Founding History of YouTube
Founded by Jawed Karim, Chad Hurley, and Steve Chen.
Started design and development work in February 2005.
Purchased the youtube.com domain name in February 2005.
Launched in March 2005.
Incorporated as YouTube Inc. in October 2005.
Raised more than $11 million in 2 funding rounds.
Accepted a $1.65 billion acquisition offer from Google in October 2006.
Headquartered in San Bruno, USA.
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Year 1 of YouTube
Version 1 of YouTube (Website)
Stats of YouTube (Pre-Sale)
Full Year 1 of YouTube
FEB 2005 to JAN 2006
Extras of YouTube
2005 APR Jawed at the Zoo
2005 OCT Articles of Incorporation
2006 OCT Message from Chad and Steve
2019 MAR Steve Chen Oral History P1
2019 MAR Steve Chen Oral History P2