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Groupon History: Year 1

Who are the founders of Groupon?

Groupon was founded by Andrew Mason, Eric Lefkofsky, and Brad Keywell.

When did the first design and development efforts start at Groupon?

Groupon started its first design and development efforts in November 2006.

When was the first domain name purchased at Groupon?

Groupon purchased the thepoint.com domain name in January 2007.

What is the incorporation date of Groupon?

Groupon was first incorporated as The Point LLC in January 2007. It only amended its name to Groupon in April 2010.

When was Groupon publicly launched?

Groupon launched publicly as The Point in September 2007 and as Groupon in June 2009.

When was the second domain name purchased at Groupon?

Groupon purchased the groupon.com domain name in May 2009.

How much venture capital was raised by Groupon?

Groupon raised more than $1.1 B USD in 6 funding rounds.ย 

When did Groupon go public?

Groupon started trading on the NASDAQ in November 2011.

Where was Groupon headquartered?

Groupon was/is headquartered in Chicago, USA.

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What happened during the year 1 of Groupon?


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What was the version 1 of Groupon's first product like?

SEP 2007

What are some of the pre-IPO stats for Groupon?

2006 to 2009

2010 to 2011

What were some of the extra materials about Groupon?

FEB 2008 promo video about The Point by Andrew Mason

OCT 2008 talk by Andrew Mason on The Rational Pursuit of Change

Form S-1.pdf

Groupon Form S-1

OCT 2012 Andrew Mason and What I've Learned at Groupon

Groupon's Andrew Mason: Pt. 1, The Rise

Groupon's Andrew Mason: Pt. 2, The Fall