Lore Harp
Vector Graphics
1976–1984
Vector Graphics
1976–1984
Working from her suburban kitchen, Harp built a $35 million business in less than five years by creating personal computer systems for the small business market. Her marketing savvy and strong ability to build personal relationships with the fledgling personal computer dealer network set her company apart from other competitors. Taking the company public in 1981, Harp became one of the first women to head a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. The company’s meteoric rise was short-lived as IBM and others eventually consumed the small business marketplace.

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