Skype

Skype Overview

Status Acquired/​Merged
Latest Deal Type M&A
Financing Rounds 10
Investments 10

Skype General Information

Description

Creator of a software application enabling users to make voice, video calls and chats through the Internet. The company's service encrypts calls, chats and file transfers for transmission through the Internet. The company also offers voicemail and call-forwarding services.

Contact Information

Website
Ownership Status
Acquired/Merged
Financing Status
Formerly PE-Backed
Primary Industry
Communication Software
Other Industries
Other Communications and Networking
Telecommunications Service Providers
Acquirer
Primary Office
  • 23-29 Rives de Clausen
  • 6e etage
  • Luxembourg, 2165
  • Luxembourg
+352 26 00 00 00
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Skype Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
EBITDA
Post-Val Status Debt

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Skype Competitors (22)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing
Amount
WhatsApp Formerly VC-backed Mountain View, CA 000 000.00 000000&0 000.00
000000 (0000000000 Venture Capital-Backed San Jose, CA 00 000.00 00000000000 000.00
000000 Corporation Shenzhen, China 0000
00000000 Venture Capital-Backed London, United Kingdom 00.00 0000000000 0 00.00
00000 (00000000000 Venture Capital-Backed Mountain View, CA 000 00000 0000000000 0 00000

Skype Executive Team (27)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Eran Shtiegman Partner Director of Product
Christopher Merkle Moment Maker - Ambassador for Innovation
Alistair Kilpatrick Principal Designer
Lee Ott Product
Jonas Kjellberg Co-Founder

14 Former Executives

Skype Former Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info

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Skype Investments & Acquisitions (10)

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Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
0000 18-Dec-2014 00000 00000 00 00.000 Application Software
000000 05-Sep-2013 0000 00000 Information Services (B2C)
00000000 31-Dec-2011 00000 00000 00 0000 Other Services (B2C Non-Financial)
0000000 21-Aug-2011 000000000000000000 0000 Communication Software
3Jam 04-May-2011 Merger/Acquisition Communication Software

Skype Subsidiaries (2)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
Content Circles Other Software Menlo Park, CA 2007
0000 Communication Software San Francisco, CA 0000

Skype Exits (4)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
00000000 31-Dec-2011 00000 00000 00 0000 Completed
  • 17 buyers
0000 03-Feb-2011 00000 00000 00 000.00 Completed
  • 5 buyers
0000 09-Aug-2010 000000000 000 Completed
  • 00000
Fon 06-Feb-2006 Early Stage VC 000.00 Completed
  • 4 buyers