Founding History of PayPal
Founded by Max Levchin, Peter Thiel, Luke Nosek, and Elon Musk.
Incorporated as FieldLink Inc. in December 1998.
Started design and development work in January 1999.
Amended company name to Confinity Inc. in June 1999.
Purchased the paypal.com domain name in July 1999.
Launched commercially in September 1999.
Merged with X.com (founded by Elon Musk) in March 2000.
Amended company name to PayPal in March 2001.
Started trading on the NYSE in February 2002.
Headquartered in San Jose, USA.
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Year 1 of PayPal
Version 1 of PayPal (Mobile App)
Stats of PayPal (Pre-IPO)
Full Year 1 of PayPal
JAN to DEC 1999
Extras of PayPal
Articles of Incorporation
How PayPal co-founders met
Getting the product out
Changing the business model
PayPal at Ten