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WhatsApp

WhatsApp
2009 FOUNDED
M&A STATUS
301-400 EMPLOYEES
M&A LATEST DEAL TYPE
$17.2B LATEST DEAL AMOUNT
Description

Provider of a cross platform mobile messaging application. The company's platform allows the user to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages. It's available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia.

Ownership Status
Acquired/Merged
(Operating Subsidiary)
Financing Status
Formerly VC-backed
Primary Industry
Communication Software
Other Industries
Application Software
Parent Company
Primary Office
  • 650 Castro Street
  • Suite 120-219
  • Mountain View, CA 94041
  • United States
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WhatsApp Valuation and Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
6. Merger/Acquisition 06-Oct-2014 $17.2B 000.00 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
5. Merger/Acquisition 09-Apr-2013 000 000 Cancelled Generating Revenue
4. Later Stage VC (Series B) 01-Jan-2013 000.00 000.00 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
3. Merger/Acquisition 03-Dec-2012 Cancelled Generating Revenue
2. Early Stage VC (Series A) 08-Apr-2011 $8M $8.26M 000.00 Completed Product Development
1. Seed Round 31-Mar-2010 $257K $257K Completed Product Development
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WhatsApp Cap Table

Stock # of Shares
Authorized
Par Value Dividend Rate (%) Original
Issue Price
Liquidation Liquidation
Pref. Multiple
Conversion
Price
% Owned
Series B1 0,000,000 00.000000 00 00.00 00.00 00 00.00 0.000
Series B 0,000,000 00.000000 00 00.00 00.00 00 00.00
Series AA1 00,000,000 00.000000 00 00.00 00.00 00 00.00
Series AA 00,000,000 00.000000 00 00.00 00.00 00 00.00 0.00
Series A1 20,000,000 $0.000001 8% $0.01 $0.01 1x $0.01
Series A 20,000,000 $0.000001 8% $0.01 $0.01 1x $0.01 8.01%
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WhatsApp Competitors (21)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Pinger (mobile communication) Venture Capital-Backed San Jose, CA 00 000.00 00000000000 000.00
000000 Corporation Shenzhen, China
00000000 Venture Capital-Backed London, United Kingdom 00000 00000
0000000 Formerly PE-Backed Gravenhage, Netherlands 000 0000 000000000000 0000
0000 (000000000000 Venture Capital-Backed New Delhi, India 000 00000 00000000000 00000
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WhatsApp Investments (1)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
0000000000 18-Jun-2019 00000 00000 Media and Information Services (B2B) 000000 0000
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WhatsApp Former Investors (1)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Board
Seat
Contact
Info
Sequoia Capital Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0

WhatsApp Executive Team (6)

Name Title Board
Seat
Contact
Info
Chris Daniels Chief Executive Officer
Matthew Idema Chief Operating Officer
Kuan Yong Software Engineer
Abhjit Bose WhatsApp India head
Jan Koum Co-Founder

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