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MercadoLibre History: Year 1

Who are the founders of MercadoLibre?

MercadoLibre was founded by Marcos Galperin.

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

MercadoLibre started its first design and development efforts in April 1999.

When did MercadoLibre purchase its domain names?

MercadoLibre purchased the mercadolibre.com domain name in May 1999.

When was the first product/service publicly launched at MercadoLibre?

MercadoLibre launched commercially in August 1999.

What is the incorporation date of MercadoLibre?

MercadoLibre was incorporated as MercadoLibre Inc. in October 1999.

How much venture capital was raised by MercadoLibre?

MercadoLibre raised $81 M USD in three rounds of funding.Β 

When did MercadoLibre go public?

MercadoLibre started trading on the NASDAQ in August 2007.

Where was MercadoLibre headquartered?

MercadoLibre was/is headquartered in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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What happened during the year 1 of MercadoLibre?


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What was the version 1 of MercadoLibre like?

AUG 1999

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

1999 to 2002

2003 to 2006


What were some of the extra materials about MercadoLibre?

Form S-1.pdf

Form S-1

The Evolution and Growth of MercadoLibre

Marcos Galperin, MBA ’99, Founder and CEO of MercadoLibre