V1Y1 tracks the Versions 1 and Years 1 of Tech Startups

Meetup History: Year 1

Who were the founders of Meetup?

Meetup was founded by Scott Heiferman, Matt Meeker, and Peter Kamali.

When did design and development efforts start at Meetup?

Meetup started its design and development efforts in December 2001.

When did Meetup purchase its domain name?

Meetup purchased the meetup.com domain name in March 2002.

When was Meetup incorporated?

Meetup was incorporated in January 2003.

How much venture capital did Meetup raise?

Meetup raised over $18 million USD in 6 rounds of funding.

When was Meetup acquired?

Meetup was acquired by WeWork for $200 million USD in November 2017.

Where was Meetup headquartered?

Meetup was/is headquartered in NYC, USA.

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What happened during the year 1 of Meetup?


Month 1

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Month 3

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Month 7

Month 8

Month 9

Month 10

Month 11

Month 12

What was the version 1 of Meetup like?

JUN 2002

What are some of the pre-sale stats for Meetup?

2001 to 2004

2005 to 2008

2009 to 2012

2013 to 2016


What were some of the extra materials about Meetup?

2003 JAN.pdf

2003 JAN Articles of Incorporation

2011 JUL Scott Heiferman of Meetup on TWiST