It all started in 1996, when the Swede Christer Fåhræus was writing his doctorate and envisioned a high-tech pen that could get the paperwork done more efficiently. During the decade that followed, the concept was transformed into the world’s first digital pen as well as the global de facto standard for digital pen & paper technology. Today, Anoto works with a global partner network to continually set higher standards and design cutting-edge solutions that facilitate paper-based processes.

The growth of the Anoto Group
Anoto Group was founded as C Technologies in 1996 to realize the founder Christer Fåhræus technological idea. Then in 1999, after several key mergers and partnerships had been formed the Anoto Group was established. In 2000, Anoto Group AB was listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, where it still remains quoted on the Small Cap list of the OMX Nordic Exchange in Stockholm under the ticker ANOT.

More background on the early Anoto can be found in this Wired article.