Mike Bell and Michael Wegmann founded Encore Software Inc. from a Venice, California, in a basement apartment. At first, success came from previously released software.
Fortunes turned to gold when the company developed its own original content and launched into the educational market. Best-selling titles included Math Advantage, along with bundles like Family MegaHits and Millenium MegaHits. From this tremendous growth, Encore made Inc. Magazine’s list of the fastest-growing privately held companies.
Encore became a majority-owned subsidiary of Navarre Co.
Encore ranks as a top interactive software publisher. Customers rely on Encore for titles covering personal productivity, utility, education and gaming. Besides retail publishing, the Eden Prairie, Minnesota-based company sells direct to customers through its managed sites.