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Reuters: Linux startup Eazel gets $11 million in funding

Apr 18, 2000, 08:38 (0 Talkback[s])

"Eazel Inc., a Linux start-up company founded by some veterans from Apple Computer Inc. , said that it had received $11 million in its first round of funding from Accel Partners, a well-known Silicon Valley venture capital firm."

"The company, based in Palo Alto, Calif., also said that Bud Colligan, a partner with Accel and also the former chairman of Macromedia Inc. , has joined the company's board of directors."

"Eazel, founded in August, 1999, is developing user interface software that it hopes will make the Linux operating system easier to use. Eazel's software will become a key component of the next version of the GNOME project, an open source project that is developing a graphical user interface for Linux."

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