After having worked as emergency doctor for many years, Ted started his own company that developed medical software. 1992, he met Yuri Yarmola, a young Russian programmer who created a font editor called FontLab. Ted decided to enter the font business by establishing a company named Pyrus that was the worldwide distributor of the FontLab product. In January 2000, a new company Fontlab Ltd. with Ted Harisson as President and Yuri Yarmola as Vice President. Fontlab Ltd. markets software applications including their flagship product FontLab along with other applications such as TransType and TypeTool.