Overview

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Status
Acquired by on February 19, 2014
Total Equity Funding
$60.25M in 3 Rounds from 1 Investor
Headquarters:
Santa Clara, CA
Description:
WhatsApp is a proprietary, cross-platform, free instant messaging subscription service for smartphones.
Founders:
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Categories:
Subscription Service, Android, Messaging, Mobile
Website:
http://www.whatsapp.com
Social:

Company Details

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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, Windows Phone 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 WhatsApp users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.

Funding Rounds (3) - $60.25M

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DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Jul, 2013$52M / Series B1
Apr, 2011$8M / Series A1
Oct, 2009$250k / Seed0

Current Team (6)

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Board Members and Advisors (1)

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Products (1)

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

Competitors (16)

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  • Bring your team together with Hall's real-time business messaging platform.
  • Hike is a mobile app that enables its users to communicate with each other. 
  • imo's free messaging, voice and video call apps make it easy for you to stay in touch with friends and family around the world.
  • Kakao is a global mobile lifestyle platform company.
  • Kik lets users connect with friends, groups, and the world around them through chat.
  • MessageMe is a mobile messenger application enabling users to personalize their messages and connect with others.

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Office

    3561 Homestead Rd #416

    Santa Clara, CA 95051

    USA

Past Team (3)

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Images (1)

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