Founding History of MercadoLibre

Founded by Marcos Galperin.

Started design and development work in April 1999.

Purchased the domain name in May 1999.

Launched commercially in August 1999.

Incorporated as MercadoLibre Inc. in October 1999.

Raised $81 M USD in three rounds of funding.

Started trading on the NASDAQ in August 2007.

Headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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Year 1 of MercadoLibre


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Version 1 of MercadoLibre (Website)

AUG 1999

Stats of MercadoLibre (Pre-IPO)

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Full Year 1 of MercadoLibre

Y1 of MercadoLibre.pdf


Extras of MercadoLibre

Form S-1.pdf

Form S-1

The Evolution and Growth of MercadoLibre

Marcos Galperin, MBA ’99, Founder and CEO of MercadoLibre