Tesla has been monumental in disrupting the automotive industry.
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.
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.
2003. Martin Ederhard and Marc Tarpenning conceived and founded Tesla.
2004. Elon Musk led the Series A funding, joining the board of directors as its chairman as well as in operational roles.
2008. The Tesla Roadster was the first production automobile to use lithium-ion battery cells.
2010. Tesla launched its IPO on NASDAQ. The IPO raised US&226 million.
2018. CEO Elon Musk tweeted: "Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured."
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission fined Musk and Tesla $20M each to reimburse investors whom were harmed by Musks's tweet. Watch the video from TheStreet's new video series 'Behind the Label' for more of Tesla's history and heritage.
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