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Founded Year



Acquired - II | Acquired

Total Raised






About Skype

Skype is a global peer-to-peer Internet communications service. BVP's Rob Stavis led the company's first instutitional round in 2003.

Headquarters Location

22/24 Boulevard Royal L-2449



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Skype's Products & Differentiators

    Impact Management Software

    SaaS software to measure ESG and impact data for investment portfolios.

Research containing Skype

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Skype in 2 CB Insights research briefs, most recently on Feb 24, 2021.

Expert Collections containing Skype

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Skype Patents

Skype has filed 1 patent.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Videotelephony
  • Network protocols
  • Instant messaging clients
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Application Date

Grant Date


Related Topics




Payment systems, Electronic funds transfer, Email, Videotelephony, Social networking services


Application Date


Grant Date



Related Topics

Payment systems, Electronic funds transfer, Email, Videotelephony, Social networking services



Latest Skype News

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Skype Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Skype founded?

    Skype was founded in 2003.

  • What is Skype's latest funding round?

    Skype's latest funding round is Acquired - II.

  • How much did Skype raise?

    Skype raised a total of $1.944B.

  • Who are the investors of Skype?

    Investors of Skype include Microsoft, Ashton Kutcher, Andreessen Horowitz, Silver Lake, eBay and 9 more.

  • Who are Skype's competitors?

    Competitors of Skype include Talk360, Vonage, Planetly, Plan A, Gather Presence, 11Sight, Slack Technologies, Pexip, Voxer, Lifesize and 12 more.

  • What products does Skype offer?

    Skype's products include Impact Management Software.

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