June 1, 1996
Was the MacArthur Fellowship grant what enabled you to start Wolfram Research?
No, that wasn’t really enough. I made some money from the previous company and I made money doing consulting work too. Also, the costs of launching a software company aren’t that great. I tell people that if a software company costs more than a million dollars to launch you are doing something wrong. Wolfram Research didn’t cost that much to start.