While it may seem hard to believe, Elon Musk was not one of the original founders of the company. He led the Series A funding in 2004, joining the board of directors as its chairman as well as in operational roles.
Tesla is set to release earnings after the bell Wednesday, July 24.
But before investors get earnings, here's a brief history of Tesla.
The History of Tesla
Here's a brief look at Tesla's history.
The company launched its IPO on NASDAQ in 2010. The IPO raised $226 million.
Watch the video from TheStreet's video series 'Behind the Label' for more of Tesla's history and heritage.
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