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Paracomp was a software publisher that was known for developing early desktop 3D applications.


Paracomp was founded in January 1987 by William Woodward, a 26-year-old venture capitalist.[1][2] In 1991, Paracomp merged with MacroMind to briefly form MacroMind-Paracomp,[3] which merged with Authorware Inc. in the following year to become Macromedia.[4]



  1. 'You Want to Get Rich, but That's a Byproduct of Success', Los Angeles Business Journal. 2007-02-26.
  2. The beat goes on, by Tom Abate, San Francisco Chronicles. 1997-02-16.
  3. MacroMind, Paracomp plan multimedia software merger by Eric Lai, Computer Business Review. 1991-07-15.
  4. Merger builds multimedia powerhouse by Jeannette Borzo, InfoWorld. 1992-03-09.

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