WhatsApp Overview

  • Founded
  • 2009

Founded
  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged

  • Employees
  • 1,917

Employees
  • Latest Deal Type
  • M&A

  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $17.2B

WhatsApp General Information

Description

Developer of a mobile messaging application intended to offer a fast, simple and reliable way to talk to anyone in the world. The company's platform allows the user to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS, create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages, thereby enabling them to share their favorite moments, send important information or catch up with a friend.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Acquired/Merged
(Operating Subsidiary)
Financing Status
Formerly VC-backed
Primary Industry
Communication Software
Other Industries
Application Software
Parent Company
Primary Office
  • 1601 Willow Road
  • Menlo Park, CA 94025
  • 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. Early 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 (17)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
WeChat Corporation Shenzhen, China 0000
0000+ Venture Capital-Backed Los Angeles, CA 00 000.00 000000000 - 000.00
000000000 Formerly Accelerator/Incubator backed Mountain View, CA 0 000000&0
000 Formerly VC-backed Santa Monica, CA 00 00000 000000&0 00000
000000 (0000000000 Venture Capital-Backed San Jose, CA 000 000.00 000000 - 000 000.00
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WhatsApp Patents

WhatsApp Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
EP-4030687-A1 Authenticating anonymous information Pending 13-Jan-2021 00000000000 0
EP-4027257-A1 Methods and systems for end-to-end encrypted message history exchange Pending 07-Jan-2021 0000000000 0
US-20220217106-A1 Methods and systems for end-to-end encrypted message history exchange Pending 07-Jan-2021 0000000000 0
US-11115363-B1 Utilizing encrypted ephemeral messages to modify ephemeral message duration settings Active 02-Sep-2020 00000000
EP-3965402-A2 Utilizing encrypted ephemeral messages to modify ephemeral message duration settings Pending 02-Sep-2020 H04W4/12
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WhatsApp Executive Team (7)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Will Cathcart Co-Chief Executive Officer
Abhjit Bose WhatsApp India head
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WhatsApp Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Growth
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-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 (3)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
00000000 14-Jul-2020 00000 0000 00.000 Medical Records Systems
0000000000 18-Jun-2019 00000 00000 Media and Information Services (B2B) 000000 00
MinionLabs 01-Jun-2019 Seed Round 0000 Electronic Equipment and Instruments
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