Company Overview

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Founded:
1994
Founders:
Jeff Bezos
Headquarters:
Seattle, WA
IPO:
Went Public on May 15, 1997
Stock:
AMZN
Categories:
Consumer Goods, Groceries, Crowdsourcing, E-Commerce
Description:
Amazon is an international e-commerce company and online retailer that sells various products such as books, movies, electronics and others.

Detailed Description

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Amazon.com is an American international e-commerce company with headquarters in Seattle, Washington, United States. Founded in 1994, it is the world's largest online retailer.

Jeff Bezos incorporated the company (as Cadabra) in July 1994 and the site went online as Amazon.com in 1995. The company was renamed after the Amazon River, one of the largest rivers in the world, which in turn was named after the Amazons, the legendary nation of female warriors in Greek mythology.

Amazon.com started as an online bookstore but soon diversified into selling DVDs, VHS tapes, CDs, video and MP3 downloads/streaming, software, video games, electronics, apparel, furniture, food, toys and jewelry. The company also produces consumer electronics, notably the Amazon Kindle e-book reader, Kindle Fire tablet computer, and the Fire Phone smartphone. It is also a major provider of cloud computing services.

Amazon also operates retail websites for Sears Canada, bebe Stores, Marks & Spencer, Mothercare, and Lacoste. For a growing number of enterprise clients, currently including the UK merchants Marks & Spencer, Benefit Cosmetics' UK entity, edeals.com, and Mothercare, Amazon provides a unified multichannel platform where a customer can interact with people via retail websites, standalone in-store terminals, or phone-based customer service agents. Amazon Web Services also powers AOL's Shop@AOL.

Headquartered in Seattle, Amazon has offices, fulfillment centers, warehouses, customer service centers and software development centers across North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

Current Team (68)

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Past Team (223)

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Funding Rounds (1) - $8M

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Investments (26)

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Board Members and Advisors (6)

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Products (47)

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Acquisitions (45)

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Investors (1)

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Offices/Locations (3)

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  • Office

    Tur,

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  • Spain Address

    Vía de las Dos Castillas 33, Edif. 2 Atica 7. Plta. baja

    Madrid, 28224

    ESP

  • Headquarters

    1200 12th Ave

    S # 1200

    Seattle, WA 98144

    USA

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