Founding History of Groupon
Founded by Andrew Mason, Eric Lefkofsky, and Brad Keywell.
Started design and development work in November 2006.
Purchased the thepoint.com domain name and incorporated as The Point LLC in January 2007.
Launched The Point in September 2007.
Converted The Point LLC into The Point Inc. in January 2008.
Pivoted to daily deals in October 2008.
Purchased the groupon.com domain name in May 2009.
Launched Groupon in June 2009.
Amended the company name to Groupon Inc. in April 2010.
Raised more than $1.1 B USD in 6 funding rounds.
Started trading on the NASDAQ in November 2011.
Headquartered in Chicago, USA.
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Year 1 of Groupon
Version 1 of Groupon (Website)
Stats of Groupon (Pre-IPO)
Full Year 1 of Groupon
NOV 2006 to OCT 2007
Extras of Groupon
FEB 2008 promo video about The Point by Andrew Mason
OCT 2008 talk by Andrew Mason on The Rational Pursuit of Change
Groupon Form S-1
OCT 2012 Andrew Mason and What I've Learned at Groupon
Groupon's Andrew Mason: Pt. 1, The Rise
Groupon's Andrew Mason: Pt. 2, The Fall