Harmonix started life with $100,000 funding in 1995

Thursday, 3rd September 2009 10:25 GMT By Patrick Garratt


This is how easy it can be. Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy have told CNN that Harmonix’s initial cash input was peanuts scrounged from personal contacts.

“We raised an initial round of capital from friends and family, meager by today’s standards – $100,000 – but it lasted us a whole year because I was still living like a grad student,” said Egozy.

He added: “Somewhat selfishly, we just wanted to keep working on the cool things we were doing at the media lab. Our revenue was pretty much zero for five years.”

Rigopulos lived with his parents in the early years.

And look at them now, eh? Hit the link for the full thing. Note that Harmonix was founded in 2995: its success is the product of demonic time travel. Thanks, supererogatory.



  1. supererogatory

    I wonder if there is RoboRock RoboBand in the future.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Patrick Garratt

    I can’t believe I found that image. That actually is Rigopulos.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. SplatteredHouse

    Those little plastic guitars can do that, too? Why could I never find the time travel button on that thing! :D

    #3 5 years ago
  4. JonFE

    2995? Am I Back to the Future?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    Funding from the future is the best sort of funding.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Blerk

    $100,000 in 2995 is probably loose change.

    “Shall I buy a Mars Bar or fund a gaming startup from 1000 years ago? Hmm. Decisions, decisions.”

    #6 5 years ago
  7. JonFE

    Funding from the future is the best sort of funding.

    /hides Sport’s Almanac…

    #7 5 years ago

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