Amazon is an international e-commerce website for consumers, sellers, and content creators.
Seattle, Washington, United States
Headquarters Regions
Founded Date
Jul 5, 1994
Operating Status
Funding Status
Number of Employees
Legal Name
Amazon.com, Inc.
IPO Status
Stock Symbol
Company Type
For Profit
Phone Number
(888) 533-5659
Amazon is an international e-commerce website for consumers, sellers, and content creators. It offers users with merchandise and content purchased for resale from vendors and those offered by third-party sellers.

Operating in North American and International markets, Amazon provides its services through websites such as amazon.com and amazon.ca. It also enables authors, musicians, filmmakers, app developers, and others to publish and sell content via its branded websites.

Amazon also provides Kindle Direct Publishing, an online platform that allows independent authors and publishers to make their books available in the Kindle Store. In addition, it provides co-branded credit card agreements and advertising services, serves developers and enterprises through Amazon Web Services, and manufactures and sells electronic devices.

It offers Amazon Prime which is an annual membership program. It provides free shipping, streaming, and access to books to borrow and read on a Kindle device.

Amazon was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.
Funding rounds
Number of Funding Rounds
Total Funding Amount
Announced DateTransaction nameNumber of InvestorsMoney RaisedLead Investors
Jul 24, 2001Funding Round - Amazon1$100.0M
Jun 1, 1996Series A - Amazon1$8.0MKleiner Perkins
Number of Lead Investors
Number of Investors
Investor NameLead InvestorFunding roundPartners
AOLNoFunding Round - Amazon
Kleiner PerkinsYesSeries A - AmazonJohn Doerr
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