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TripAdvisor History: Year 1

Who are the founders of TripAdvisor?

TripAdvisor was founded by Stephen Kaufer, Langley Steinert, Nicholas Shanny, and Thomas Polka.

When did TripAdvisor purchase its domain names?

TripAdvisor purchased the tripresearch.com domain name in August 1999 and the tripadvisor.com domain name in January 2000.

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

TripAdvisor started its first design and development efforts in August 1999.

When was TripAdvisor incorporated?

TripAdvisor was incorporated in February 2000.

When did TripAdvisor unveil its first product/service?

TripAdvisor unveiled its first product/service in October 2000.

How much venture capital did TripAdvisor raise?

TripAdvisor raised over $3 M USD in two rounds of funding.

When was TripAdvisor acquired?

TripAdvisor was acquired by IAC in March 2004.

Where was TripAdvisor headquartered?

TripAdvisor was headquartered in Needham, USA.

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What happened during the year 1 of TripAdvisor?


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What was the version 1 of TripAdvisor like?

OCT 2000

What are some of the pre-Sale stats for TripAdvisor?

1999 to 2002

2003 to 2004

What were some of the extra materials about TripAdvisor?

2011 DEC TripAdvisor's Stephen Kaufer | Founder Stories

2015 SEP Founder Dialogues: TripAdvisor Co-founder/CEO Stephen Kaufer

2022 APR Interview with Founder and retiring CEO of TripAdvisor