V1Y1 tracks the Versions 1 and Years 1 of Tech Startups

Twitter History: Year 1

Who are the founders of Twitter?

Twitter was founded by Evan Williams, Noah Glass, Biz Stone, and Jack Dorsey.

When did design and development efforts start at Twitter?

Twitter started design and development efforts in March 2006.

When did Twitter purchase its domain name?

Twitter acquired the twttr.com domain name in March 2006 and the twitter.com domain name in May 2006.

When did Twitter launch publicly?

Twitter launched as Twttr in closed beta in March 2006 and as Twitter in open beta in July 2006.

When was Twitter incorporated?

Twitter incorporated as Twitter Inc. in June 2006.

How much venture capital did Twitter raise?

Twitter raised over $1.5 billion USD in 13 funding rounds.

When did Twitter go public?

Twitter started trading on the NYSE in November 2013.

Where was Twitter headquartered?

Twitter was/is headquartered in San Francisco, USA.

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What happened during the year 1 of Twitter?


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What was the version 1 of Twitter like?

JUL 2006

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

2006 to 2009

2010 to 2013

What were some of the extra materials about Twitter?

2005 OCT Evan Williams on the technology of podcasting

2006 JUN.pdf

2006 JUN Articles of Incorporation

2006 JUL Twttr promo.

2008 NOV Biz Stone keynote

2013 MAY The Future Has Already Arrived

Form S-1.pdf

2013 NOV Form S-1