Brian Acton

WhatsApp co-founder leaving company to start non-profit

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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton decided to leave the company and decided to start a non-profit. He announced his decision writing a facebook post, in which he wrote —

I’ve decided to start a non-profit focused at the intersection of nonprofit, technology and communications. It’s something I’ve thought about for a while, and now it’s time to just focus and execute. I’ll have more to share in the coming months.

Brian Acton with Jan Koum started the WhatsApp in 2009, after they met working at Yahoo. Team got big success when Facebook acquired WhatsApp worth $19 Billion, although the price ended up rising to $22 billion in share-based components to the deal.

If you see the progress story of Brian Acton, once twitter denied him a job and he co-founded WhatsApp. Today, WhatsApp is the world’s most-used messaging app with over one billion monthly users. WhatsApp can also be used on web scanning whatsApp web QR code but condition is mobile device should also be connected through internet in order to use whatsApp web.

WhatsApp also started business service some day ago and some business has been started using it very actively.