Juniper At 17: Ups And Downs And In Betweens

February 1996: Juniper's Founding

It was a heady time: The Internet was quickly being embraced and a principal scientist at Xerox PARC, Pradeep Sindhu (pictured), decided it was time to start a company that would focus on high-performance routing to meet the demand. That company was Juniper Networks, which launched in February 1996 with a few hundred thousand dollars in startup money. Among other early employees was StrataCom's Scott Kriens, who would succeed Sindhu as CEO later that year and run Juniper for more than a decade.


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