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Netscape History: Year 1

Who are the founders of Netscape?

Netscape was founded by Jim Clark and Marc Andreessen.

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

Netscape startd its firs designed and development efforts in February 1994.

When was Netscape incorporated?

Netscape was incorporated as Mosaic Communications Corp. in April 1994 and amended its name to Netscape Communications Corp. in November 1994.

When did Netscape purchase its domain names?

Netscape purchased the mcom.com domain name in June 1994 and the netscape.com domain name in November 1994.

When did Netscape launch publicly?

Netscape launched publicly in open beta in October 1994 and commercially in December 1994.

How much venture capital was raised by Netscape?

Netscape raised about $8 M USD in two rounds of funding.ย 

When did Netscape go public?

Netscape started trading on the NASDAQ in August 1995.

Where was Netscape headquartered?

Netscape was headquartered in Mountain View, USA.

Disbanded in July 2003.

When was Netscape liquidated?

Netscape was liquidated in July 2003.

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What happened during the year 1 of Netscape?


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What was the version 1 of Netscape like?

JUL 1994

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

1994 to 1995

What were some of the extra materials about Netscape?

Mosaic Netscape 0.9 Beta

Form S-1.pdf

Form S-1

Marc Andreessen in 1995

Early days of Mosaic & Netscape

1996 OCT Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen discusses Netscape Communicator

1999 APR The Beginnings of Netscape/Mozilla

Jim Clark - Founder of Netscape

Oral History of Jim Clark