Overview

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Status
Acquired by on May 10, 2011
Investments
3 Investments in 3 Companies
Headquarters:
Esch-sur-alzette, Luxembourg
Description:
Skype keeps the world talking. Video call, message and share with anyone for free, even if they're not on Skype.
Founders:
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Categories:
Video Chat, Software, Telecommunications, Mobile
Website:
http://www.skype.com/en/
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Company Details

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Founded:
August 1, 2003
Employees:
1k - 5k | 22 in Crunchbase

Skype is for doing things together, whenever you’re apart. Skype’s text, voice and video make it simple to share experiences with the people that matter to you, wherever they are. With Skype, you can share a story, celebrate a birthday, learn a language, hold a meeting, work with colleagues – just about anything you need to do together every day. You can use Skype on whatever works best for you - on your phone or computer or a TV with Skype on it. It is free to start using Skype - to speak, see and instant message other people on Skype for example. You can even try out group video, with the latest version of Skype. If you pay a little, you can do more things, in more ways, with more people – like call phones, access WiFi or send texts. You can pay as you go or buy a subscription, whatever works for you. And in the workplace, this means you can bring your entire ecosystem of workers, partners and customers together to get things done. Try Skype out today and start adding your friends, family and colleagues. They won’t be hard to find; hundreds of millions of people are already using Skype to do all sorts of things together.

Funding Rounds (5) - $76.81M

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DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Apr, 2010$7.76M / Venture0
Nov, 2009$50M / Debt Financing3
Mar, 2004$18.8M / Series B3
Aug, 2003undisclosed amount / Series A2
Jan, 2002$250k / Angel1

Acquisitions (3)

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DateAcquiredAmount
Aug 21, 2011Unknown
Jan 6, 2011$150M (terms undisclosed)
Apr 11, 2006Unknown

Investments (3)

DateInvested InRoundPartner(s)
Oct, 2009undisclosed amount / Seed
Feb, 2007$3.1M / Series A
Feb, 2006$21.7M / Series A

Current Team (22)

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Board Members and Advisors (3)

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Products (5)

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  • Enables users to make video or voice calls or chat with colleagues via Skype inside Salesforce.
  • Helping broadcasters & filmmakers to create innovative content from a cast of millions.
  • Skype Mobile
  • SkypeOut is a service that allows you to call mobiles and landlines from your Skype account using different payment plans.
  • Skype Qik Is a video messaging application

Competitors (28)

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  • Banckle offers online business collaboration and social applications.
  • barablu is an app that offers users with VoIP calling services from mobile phones.
  • The ChatApp is the next generation social app that will change the way you chat and communicate with new people!
  • ConnectMeAnywhere is a communications company offering a range of voice and data services.
  • eBuddy offers web and mobile messaging solutions.
  • FaceFlow is a web-based video chat application available on mobile platforms.
  • Group VoIP Calling
  • fring is a mobile communications service that enables free mobile group video calls, video calls, voice calls and live chat.

Offices/Locations (3)

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  • US office

    3210 Porter Drive

    Palo Alto, CA 94304

    USA

  • London Office

    2 Stephen Street

    London, W1T 1AN

    GBR

  • Headquarters

    23-29 Rives de Clausen

    Esch-sur-alzette, Luxembourg L-2165

    Luxembourg

Past Team (112)

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Past Event Appearances (1)

Images (6)

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