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Google's mission is to organize the world's information, making it universally accessible and useful.

Company Profile

Google focuses exclusively on delivering the best search experience on the World Wide Web. Through innovative advances in search technology, Google helps users find the information they're looking for quickly and effectively. The company delivers services through its own web site at www.google.com, and by licensing its search technology to commercial sites.

About Google Inc.

Google is a privately held company, whose backers include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital. These funders led an equity round of $25 million in June, 1999. Michael Moritz, general partner of Sequoia Capital and John Doerr, general partner of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, joined Google's Board of Directors at that time. Moritz is currently director of numerous companies, including Yahoo!, Flextronics, Nightfire, PayPal, RedEnvelope, Saba Software, Shockwave, and WebVan. Doerr was a co-founder of @Home, and is a director of several high-growth Internet companies, including Intuit, Amazon.com, WebMD.com, Drugstore.com, Homestore.com, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Handspring, Freemarkets and Sun Microsystems.

Other investors include Stanford University; Andy Bechtolsheim, co-founder of Sun Microsystems and current vice president at Cisco Systems; and Ram Shriram, who has held the positions of president of Junglee and vice president of Business Development at Amazon.com.

Business Model

Google's advanced WebSearch technology allows site publishers to offer web search to their own users on their own sites. Google WebSearch is used in more than 30 countries by clients including Yahoo!, Virgin.net and Netscape's Netcenter portal.

Google also offers site search products that help users find the information they are seeking within a specific website. Google site search customers include Cisco Systems, Red Hat and Caldera Systems. All of Google's commercial products are hosted by Google, alleviating the need for organizations to manage their own costly search software and resources. A list of additional customers can be found on Google's partners page.

Google's own web site at www.google.com attracts advertisers who wish to reach users with specific interests. Unlike other search engines, Google's advertising is precisely targeted and graphically designed to enhance a user's overall search experience. Google's AdWords program extends the concept of highly targeted advertising to companies and individuals with smaller ad budgets.