Steve Perlman's Investment
Palo Alto, California, U.S.
Rubin had difficulty attracting investors early on, and Android was facing eviction from its office space. Steve Perlman, a close friend of Rubin, brought him $10,000 in cash in an envelope and shortly thereafter wired an undisclosed amount as seed funding. Perlman refused a stake in the company, and has stated: "I did it because I believed in the thing, and I wanted to help Andy."