Founding History of Yahoo!

Founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo.

Started design and development work and launched in April 1994 as ‘Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web’.

Renamed Yahoo! in June 1994.

Purchased the domain name in January 1995.

Incorporated as Yahoo! Inc. in March 1995.

Raised $6 M USD in two rounds of funding.

Started trading on the NASDAQ in April 1996.

Headquartered in Sunnyvale, USA.

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Year 1 of Yahoo!


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Version 1 of Yahoo! (Website)

Apr 1994

Stats of Yahoo! (Pre-IPO)

1994 to 1996

Full Year 1 of Yahoo!

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Extras of Yahoo!

CNET interviewed Yahoo co-founders Jerry Yang and David Filo

Yahoo! Jerry and Dave's Excellent Venture

Jerry Yang interviewed by Charlie Rose

Oral history of Tim Koogle