Tech News Desk – Google is celebrating its 25th anniversary today. This search engine is used extensively all over the world. If they want to search anything on the Internet, people take refuge in Google. However, Google faced many challenges in its early years. Today, Google’s reputation as the world’s largest search engine did not arise just like that. Its co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin have gone through many difficult situations, only then Google could become what it is today. Larry Page and Sergey Brin were both students of Stanford University in America. In 1998, both of them together invented Google. Google was formed, but making it a successful business model was a big challenge. Let us see what challenges both the co-founders faced in the early stages of Google.
What were the challenges facing Larry Page and Sergei Bin?
Both the co-founders of Google had to face these problems in the beginning. Finding Google’s headquarters: Brin and his partner Larry Page faced a lot of difficulties in finding Google’s headquarters. He started Google in a friend’s garage in Menlo Park, California, and later became vice president of the company. In 1998, after much struggle, the company moved its office to Palo Alto, California with only eight employees.
Funding Problem: Google faced funding problems in the early years, as Sergey Brin and Larry Page did not have money. Without funding they would not have been able to build the data servers needed for their project. Sun Microsystems co-founder Andy Bechtolsheim backed Google and provided funding of $100,000 (approximately Rs 8.32 crore).
Could not attract investors: Due to lack of business idea and other reasons, Google failed to attract potential investors after 5 years. As a result, the company decided to raise funds from the public and issued an initial public offering (IPO) in August 2004. Warren Buffett supports Google’s IPO for future shareholders.
When Google was about to be sold
There came a time when Larry Page and Sergey Brin decided to sell Google. In 1999, an attempt was made to sell Internet portal company Excite to Google for $1 million. However, Excite CEO George Bell did not accept the deal. The company kept fighting the challenges and kept moving forward. Today you can see that Google’s parent company Alphabet is one of the largest tech companies in the world.