V1Y1 tracks the Versions 1 and Years 1 of Tech Startups

Yahoo! History: Year 1

Who are the founders of Yahoo!?

Yahoo! was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo.

When did the first design and development efforts start at Yahoo!?

Yahoo! started its first design and development efforts in April 1994.

When was the first product/service publicly launched at Yahoo!?

Yahoo! launched publicly in April 1994.

When did Yahoo! purchase its domain names?

Yahoo! purchased the yahoo.com domain name in January 1995.

When did Yahoo! incorporate?

Yahoo! was incorporated as Yahoo! Inc. in March 1995.

How much venture capital was raised by Yahoo!?

Yahoo! raised $6 M USD in two rounds of funding. 

When Yahoo! go public?

Yahoo! started trading on the NASDAQ in April 1996.

Where was Yahoo! headquartered?

Yahoo! was/is headquartered in Sunnyvale, USA.

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What happened during the year 1 of Yahoo!?


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What was the version 1 of Yahoo! like?

Apr 1994

What are some of the pre-IPO stats for Yahoo!?

1994 to 1996

What were some of the extra materials about Yahoo!?

1995 OCT CNET interviewed Yahoo co-founders Jerry Yang and David Filo

1997 Yahoo! Jerry and Dave's Excellent Venture

1999 SEP Jerry Yang interviewed by Charlie Rose

2013 DEC Oral history of Tim Koogle