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In 1997, CORE, an Argentinian computer-systems security company, was contracted to develop software for Secure Networks, a Canadian security company that made tools to scan networks for security holes. When that company sold for $25 million to Network Associates (MFE), CORE co-founder Jonatan Altszul and his five partners, who had developed almost 50% of Secure Networks's software, only received $150,000 from the deal. Though happy to get a cut, Altszul couldn't help thinking his company should be the one making the big bucks.

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