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Netflix History: Year 1

Who are the founders of Netflix?

Netflix was ounded by Marc Randolph and Reed Hastings.

When did design and development efforts start at Netflix?

Netflix started design and development efforts in August 1997.

When did Netflix purchase its domain name?

Netflix purchased the nextflix.com domain in November 1997.

When was Netflix incorporated?

Netflix incorporated as Netflix Inc. in November 1997.

When did Netflix launch commercially?

Netflix launched commercially in April 1998.

How much venture capital did Netflix raise?

Netflix raised over $100 million USD in five rounds of funding.

When did Netflix go public?

Netflix started trading on the NASDAQ in May 2002.ย 

Where was Netflix headquartered?

Netflix was/is headquartered in Los Gatos, USA.

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What happened during the year 1 of Netflix?


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What was the version 1 of Netflix like?

APR 1998

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

1997 to 2000

2001 to 2002

What were some of the extra materials about Netflix?

1997 NOV.pdf

1997 NOV Articles of Incorporation

Form S-1.pdf

2002 MAY Form S-1

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