Founding History of Square

Founded by Jim McKelvey and Jack Dorsey.

Started design and development work in February 2009.

Incorporated as Square Inc. in June 2009.

Purchased the squareup.com domain name in August 2009.

Launched in closed beta in December 2009.

Launched commercially in May 2010.

Raised about $600 M USD in several rounds of funding.

Started trading on the NYSE in November 2015.

Headquartered in San Francisco, USA.

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Year 1 of Square

Backstory


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Version 1 of Square (Hardware)

APR 2009

Version 1 of Square (Mobile App)

DEC 2009

Stats of Square (Pre-IPO)

2009 to 2012

2013 to 2015

Full Year 1 of Square

Y1 of Square.pdf

FEB 2009 to JAN 2010

Extras of Square

Jack Dorsey's Square In Action

Jack Dorsey

Jack Dorsey, the idea for Square

Jack Dorsey, show investors a working product

Jack Dorsey: Marketing by Surfacing the Product

Jack Dorsey, payment is a form of communication

Jack Dorsey: One Startup With Many Startups Inside

Form S-1.pdf

Form S-1