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LOOK: Where Google held its first press conference

/ 09:15 PM September 17, 2018

Google’s first press conference in 1999 wasn’t exactly packed to the rafters. Image: Google via AFP Relaxnews

September 2018 sees Google celebrate its 20th anniversary.

To mark the milestone, the company has released a selection of throwback photos from its beginnings, before becoming one of the tech industry’s biggest success stories.

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Google held its first press conference on June 7, 1999.

The event saw Larry Page and Sergey Brin share their vision of Google and announce financing to the tune of $25 million from the Sequoia and Kleiner Perkins venture capital firms. Their investments no doubt paid off.

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Google was incorporated as a privately-held company on Sept. 4, 1998. JB

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