V1Y1 tracks the Years 1 and Versions 1 of Tech Startups

Blogger History: Year 1

Who are the founders of Blogger?

Blogger was founded by Evan Williams and Meg Hourihan.

When did the first design and development efforts start at Blogger?

Blogger started its design and development efforts in November 1998.

When was the first domain name bought by Blogger?

Blogger purchased its first domain name, www.pyra.com,  in January 1999.

When was Blogger incorporated?

Blogger was incoporated in January 1999 as Pyra.com Limited.

When was the second domain name bought by Blogger?

Blogger purchased its second domain name, www.blogger.com,  in June 1999.

When was Blogger launched commercially?

Blogger was launched commercially in August 1999.

How much venture capital did Blogger raise?

Blogger raised $2 million USD in four rounds of funding.

When was Blogger acquired?

Blogger was acquired by Google in February 2003. 

When was Blogger headquartered?

Blogger was headquartered in Mountain View, USA.

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What happened during the year 1 of Blogger?

Backstory

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What was the version 1 of Blogger like?

AUG 1999

What are some of the pre-sale stats for Blogger?

1998 to 2001

2002 to 2003

What were some of the extra materials about Blogger?

1999 JAN Articles of Incorporation.pdf

1999 JAN Articles of Incorporation