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Santa Clara, USA
3561 Homestead Rd #416
Santa Clara, CA, 95051


Co-Founder & CEO
Board Member


TOTAL $58.3M
Seed, 10/2009
Venture Round, 4/2011
Sequoia Capital
Series C, 7/2013
Sequoia Capital




WhatsApp Messenger is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS.

WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other!

Because WhatsApp Messenger uses the same internet data plan that you use for email and web browsing, there is no cost to message and stay in touch with your friends.

In addition to basic messaging iPhone, Android and BlackBerry WhatsApp Messenger users can send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.

As of Dec 2013 WhatsApp report 400M users. WhatsApp claims 200 million monthly actives, 10 billion messages sent and 17 billion received in a single day.

Recent Milestones

  • Handshake
    WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook for $19B. (2/19/14)
    Posted 2/19/14 at 2:21pm via
  • Check
    WhatsApp — WhatsApp racks up 430 million active users to date (1/20/14)
    Posted 1/20/14 at 10:39am via
  • Dollar
    WhatsApp received $50M in Series C funding. (7/1/13)
    Posted 2/20/14 at 7:30am
  • Dollar
    WhatsApp received $8M in Venture Round funding. (4/8/11)
    Posted 4/10/11 at 5:16pm via
  • Dollar
    WhatsApp received $250k in Seed funding. (10/1/09)
    Posted 2/20/14 at 7:33am
  • Check
    WhatsApp added Jan Koum as Co-Founder & CEO. (2/1/09)
    Posted 12/6/12 at 1:10pm
  • Check
    WhatsApp added Brian Acton as Co-Founder. (1/1/09)
    Posted 6/23/13 at 9:52pm



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Above: WhatsApp Screenshot -- #1
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