V1Y1 tracks the Versions 1 and Years 1 of Tech Startups

Snap History: Year 1

Who are the founders of Snap?

Snap was founded by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown.

When was Snap incorporated?

Snap incorporated as Future Freshman LLC in July 2010 and amended its name to Toyopa Group LLC in June 2011, to Snapchat Inc. in May 2012, and to Snap Inc. in September 2016.

When did design and development efforts start at Snap?

Snap started design and development efforts in April 2011.

When did Snap purchase its domain name?

Snap purchased the picaboo.me domain in July 2011, the snapchat.me domain in September 2011, and the snapchat.com domain name in February 2012.

When did Snap launch publicly?

Snap launched the Picaboo app in July 2011 and the Snapchat app in September 2011.

How much venture capital did Snap raise?

Snap raised more than $2.6 billion USD in 7 funding rounds.ย 

When did Snap go public?

Snap started trading on the NYSE in March 2017.

Where was Snap headquartered?

Snap was/is headquartered in Santa Monica, USA.

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What happened during the year 1 of Snap?


Month 0

Month 1

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Month 8

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Month 11

Month 12

What was the version 1 of Snap like?

SEP 2011

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

2010 to 2013

2014 to 2017

What were some of the extra materials about Snap?

2010 JUL.pdf

2010 JUL Articles of Incorporation

Form S-1.pdf

2017 FEB Form S-1