Larry Page and Sergey Brin, the two founders of the Google Inc, first met at Standord in 1995. According to some reports and accounts, there was hardly any thing common in them and they disagreed about almost every thing discussed in their first meeting.
In 1996, pursuing computer science at Standford as grad students, the two collegues started to work on a search engine called BackRub, which operated for more than a year on Standford severs eventually taking up too much bandwidth to suit the university. In 1997 it was decided that BackRub needs a new name. After some brainstroming the outcome was the word Google, which was a play on the word googol, a mathematical term for a number represented by the numeral 1 followed by 100 zeros, the term reflected their intention to provide infinite amount of information on web in an organised manner.
In August, 1998 co-founder of Sun Microsystems, Andy Bechtolsheim, writes a check to a company that doesnt exist yet: a company called Google Inc. In the following september google files for incorporation and shortly after that Larry and Sergey open a bank account in the name of the new established company and deposited the check recieved from Andy Bectolsheim.