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Acquired - II | Acquired

Total Raised






About Skype

Skype provides a telecommunications application. The application offers voice over internet protocol (VoIP) based videotelephony, videoconferencing, voice calls, instant messaging, file transfer, debt-based calls to landline and mobile telephones, and more. It was founded in 2003 and is based in Luxembourg, Luxembourg. In May 2011, Skype was acquired by Microsoft.

Headquarters Location

22/24 Boulevard Royal

Luxembourg, 2449,



Skype's Products & Differentiators

    Impact Management Software

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


Research containing Skype

Get data-driven expert analysis from the CB Insights Intelligence Unit.

CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Skype in 1 CB Insights research brief, most recently on Feb 24, 2021.

Skype Patents

Skype has filed 278 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • videotelephony
  • free instant messaging clients
  • instant messaging clients
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Related Topics




Videotelephony, Free instant messaging clients, Windows instant messaging clients, Instant messaging clients, File sharing networks


Application Date


Grant Date



Related Topics

Videotelephony, Free instant messaging clients, Windows instant messaging clients, Instant messaging clients, File sharing networks



Latest Skype News

Fake Skype App Threatens Crypto Funds, Linked to Binance Scam!

Nov 13, 2023

Author: Mustafa Mulla Author Mustafa has been writing about Blockchain and crypto since many years. He has previous trading experience and has been working in the Fintech industry since 2017. Nov 13, 2023 8:57 SlowMist has warned against a fake Skype app downloaded from untrustworthy sources online. Victims have lost cryptocurrency funds due to the app’s ability to monitor and replace user-entered transfer addresses. SlowMist has identified this as the work of the same team responsible for a previous fake Binance app. Users are urged to exercise caution when downloading apps, especially from unverified platforms. By prioritizing security and relying on official sources, the risk of falling victim to such fraudulent schemes can be significantly reduced. Cp-Organization Coinpedia - Trusted Crypto Agency for News, Information, Exchange, PR, Blockchain Events, Crypto Wallet and Else related to Decentralized World.

Skype Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Skype founded?

    Skype was founded in 2003.

  • Where is Skype's headquarters?

    Skype's headquarters is located at 22/24 Boulevard Royal, Luxembourg.

  • 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, Andreessen Horowitz, Ashton Kutcher, Silver Lake, eBay and 9 more.

  • Who are Skype's competitors?

    Competitors of Skype include Plan A, Lifesize, Talk360, Planetly, Gather and 7 more.

  • What products does Skype offer?

    Skype's products include Impact Management Software.


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