WhatsApp Co founder Brian Acton is Leaving the Company to Start his Own Foundation. Acton joined Facebook when it acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion in 2014. Among two co-founder Brain Acton is lesser known in industry.
Action was interviewed at Facebook back in 2009 after leaving job at Yahoo but at that time he wasn’t hired. Sources revealed that he was a big advocate for WhatApp’s push into encryption.
WhatsApp Co founder Brian Acton is Leaving the Company to Start his Own Foundation
Acton announced that departure to his colleges at Whats App all hands meeting at Facebook headquarters on Tuesday. He later announced the same on his Facebook Page.
Acton wrote in a Facebook post:
“I am very fortunate at my age to have the flexibility to take new risks and focus on what I’m passionate about. I’ve decided to start a non-profit focused at the intersection of nonprofit, technology and communications. It’s something I’ve thought about for a while, and now it’s time to just focus and execute. I’ll have more to share in the coming months.”
His departure is announced when WhatsApp hits 1.3 billion users and is trying to make more money through different means. WhatsApp is hiring for business positions as it plans to build multiple enterprise products. It will help businesses messages to interact with customers using App.