WhatsApp Success Story

Introduction

Whatsapp is probably the biggest informing stage on the planet was begun because of a fantasy.

A viewpoint that its organizers, to be specific, Jan Koum and Brian Acton had. Jan Koum is a really helpful example of overcoming adversity.


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 From nourishment stamps in youngster life to completing a humble activity like cleaning a supermarket and getting rejected by Facebook 

in 2009 to establishing most utilized versatile informing stage with more than 800 Million clients a dynamic month to month. Give us a chance to plunge into Whats app Success Story.

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Jan Koum, co-founder of Whatsapp has seen many up’s and downs in his life. I truly praise such kind of personalities. Facebook recently bought Whatsapp for an astounding price of $19 Billion.

It is the result of Koum and Acton’s incredibly hard work and determination and never die spirit. 

Koum has 45% stake in the company with Acton’s stake being at 20% valuing them directly at a whopping $8.3 Billion and $4.9 Billion respectively.

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History-

He was born in a small village Kiev in Ukraine. Jan Koum led a life full of hardships and deprivation( the lack or denial of something considered to be a necessity.) Both, in relationships and finances.


According to Forbes, his house didn’t even have electricity supply. But he and his mother soon escaped from that troubling place when he was 16.

They both migrated to Mountain View, California. With some government support, they both managed to get a 2 bedroom apartment.

Getting Rejected By Facebook-


Jan Koum and Brian Acton applied for a job at Facebook but unfortunately, both of them were rejected in 2009. After this he said:

           “Facebook turned me down. It was a great opportunity to connect with some fantastic people. Looking forward to life’s next adventure.”


      He gave a solid reply to Mark Zuckerberg after that astounding acquisition


       He believes that if the product is good, people will love it and share it  with others too. He says

         “Focus on simplicity, listen to your customers and iterate if you fail.”

Earning Through the app-

Jan and Brian earned millions of dollars without any advertising on the app. They made money in two ways.

They started charging iPhone users on first-time installation and the Android users every year.

A lot of people used the app and paid both of them. Reports state that around 250 million people use Whatsapp in a month.

This is a huge number for any application to reach in the smartphone space.

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After several months of venture capital financing, Facebook declared that they were acquiring  facebook in February 2014.

The deal went down for the US $19 Billion, it was Facebook’s largest acquisition till then.

To date, this acquisition is the largest transaction done by any two companies backed by venture capitalists.

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After several months of venture capital financing, Facebook declared that they were acquiring facebook in February 2014.

The deal went down for the US $19 Billion, it was Facebook’s largest acquisition till then.

To date, this acquisition is the largest transaction done by any two companies backed by venture capitalists.

        “WhatsApp is on a path to connect 1 billion people. The services  that reach that milestone are all incredibly valuable.”

            –
Mark Zuckerberg ( Current CEO and Founder of Facebook )

            Some Statistics – Revealing its Blatant Success
                App                              -                              Whatsapp
                Daily Users              -                                1 Billion
                Monthly Users      -                              1.3 Billion
   Messages shared Daily     -                              55 Billion
    Photos shared Daily           -                            4.5 Billion
      Videos shared Daily           -                            1 Billion
               Other features               -                         Voice Calling
                                                                                           Video Calling
                                                                                           Status of the Day

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