Dragon Data was a Welsh computer company that was founded in 1980 by two young entrepreneurs, Steve Furber and Sophie Wilson. They had a vision to create affordable and easy-to-use computers for the home market, and they believed that their innovative design and programming skills could help them achieve this goal.
The company’s first product was the Dragon 32, a home computer that was released in 1982. It was a popular choice for families and hobbyists due to its low price and user-friendly interface. The Dragon 32 was followed by the Dragon 64 in 1983, which was even more powerful and featured improved graphics and sound capabilities.
In 1984, Dragon Data released the Dragon 200 series, which was aimed at the business market. These computers were more expensive than the Dragon 32 and Dragon 64, but they offered advanced features such as hard disk drives, networking capabilities, and high-resolution graphics.
However, despite their initial success, Dragon Data struggled to compete with larger computer companies such as Commodore and Sinclair. They were also hit by the decline of the home computer market in the late 1980s, and the company went into receivership in 1984.