Search company, investor...
WhatsApp company logo

WhatsApp

whatsapp.com

Founded Year

2009

Stage

Acquired | Acquired

Total Raised

$60M

Valuation

$0000 

Revenue

$0000 

About WhatsApp

WhatsApp enables users of iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Nokia Symbian60 devices to exchange text messages, images, audio and video messages with one another.

Headquarters Location

1601 Willow Road

Menlo Park, California, 94025,

United States

Missing: WhatsApp's Product Demo & Case Studies

Promote your product offering to tech buyers.

Reach 1000s of buyers who use CB Insights to identify vendors, demo products, and make purchasing decisions.

Missing: WhatsApp's Product & Differentiators

Don’t let your products get skipped. Buyers use our vendor rankings to shortlist companies and drive requests for proposals (RFPs).

WhatsApp Patents

WhatsApp has filed 142 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Videotelephony
  • Social networking services
  • Instant messaging clients
patents chart

Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

9/2/2021

12/20/2022

Free instant messaging clients, Computer security exploits, Windows instant messaging clients, Instant messaging clients, Videotelephony

Grant

Application Date

9/2/2021

Grant Date

12/20/2022

Title

Related Topics

Free instant messaging clients, Computer security exploits, Windows instant messaging clients, Instant messaging clients, Videotelephony

Status

Grant

Latest WhatsApp News

Bull Market Beckons China Stock Traders as Consumption Revs Up

Jan 29, 2023

Bull Market Beckons China Stock Traders as Consumption Revs Up Fed Set to Shrink Rate Hikes Again as Inflation Slows The Bond-Market Comeback of 2023 Is Heading to First Big Test The Fear of Being J. Crewed Is Once Again Roiling Leveraged Loans EU Needs Way to Compete With US, China on Clean Energy, IEA Says Ukraine Latest: Zelenskiy Slams IOC Over Paris Olympics Plan Guinea Bissau Says Russia Shows Willingness to Cancel Its Debt AMLO’s Pemex Debt Plan Cheers Investors Even as Details Remain Thin Weaker Orders, Investment Underscore Ailing US Manufacturing Stock-Market Vigilantes Dial Back Penalties for Earnings Misses Disappearing Barbecues Show Global Beef Demand Is Under Pressure Bankers Consider Delay on Adani Share Sale, Reuters Says NTPC’s Profit Jumps as Growing Economy Boosts Power Demand Nigerian Fiscal Pressures to Worsen Post Election, Moody’s Says Adani’s Detailed Hindenburg Reply Now Said to Be Post-Share Sale Charting the Global Economy: Central Banks Hold as Prices Cool Total CEO Sees Tight Gas Market, Pricey Diesel in Europe in 2023 Cracking Under Pressure: Inside the Race to Fix France’s Nuclear Plants It Won’t Take Much for the ECB to Crush Rate-Cut Bets Next Week Summer Storm Lashes New Zealand, Killing Two and Halting Flights Rate hike pause puts retirement investors in a sweet spot Experts explain how to cope with money stress REITs provide safer alternative for wannabe landlords: Dale Jackson 6 TFSA myths that could dampen tax savings How pay transparency may affect your job search or raise 50 guests or less: Couples opt for micro-weddings amid inflation It's time for retirement investors to act their age: Dale Jackson Consumer insolvencies rose 16 per cent year over year in November 3 risk-free ways to boost your net worth in 2023: Dale Jackson How to start the new year off on the right financial foot How to take stock of your subscriptions Canadians focused on repaying debt in 2023: CIBC survey Retirement: 6 ways to make extra money 81% of Canadians are worried about a recession in 2023: survey High interest rates breathe new life into TFSA ​Bankruptcy: Experts explain how to rebuild credit How to pay down debt quickly according to the experts Experts share tips for young Canadians finding themselves in debt for the first time 4 key dates for investors to mark in their 2023 calendars The Fear of Being J. Crewed Is Once Again Roiling Leveraged Loans Gulf Royals Own £1 Billion UK Property Via Tax Havens: Guardian Weaker Orders, Investment Underscore Ailing US Manufacturing Half of Britons Struggle With Soaring Cost of Running Households Saudi Prince Sues Partners in Bahamian Island Financing Fight Colombia Slows Pace of Rate Hikes, Surprising Most Economists Rapidly cooling housing market helps to quell Canadian inflation Pharrell Williams-Backed Surf Park to Tap $121 Million of Bonds Pound Stalls on Verge of Fifth Weekly Gain: City Latest Inside the Over-the-Top Hotel Opening Right Next to Buckingham Palace US Pending Home Sales Rise to Cap Otherwise Disappointing Year It’s Billionaire Versus Salamanders in Fight Over Austin's Boom US Inflation Expectations Extend Retreat, Buoy Consumers’ Mood Germany’s Lindner Won’t Face Criminal Probe on Real Estate Loans European Mortgages Tumble 70% to Lowest Since Covid on Rate Jump IMF Urges Sweden to Boost Capacity to Deal With Property Risks Deutsche Bank, UBS in Focus as Wall Street Sends Mixed Signals Londoners Are Selling Homes on WhatsApp in Booming Private Sales Market Singapore Home Prices Grow the Least Since 2020 as Boom Eases Gandhi Walks 2,000 Miles to Challenge Modi in 2024 Election Iran Defense Ministry’s Ammunition Depot Hit by Blast: State TV The Bond-Market Comeback of 2023 Is Heading to First Big Test The Fear of Being J. Crewed Is Once Again Roiling Leveraged Loans EU Needs Way to Compete With US, China on Clean Energy, IEA Says Sam Bankman-Fried Denies US Witness Tampering Claim Ukraine Latest: Zelenskiy Slams IOC Over Paris Olympics Plan Social Media Buzz: Tyre Nichols, Ukraine, Signal, Intel Italy’s Meloni Visits Libya to Strengthen Energy, Migration Ties AMLO’s Pemex Debt Plan Cheers Investors Even as Details Remain Thin Gulf Royals Own £1 Billion UK Property Via Tax Havens: Guardian A Good Week for Rocket Lab, Less So for Its Share Price Two Airforce Aircraft Collide Mid-Air in Central India Weaker Orders, Investment Underscore Ailing US Manufacturing Finland Hints at Russian Involvement in Swedish Koran Burning Stock-Market Vigilantes Dial Back Penalties for Earnings Misses Disappearing Barbecues Show Global Beef Demand Is Under Pressure Bankers Consider Delay on Adani Share Sale, Reuters Says China Says Covid Deaths Fell Even as Lunar Holiday Spread Virus EU Needs Way to Compete With US, China on Clean Energy, IEA Says Ukraine Latest: Zelenskiy Slams IOC Over Paris Olympics Plan Italy’s Meloni Visits Libya to Strengthen Energy, Migration Ties AMLO’s Pemex Debt Plan Cheers Investors Even as Details Remain Thin Weaker Orders, Investment Underscore Ailing US Manufacturing Disappearing Barbecues Show Global Beef Demand Is Under Pressure NTPC’s Profit Jumps as Growing Economy Boosts Power Demand Nigerian Fiscal Pressures to Worsen Post Election, Moody’s Says Nigeria's $11 Billion Lawsuit Begins With Accusations of Double-Dealing, Six-Figure Bribes Adani’s Detailed Hindenburg Reply Now Said to Be Post-Share Sale Total CEO Sees Tight Gas Market, Pricey Diesel in Europe in 2023 Cracking Under Pressure: Inside the Race to Fix France’s Nuclear Plants Summer Storm Lashes New Zealand, Killing Two and Halting Flights Ukraine Latest: Putin’s Next Move; EU Plans Belarus Sanctions China Kicks Off 2023 Leading Global Peers in Equity Fundraising Tempers Flaring Over Onions Show Marcos Faces Risk on Prices Bitfinex Expects El Salvador Volcano Token Issuance This Year Regulator Says FTX’s LedgerX Auction Shows Need for More CFTC Clout on Acquisitions Lula, Governors Discuss Fixes for Abrupt Drop in Tax Revenue The Daily Chase: Markets point to negative open; Intel forecasts grim outlook Federal government could struggle to fulfill spending promises: Former BoC governor As the BoC takes a pause from interest rate hikes, all eyes are on the labour market Statistics Canada says job vacancies down 2.4% in November Tips for finding cheaper protein in the meat aisle and beyond The Daily Chase: Tesla climbs in the premarket; Canfor restructures B.C operations More rate hikes may be needed: Former BoC Official Here's what another Bank of Canada rate hike means for Canadians Bank of Canada raises interest rates to 4.5% and plans to hold Freeland faces big spending demands and darker economic outlook Macklem says government will make changes to deal with Bank of Canada losses Experts react to Bank of Canada hiking rates for eighth straight time Bank of Canada: Read the full statement on its interest rate hike Economists expect one final rate hike by Bank of Canada before holding The Daily Chase: Bank of Canada to release interest rate decision; Rogers-Shaw appeal dismissed Bank of Canada expected to hike rates again. Here's a timeline of how we got here EXCLUSIVE: RBC CEO expects 'modest recession' buoyed by strong consumer & liquidity Companies' diversity commitments at risk amid possible recession: study Thinking about doing a no-buy challenge? Here's what to consider Trump to Court Voters ‘Open to Dating’ Others in Early States Gentiloni Says EU Inflation Has Peaked, Sees Short Contraction Bolsonaro’s Son Dismisses Idea of Father’s Extradition by US Ukraine Latest: Zelenskiy Slams IOC Over Paris Olympics Plan Retired NATO General on Path to Win Czech Presidential Election Two Airforce Aircraft Collide Mid-Air in Central India Expect to See A Lot More of First Lady Jill Biden in 2024 Nigerian Fiscal Pressures to Worsen Post Election, Moody’s Says Cracking Under Pressure: Inside the Race to Fix France’s Nuclear Plants Summer Storm Lashes New Zealand, Killing Two and Halting Flights Ukraine Latest: Putin’s Next Move; EU Plans Belarus Sanctions China Celebrated Lunar New Year Like Covid No Longer Exists Federal Election Commission Asks Santos Campaign, ‘Who’s the Boss?’ McDaniel Beats Back Strong Challenge to Retain Republican National Committee Chair Ilhan Omar’s Foreign Affairs Seat Looms as Potential Floor Fight Trump Drops Deutsche Bank Subpoena Fight With New GOP-Led House Musk Breezes Through Washington as Smooth CEO, Not Twitter Troll Cuomo Defense in Discrimination Suit to Be Paid by NY Taxpayers Chicago Mayor Touts Credit Market ‘Validation’ Ahead of Election Sam Bankman-Fried Denies US Witness Tampering Claim Social Media Buzz: Tyre Nichols, Ukraine, Signal, Intel A Good Week for Rocket Lab, Less So for Its Share Price Stock-Market Vigilantes Dial Back Penalties for Earnings Misses Former Jawbone Boss Seeks to Dismiss Investor Suit ASML Says Chip Controls Won’t Have Much Effect on 2023 Earnings TikTok General Counsel No Longer Oversees US Relations China Kicks Off 2023 Leading Global Peers in Equity Fundraising Bankman-Fried Sought to Influence Witness, Prosecutors Say Bitfinex Expects El Salvador Volcano Token Issuance This Year Regulator Says FTX’s LedgerX Auction Shows Need for More CFTC Clout on Acquisitions Musk Breezes Through Washington as Smooth CEO, Not Twitter Troll Saudi Prince Sues Partners in Bahamian Island Financing Fight Tiny Crypto ETF’s 100% Surge Puts It Atop Best-Performers Race Bitcoin Miner Argo Hit With Lawsuit Over ‘Misleading’ US IPO Winklevoss Twins’ Gemini Gets New Head of Finance as Crypto Exchange Faces Turmoil Scaramucci’s SkyBridge Funds Tumbled 39% Last Year on Wrong-Way FTX, Crypto Bets Amazon Will Start Charging Prime Members for US Grocery Orders of Less Than $150 TikTok Ban to Get House Panel Vote Next Month, McCaul Says The U.S. Fed is failing in four ways: Mohamed A. El-Erian Apple, JPMorgan turn to pay now grow later Remote Working Boom Is Huge for College Towns Like Knoxville Walmart flashes a warning sign to the entire consumer economy: Andrea Felsted Millennials are finally spending like grown-ups Dismal U.S. GDP report raises the odds of recession this year: Gary Shilling Musk is wrong for Twitter even if deal math works out Chocolate bunnies can teach us to save our food supply The Fed has made a U.S. recession inevitable America's oil reserve weapon risks misfiring Four-day workweeks can burn you out U.S. Fed expects a soft landing. Don't count on it Markets are pushing Fed into developing-economy territory Commodity traders go from bonanza to bailout plea Putin's war shows West must clean up dirty money Salary transparency is good for everyone Microsoft's US$69B Activision deal could be a blunder What if the oil market bulls are wrong and this lonely bear is right? Canada's trucker protest may spread from Ottawa to U.S. We Asked ChatGPT to Make a Market-Beating ETF. Here’s What Happened South Africa’s Blackouts Threaten Platinum Supply in Top Miner Deutsche Bank Fund Unit Doubles Down on ETF Target Amid Outflows U.S. stocks shrug off gloom; Tesla whipsaws on earnings Cathie Wood’s ARKK Is Well on Way to One of Its Best Months Ever Stock Faithful Try to Look Past Bond Market’s Sullen Signals Cathie Wood Resumes Selling in JD.com for First Time Since July Investors Start to Unwind the $540 Billion America First Trade Bruised Stock Bears Bust Out the Charts in Arguing the Top Is In Vanguard Gets Extra ETF Billions After Largely Shunning ESG FOMO Stirs Again in Bitcoin’s Best Start Since Before Pandemic Crushed Crypto Funds Are Suddenly Beating Every Other ETF Quant Fund That Once Lost 92% of Assets Is Making a Big Comeback Inside the Hottest Fashion Chain in the US Samsung Fund Unit Considers More Hong Kong Crypto Products After ETF JPMorgan Health Confab Returns Soggy and Subdued With Few Deals Cathie Wood Key Fund Sees Exact Sciences Take Top Spot From Zoom Dip Buyers Help Pare Record Bitcoin Discount at Grayscale Trust Biggest Junk-Bond ETF Draws Most Cash Since 2020 as Debt Rallies Bankman-Fried says in court that he's ready for U.S. extradition SBF sent back to Bahamian jail after catching lawyer off guard with U.S. extradition plan Disney's Iger returns to reckon with his own 15-year Legacy Women making small gains, but still troublingly under-represented in the C-suite Gerry Schwartz to step down as CEO at Onex, Bobby Le Blanc named next CEO Dominic Barton on Canada-China relations, future at Rio Tinto 'We’re serving Canadians better' following the pandemic: McKesson Canada CEO Rebecca McKillican World's richest family loses US$11.4B in Walmart rout 'Fine balance': Rania Llewellyn on fitting her long-term inclusion goals into Laurentian's revamp First female bank CEO in Canada leads with younger self in mind ​Company holiday parties are making a comeback, but many employers have a plan B Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos now worth almost half a trillion dollars Jane Fraser has a plan to remake Citigroup while tormenting rivals ‘Forever changed’: CEOs are dooming business travel — maybe for good National Bank names Laurent Ferreira CEO, succeeding Vachon The remote-work czar is the new shortcut to the C-Suite Olympics boss aims to put 'most-followed' Tokyo games on track Wellness resorts eye long COVID treatments as new moneymaker Ghosn accomplice says he 'deeply regrets' helping him escape John Cheng, Bloomberg News , (Bloomberg) -- A four-week rally in Chinese equities is set to culminate in a bull market when trading resumes Monday, as a rebound in consumption galvanizes the shares. The CSI 300 Index may extend its 19% rise from an October low when traders return after a week-long Lunar New Year break, with travel and box office data signaling that consumer spending is on the mend. Hotel operators and restaurant chains will benefit, as well as travel firms and entertainment-related names. A sustained uptrend may dispel any lingering doubt that the worst is over for Chinese equities, after previous rebounds were cut short by surging Covid cases. The rollback of virus curbs and a policy pivot by Beijing have won over Wall Street banks such as Morgan Stanley which expects China’s equities to beat global peers in 2023. The gains are likely to “sustain as the economic recovery will continue throughout 2023 and investor positioning has yet to be replenished after the capitulation sale last fall,” said Redmond Wong, strategist at Saxo Capital Markets HK Ltd. The rally in the first half will be underpinned by easing US inflation, a potential pause in Federal Reserve tightening and a better-than-expected European economy, he added. The CSI 300 Index has climbed almost 20% since the reopening rally began in November, lagging a 57% gain in the Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, which tracks Chinese stocks listed in Hong Kong. The return of overseas buyers has been a key driver for onshore equities, with northbound inflows capping the longest daily streak through Jan. 20 since May 2020. Mainland shares could get a further boost when Stock Connect flows resume on Monday, according to Marvin Chen, an analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence. “There may be some catch-up gains,” said Chen. “Holiday spending has recovered somewhat and there is maybe some carry over from global market sentiment as the rate hike cycle approaches the end.”  Spending Spree The upswing is fueled by optimism that China’s outlook is improving after data from December industrial output to retail sales highlighted the economy’s resilience. Earlier this month, Vice Premier Liu He said growth will likely rebound to its pre-pandemic trend this year. Spending patterns during the Lunar New Year break are reinforcing the optimism. Travelers swarmed China’s scenic destinations during the holiday, box office sales rose and bookings of hotels, guest houses and tourist spots exceeded the comparable period in 2019. China Holiday Travel, Box Office Rebound After Covid Zero (1) In tandem, movie-related stocks such as IMAX China Holding Inc. and Maoyan Entertainment jumped in Hong Kong when trading resumed in the city on Thursday. Sports apparel maker Li Ning Co. and hotpot chain Haidilao International Holding Ltd. also rallied. Other assets have also climbed, with the offshore yuan on track to rise for a third straight month amid bullish calls from the likes of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Commerzbank AG and HSBC Holdings Plc. Still, some investors caution that a new wave of virus cases may cloud the outlook. “We would like to see Covid infections quickly fall in China after what is likely to be an increase in cases caused by Chinese New Year travel, clearing the way for more robust economic growth,” said Kristina Hooper, chief global market strategist at Invesco Ltd. More Stimulus But in the near term, demand for Chinese equities may hold up as traders ready for more pro-growth policies to be announced at annual political meetings in March, according to Steven Leung, executive director at UOB Kay Hian (Hong Kong) Ltd. The MSCI China Index, which includes both onshore and offshore shares, trades at 10.4 times forward price-to-earnings ratio. That’s still lower than the historical average of 11.6 times. “You can argue that the market is a bit expensive now after a sharp rally, but I don’t think all the good news has been fully priced in yet, especially on the regulation front,” Leung said. --With assistance from Jeanny Yu and Tania Chen. ©2023 Bloomberg L.P.

WhatsApp Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was WhatsApp founded?

    WhatsApp was founded in 2009.

  • Where is WhatsApp's headquarters?

    WhatsApp's headquarters is located at 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park.

  • What is WhatsApp's latest funding round?

    WhatsApp's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did WhatsApp raise?

    WhatsApp raised a total of $60M.

  • Who are the investors of WhatsApp?

    Investors of WhatsApp include Meta and Sequoia Capital.

  • Who are WhatsApp's competitors?

    Competitors of WhatsApp include CircleIt, Hike, Feedback Medical, 11Sight, Telegram, LINE Corporation, Vula Mobile, Voxer, Armour Comms, Kik Interactive and 18 more.

Compare WhatsApp to Competitors

Hike Logo
Hike

Hike is an India-based mobile messaging app. Hike simplifies how people connect and interact with content and services on mobile. It was founded in 2012 and is based in New Delhi, India.

Pal+ Logo
Pal+

Pomelo Network, dba Pal+, formerly Cubie, is a free mobile messaging app that lets users create and share drawings, photos, video, and voice messages while chatting with friends.

G
Glide Talk

Glide leverages a streaming video technology to enable real-time video messaging. Video messages are broadcast live and simultaneously saved to the cloud for on-demand consumption. Conversations can occur in real-time, or at the convenience of each user.

t
textPlus

textPlus, formerly GOGII, is a mobile communications service that lets anyone text, talk and share for free or cheaply. The company offers choice, savings and reliability to consumers globally for a better phone experience. textPlus' open network connects people worldwide through a chart-leading app available for iOS, Android and Windows smartphones and devices including iPod touch and tablets. The company rebranded from GOGII to textPlus in October 2012.

TangoMe Logo
TangoMe

TangoMe is a free mobile messaging service with 200 million members. Through communication, social features and a compelling content platform, Tango members discover engaging ways to connect, get social and have fun. Tango has enhanced its messaging service with a content platform for game developers, advertisers, and others. Tango is available on iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Blackberry, Kindle Fire and PC and works across platforms and networks. Tango is available in 14 languages and has members in more than 224 countries.

Oovoo Logo
Oovoo

Oovoo is video messaging, chatting And conferencing provider

Discover the right solution for your team

The CB Insights tech market intelligence platform analyzes millions of data points on vendors, products, partnerships, and patents to help your team find their next technology solution.

Request a demo

CBI websites generally use certain cookies to enable better interactions with our sites and services. Use of these cookies, which may be stored on your device, permits us to improve and customize your experience. You can read more about your cookie choices at our privacy policy here. By continuing to use this site you are consenting to these choices.