Here's the errors I found in the statement, "Did you know that 25 years ago John Walker & 16 employees started Autodesk, with the sole goal of creating a CAD application for under $1,000?"
Employees -- they were equal partners.
Walker & 16 -- there were 16 in total, not 17.
sole goal -- AutoCAD was just one of several software applications the group launched, and the only one to become a success. The company itself is named after one of the other, unsuccessful applications -- an early version of today's office suite.
creating a CAD application -- they didn't create the CAD application; AutoCAD was originally Mike Riddle's MicroCAD, which he began work on in the late 1970s. They had a falling out, and Mr Riddle received royalties for several years, until Autodesk paid a lump sum to buy him out (as noted in an annual report from the late 1980s). Mr Riddle went on to form Evolution Computing, FastCAD, and EasyCAD.
under $1000 -- the original price was exactly $1,000, with add-ons upping the price. One of the $500 add-ons was for dimensioning, so the $1000-product was not useful for drafting. For a while, Autodesk increased the price of each release so that new buyers paid the same price as old buyers who had paid for the original + upgrades.