Lee Lorenzen first reviews his early childhood years, moving frequently with his mother, siblings, and father, who was a career Air Force officer. After spending a few years at the Air Force Academy, Lorenzen transferred to Southern Methodist University and graduated with a degree in computer science. His early career included positions at Xerox, where he developed the Lone Star graphical user interface, and Digital Research, where he developed the GEM (Graphic Environment Manager) operating system. Lorenzen’s involvement in desktop publishing included his first startup, Ventura. Following the sale of Ventura to Xerox, he founded and actively invested in a number of other startup computer companies, including Altura Software and the more recent Catalog City.
Altura Software; Business software; Catalog City; Desktop publishing; Digital Research; eCommerce; Emulator technology; GEM; Graphical operating system; Graphical User Interface (GUI); PageMaker; Ventura; Venture capitalism; Xerox PARC