Founding History of Netscape
Founded by Jim Clark and Marc Andreessen.
Started development work in February 1994.
Incorporated as Mosaic Communications Corp. in April 1994.
Purchased the mcom.com domain name in June 1994.
Launched in open beta in October 1994.
Purchased the netscape.com domain name and amended company name to Netscape Communications Corp. in November 1994.
Launched commercially in December 1994.
Raised about $8 M USD in two rounds of funding.
Started trading on the NASDAQ in August 1995.
Headquartered in Mountain View, USA.
Disbanded in July 2003.
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Year 1 of Netscape
Version 1 of Netscape (Website)
Version 1 of Netscape (Software)
Stats of Netscape (Pre-IPO)
Full Year 1 of Netscape
Extras of Netscape
Mosaic Netscape 0.9 Beta
Marc Andreessen in 1995
Early days of Mosaic & Netscape
1996 OCT Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen discusses Netscape Communicator
1999 APR The Beginnings of Netscape/Mozilla
Jim Clark - Founder of Netscape
Oral History of Jim Clark