Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page created Google in order to organize information on the Internet and help users find the information they were looking for. Google began primarily as a search engine, which crawls through new and old web pages and sorts them based on relevancy to a user's search.
In 1998, Google was launched in Susan Wojcicki's garage with an initial funding of $100,000 from Andy Bechtolsheim. Google left the garage the following year and moved into a new office with a team of eight people. Google quickly grew over the years to become the leading search engine on the Web.