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Co-Founder & CEO @
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Male
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San Francisco
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Jan Koum is the co-founder and CEO of WhatsApp, a communication service that he co-founded in 2009. He is responsible for setting the overall direction and strategy for WhatsApp. Together with his co-founder Brian Acton, Jan is also responsible for the design and interface of WhatsApp's service and the development of its core technology and infrastructure.

Jan grew up in Ukraine before he immigrated to California in 1992, where he studied at and later dropped out of San Jose State University.

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Co-Founder & CEO

2009 - Current   (over 7 years)
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1998
2007
Infrastructure Engineering

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  • Member of the Board of Directors
    Feb 19, 2014

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