Founding History of Shopify

Founded by Tobias Lütke, Scott Lake, and Daniel Weinand.

Purchased domain name in April 2005 and the domain name in July 2005.

Started design and development work in August 2005.

Incorporated as Jaded Pixel Technologies in January 2006.

Launched in closed beta in April 2006 and in open beta in June 2006.

Amended company name to Shopify Inc. in November 2011.

Raised more than $120 million USD in 4 rounds of funding.

Started trading on the NYSE in May 2015.

Headquartered in Ottawa, Canada.

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Year 1 of Shopify


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Version 1 of Shopify (Website)

APR 2006

Stats of Shopify (Pre-IPO)

2005 to 2008

2009 to 2012

2013 to 2015

Full Year 1 of Shopify

Y1 of Shopify.pdf

AUG 2005 to JUL 2006

Extras of Shopify

2006 JAN.pdf

Articles of Incoporation

Leo Laporte interviews Scott Lake

Leo Laporte interviews Tobias Luetke

Tobi Lutke - Founder & CEO of Shopify

Form F-1.pdf

Form F-1