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MySQL™: The World’s Most Popular Open Source Database 42
MySQL AB Overview
• MySQL founded in 1995 by open source gurus Michael ”Monty”
Widenius and David Axmark
• Head office in Uppsala, Sweden
• Some65staff in 14 countries
• Privately owned
• Profitable 1996-2000
• MySQL AB owns the intellectual property rights of the MySQL
server, the domain name and the MySQL trademark
• A total of EUR 4m in external investments so far by:
– ABN AMRO Alfred Berg Industrifinans, NO
– Scope Capital, SE
– Servisen Management, SE
– Respect Ventures (Holtron), FI
Copyright 2003 MySQL AB

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How to Read This Plan
The Business Case
Market and Opportunity
Open Source Info
MySQL Info
The MySQL Product Formula
MySQL AB Overview
Historic Timeline
Corporate Structure
Balance Sheet Etc.
More Info
Figures 2002
Entering the Enterprise Market
Presentation of Management
Risks and Uncertainties
Investment Proposal & Exit Potential
Additional Reading