system, the application software, and the pen. Each one of these could have been a company in itself!"