V1Y1 tracks the Versions 1 and Years 1 of Tech Startups

Flickr History: Year 1

Who are the founders of Flickr?

Flickr was founded by Stewart Butterfield, Caterina Fake, and Jason Classon.

When was Flickr incorporated?

Flickr was incorporated as Ludicorp in June 2002.

When did Flickr purchase its domain names?

TripAdvisor purchased the gameneverending.com domain name in April 2002 and the flickr.com domain name in November 2003.

When did design and development efforts start at Flickr?

Flickr started design and development efforts in December 2003.

When did Flickr launch publicly?

Flickr launched publicly in February 2004.

How much venture capital did Flickr raise?

Flickr raised an undisclosed amount of funding in a single round.

When was Flickr acquired?

Flickr was acquired by Yahoo! in March 2005.

Where was Flickr headquartered?

Flickr was/is headquartered in San Francisco, USA.

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What happened during the year 1 of Flickr?


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What was the version 1 of Flickr like?

FEB 2004

What are some of the pre-Sale stats for Flickr?

2003 to 2005

What were some of the extra materials about Flickr?

2009 NOV Stewart Butterfield Keynote P1

2009 NOV Stewart Butterfield Keynote P2

2009 NOV Stewart Butterfield Keynote P3

2009 NOV Stewart Butterfield Keynote P4

2009 NOV Stewart Butterfield Keynote P5

2009 NOV A Conversation with Caterina Fake