Charlie Jackson

Charlie Jackson

In 1984 Charlie Jackson founded Silicon Beach Software and the San Diego Macintosh User Group.

In 1990 he was named Entrepreneur of the Year in San Diego for High Tech, the same year Silicon Beach Software was acquired by Aldus Corporation.

Jackson also co-founded FutureWave Software with Jonathan Gay in 1993. FutureWave developed and published FutureSplash Animator. Macromedia acquired FutureWave in 1996 and renamed the product Flash 1.0, which in turn became Adobe Flash when Macromedia was acquired by Adobe Systems.

In 2015, using the name Silicon Beach Software again, he founded a company to develop graphics software for Windows 10, the first product was SaviDraw.




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