WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton to exit company
Acton co-founded WhatsApp with Jan Koum in 2009 and has been with the company for eight years.
- Brian Acton, co-founder of WhatsApp will leave the messaging service company to start a new foundation
- Acton spent eight years with WhatsApp
- Acton co-founded WhatsApp with Ukrainian immigrant Jan Koum in 2009
Brian Acton, co-founder of WhatsApp, now owned by Facebook Inc, will leave the messaging service company to start a new foundation, he said in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
Acton spent eight years with WhatsApp, which Facebook bought in 2014 for $19 billion in cash and stock.
A Stanford alumnus, Acton co-founded WhatsApp with Ukrainian immigrant Jan Koum in 2009. The duo worked at Yahoo before starting WhatsApp.
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