Bill and Paul's First Company

around 1972
April 4, 1975
Birth Place
Seattle, Washington, United States of America


Traf-O-Data was a partnership between Bill Gates, Paul Allen, and Paul Gilbert. The objectivewas to read the raw data from roadway traffic counters and create reports for traffic engineers. The company had only modest success but the experience was important in the creation of Microsoft a few years later.

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