Brian Acton, co-founder of WhatsApp will be leaving Facebook

Acton co-founded WhatsApp with Ukrainian immigrant Jan Koum in 2009. The company was acquired by FB in 2014 for $19 billion.

Facebook announced in a post that Brian Acton, who co-founded WhatsApp, will be leaving the messaging service company in order to start a new foundation.

Acton spent eight years with WhatsApp, which Facebook acquired in 2014 for $19 billion in cash and stock.

Acton, a Stanford alumnus, co-founded WhatsApp with Jan Koum, an immigrant from Ukraine, in 2009.

The duo used to previously work at Yahoo before they started WhatsApp.


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