Intel Business Plan, July 1968

The US Constitution might not have seemed like much at the time it was written. Mutatis mutandis, neither this document looked like much when Gordon Moore and Bob Noyce were setting up Intel. However, it was enough for venture capitalist Arthur Rock to raise $2.5 million in less than 2 days.

Apparently the document does not resemble most today's business plans. It includes neither a financial estimate, nor a clear exist strategy. The text, however, includes many typos!

Sources: Intel Museum and Darius Mahdjoubi, October 2005