V1Y1 tracks the Versions 1 and Years 1 of Tech Startups

Facebook History: Year 1

Who are the founders of Facebook?

Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes.

When did design and development efforts start at Facebook?

Facebook started design and development efforts in January 2004.

When did Facebook purchase its domain name?

Facebook purchased the thefacebook.com domain name in January 2004 and the facebook.com domain name in August 2005.

When did Facebook launch publicly?

Facebook launched in February 2004.

When was Facebook incorporated?

Facebook incorporated as Thefacebook Inc. in December 2004 and amended its name to Facebook Inc. in February 2006.

How much venture capital did Facebook raise?

Facebook raised more than $2 billion USD in several rounds of funding. 

When did Facebook go public?

Facebook started trading on the NYSE in May 2012.

Where was Facebook headquartered?

Facebook was/is headquartered in Menlo Park, USA.

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What happened during the year 1 of Facebook?

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What was the version 1 of Facebook like?

FEB 2004

What are some of the pre-IPO stats for Facebook?

2004 to 2007

2008 to 2011


What were some of the extra materials about Facebook?

APR 2004 Mark Zuckerberg's Interview with CNBC

Articles of Incorporation.pdf

DEC 2004 Articles of Incorporation

2005 Interview with Mark Zuckerberg Part 1

2005 Interview with Mark Zuckerberg Part 2

2005 Interview with Mark Zuckerberg Part 3

2005 Interview with Mark Zuckerberg Part 4

OCT 2005 From Harvard to the Facebook

DEC 2005 CS50 Lecture by Mark Zuckerberg

MAR 2008 Mark Zuckerberg at SXSWi

OCT 2009 The First Days Of Facebook

OCT 2010 Mark Zuckerberg at Startup School (Part 1)

OCT 2010 Mark Zuckerberg at Startup School (Part 2)

Form S-1.pdf

FEB 2012 Form S-1

OCT 20013 Mark Zuckerberg at Startup School

MAY 2017 Imperfect is perfect, w/Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg