Founding History of Google

Founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin.

Started design and development work in January 1996.

Purchased the google.com domain name in September 1997.

Incorporated as Google Technology Inc. in September 1998.

Reincporated as Google Inc. in October 2002.

Raised $36 million USD in 5 rounds of funding.

Started trading on the NASDAQ in August 2004.

Headquartered in Mountain View, USA.

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Year 1 of Google

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Version 1 of Google (Website)

MAR 1996

SEP 1998

Stats of Google (Pre-IPO)

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Full Year 1 of Google

Y1 of Google.pdf

JAN to DEC 1998

Extras of Google

SEP 98 Incorporation.pdf

1998 SEP Articles of Incorporation


1998 OCT Inside Google founders’ garage office

OCT 2002 Incorporation.pdf

2002 OCT Articles of Incorporation

2002 MAY Larry Page on The Founding of Google

2001 JUL Larry Page on The Beginning of Google

2004 FEB Sergey Brin and Larry Page at TED

Form S-1.pdf

2004 APR Form S-1