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 domain name in June 1994.

Launched in open beta in October 1994.

Purchased the 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


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Version 1 of Netscape (Website)

JUL 1994

Version 1 of Netscape (Software)

OCT 1994

Stats of Netscape (Pre-IPO)

1994 to 1995

Full Year 1 of Netscape

Y1 of Netscape.pdf


Extras of Netscape

Mosaic Netscape 0.9 Beta

Form S-1.pdf

Form S-1

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