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WhatsApp

2009 FOUNDED
M&A STATUS
51-60 EMPLOYEES
M&A LATEST DEAL TYPE
$22B 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 $22B 000.00 0000 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 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 (4)

Name Title Board
Seat
Contact
Info
Matthew Idema Chief Operating Officer
Kuan Yong Software Engineer

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