Paseman and Associates : Daisy's Team
The first company I joined in Silicon Valley was Daisy Systems. Daisy sold software that helped people design hardware. I joined as the 16th employee and left when Daisy had over 1,000 people. I worked (with many others) on all the products that actually made Daisy money: the drawing editor, the simulator and a dataflow machine that implemented the simulation algorithm in hardware ($5k manufacturing cost; $100K sales price). Great Education. Daisy was acquired by Intergraph. The picture below is from Daisy System's 1981 Christmas party. Of these first 19 employees, 6 later founded public companies:
- Vinod Khosla - Sun Microsystems
- Harvey Jones - Synopsys.
- Dave Stamm - Clarify
- Areyeh Finegold - Mercury Interactive
- Mike D'Amour - Quickturn
- Bill Paseman - Calico