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Udacity History: Year 1

Who are the founders of Udacity?

Udacity was founded by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky.

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

Udacity started its first design and development efforts in May 2011.

When did Udacity purchase its domain names?

Udacity purchased the knowlabs.com domain name in May 2011, the ai-class domain name in June 2011, and the udacity.com domain name in January 2012.

What is the incorporation date of Udacity?

Udacity was first incorporated as Know Labs Inc. in June 2011 and amended the company name to Udacity Inc. in February 2012.

When was the first product/service publicly launched at Udacity?

Udacity launched its first product/service in open beta in October 2011.

How much venture capital was raised by Udacity?

Udacity raised more than $235 M USD in five rounds of funding.ย 

Where was Udacity headquartered?

Udacity was/is headquartered in Mountain View, USA.

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What happened during the year 1 of Udacity?


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What was the version 1 of Udacity like?

OCT 2011

What are some of the stats for Udacity?

2011 to 2014

2015 to 2018

2019 to 2020

What were some of the extra materials about Udacity?

Articles of Incorporation.pdf

2011 JUN Articles of Incorporation

2011 JUL promo video for the 'Online Introduction to Artificial Intelligence' MOOC

2012 JAN Talk about Udacity at the DLD Conference

Name Amendment.pdf

2012 FEB Company Name Amendment