WhatsApp Overview

  • Founded
  • 2009
Founded
  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged
  • Employees
  • 400
Employees
  • Latest Deal Type
  • M&A
  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $17.2B
Latest Deal Amount

WhatsApp General Information

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.

Contact Information

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

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Industry
HQ Location
Employees
Total Raised
Post Valuation
Last Financing Details
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WhatsApp Competitors (19)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Telegram Corporation Tortola, British Virgin Islands 000
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00000000 Venture Capital-Backed Los Angeles, CA 0 000.00 000000000 - 000.00
000000000 Formerly Accelerator/Incubator backed Mountain View, CA 0 000000&0
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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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WhatsApp Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Growth
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %ile
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

Key Data Points

Twitter Followers

5.5k

Similarweb Unique Visitors

15.0K

Majestic Referring Domains

314

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WhatsApp Former Investors (1)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Sequoia Capital Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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WhatsApp Investments (2)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
0000000000 18-Jun-2019 00000 00000 Media and Information Services (B2B) 000000 0000
MinionLabs Seed Round 000.00 Electrical Equipment
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