Latest: November 5, 2018 - Appthority acquired by Symantec (Undisclosed)Definitive list of tech acquisitions

Facebook has acquired 72 organizations. Their most recent acquisition was Confirm.io on January 23, 2018

Facebook is a social networking website, which enables people to communicate, discover, share and connect with each other. It has social media applications that run on personal computers, mobile devices and other communications. You can share your ideas, opinions, videos, photos and other activities with a group of people. Facebook’s products include Oculus, WhatsApp, Messenger, Instagram and Facebook. The company was founded on 4th February, 2004 and the founders include Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo P. Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Chris R. Hughes, and Dustin Moskovitz. Facebook’s headquarter is located in Menlo Park, CA.

Facebook currently has around 17,000 employees and a total turnaround of $36.5 Billion per year. It has 2.07 Billion active users, which is nearly 27% of the world’s population. Facebook has acquired 65 companies so far. Its biggest acquisition is WhatsApp, which was closed at $19 Billion. WhatsApp charged $40 per user and this is how the total price was decided. Other than that, ConnectU was acquired by Facebook in a court settlement. Most of the companies that Facebook has acquired are located in United States and more than half of them are located in San Francisco.

A large number of Facebook acquisitions are talent-based and most of them were shut down. Mark Zuckerberg once stated that we don’t buy companies for the material, we buy companies for its people. He believes it is best to acquire a company that has a strong founder. However, Instagram was an exception to this statement.

Facebook’s first acquisition was its own domain name. The latest Facebook acquisition is Tbh, which is an app designed by a few high school students. The company’s acquisition game is quite strong and the picks it makes are just splendid. Facebook tries to improve its quality of people through acquisitions, which automatically makes its tech side better. All the Facebook acquisitions are listed below.

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Confirm.io
Acquired by Facebook

on January 23, 2018
Data Visualization
Undisclosed

tbh
Acquired by Facebook

on October 16, 2017
App
Undisclosed

Fayteq AG
Acquired by Facebook

on August 11, 2017
Video
Undisclosed

Ozlo
Acquired by Facebook

on July 31, 2017
Artificial Intelligence
Undisclosed

Source3
Acquired by Facebook

on July 24, 2017
Software
Undisclosed

FacioMetrics
Acquired by Facebook

on November 16, 2016
Machine Learning
Undisclosed

CrowdTangle
Acquired by Facebook

on November 11, 2016
Brand Marketing
Undisclosed

Eyegroove
Acquired by Facebook

on August 8, 2016
Social Media
Undisclosed

MSQRD
Acquired by Facebook

on March 9, 2016
Visual Effects
Undisclosed

Endaga
Acquired by Facebook

on October 5, 2015
Impact Investing
Undisclosed

Tugboat Yards
Acquired by Facebook

on May 20, 2015
Digital Media
Undisclosed

TheFind, Inc.
Acquired by Facebook

on March 13, 2015
Search Engine
Undisclosed

Teehan+Lax
Acquired by Facebook

on January 16, 2015
Digital Marketing
Undisclosed

QuickFire Networks
Acquired by Facebook

on January 8, 2015
Cloud Data Services
Undisclosed

Wit.ai
Acquired by Facebook

on January 5, 2015
Developer APIs
Undisclosed

PrivateCore
Acquired by Facebook

on August 7, 2014
Cyber Security
Undisclosed

LiveRail
Acquired by Facebook

on July 2, 2014
Advertising
$500m

Little Eye Labs
Acquired by Facebook

on July 1, 2014
Test and Measurement
Undisclosed

Pryte
Acquired by Facebook

on June 3, 2014
IT
Undisclosed

ProtoGeo
Acquired by Facebook

on April 24, 2014
Mobile
Undisclosed

Ascenta (UK)
Acquired by Facebook

on March 28, 2014
Solar-Powered Drones
Undisclosed
Oculus VR

Oculus VR
Acquired by Facebook

on March 25, 2014
Virtual Reality
$2bn
WhatsApp

WhatsApp
Acquired by Facebook

on February 19, 2014
Mobile Instant Messaging
$19bn

Branch
Acquired by Facebook

on January 13, 2014
Internet
$15m

SportStream
Acquired by Facebook

on December 17, 2013
Consumer Electronics
Undisclosed

Onavo
Acquired by Facebook

on October 14, 2013
Social Network
$150m

Jibbigo
Acquired by Facebook

on August 12, 2013
Language Learning
Undisclosed

Monoidics
Acquired by Facebook

on July 18, 2013
Analytics
Undisclosed

Parse
Acquired by Facebook

on April 25, 2013
Cloud Computing
$90m

Spaceport.io
Acquired by Facebook

on April 23, 2013
Online Games
Undisclosed

Osmeta
Acquired by Facebook

on April 11, 2013
Software
Undisclosed

Hot Studio
Acquired by Facebook

on March 14, 2013
Web Design
Undisclosed

Storylane
Acquired by Facebook

on March 8, 2013
Content Marketing
Undisclosed

Atlas Solutions
Acquired by Facebook

on February 28, 2013
Internet
Undisclosed

threadsy
Acquired by Facebook

on August 24, 2012
Social Media
Undisclosed

Spool
Acquired by Facebook

on July 14, 2012
Enterprise Software
Undisclosed

Bolt | Peters
Acquired by Facebook

on June 21, 2012
Test and Measurement
Undisclosed

Face.com
Acquired by Facebook

on June 18, 2012
Face Recognition
$100m

Pieceable
Acquired by Facebook

on June 11, 2012
Mobile
Undisclosed

Karma
Acquired by Facebook

on May 18, 2012
Mobile
Undisclosed

Lightbox
Acquired by Facebook

on May 15, 2012
Photo Sharing
Undisclosed

Glancee
Acquired by Facebook

on May 4, 2012
Search Engine
Undisclosed

Tagtile
Acquired by Facebook

on April 13, 2012
Loyalty Programs
Undisclosed
Instagram

Instagram
Acquired by Facebook

on April 9, 2012
Photo Sharing
$1bn

GazeHawk
Acquired by Facebook

on March 10, 2012
Internet
Undisclosed

Friend.ly
Acquired by Facebook

on March 3, 2012
Blogging Platforms
Undisclosed

Sendoid
Acquired by Facebook

on February 29, 2012
File Sharing
Undisclosed

Gowalla
Acquired by Facebook

on December 2, 2011
Photography
$3m

WhoGlue
Acquired by Facebook

on November 28, 2011
Software
Undisclosed

MailRank
Acquired by Facebook

on November 15, 2011
Email
Undisclosed

Strobe
Acquired by Facebook

on November 8, 2011
Web Development
Undisclosed

Push Pop Press
Acquired by Facebook

on August 2, 2011
Marketing
Undisclosed

Sofa
Acquired by Facebook

on June 9, 2011
Developer Tools
Undisclosed

Daytum
Acquired by Facebook

on April 27, 2011
Analytics
Undisclosed

Snaptu
Acquired by Facebook

on March 20, 2011
Mobile
$70m

Beluga
Acquired by Facebook

on March 1, 2011
Messaging
Undisclosed

Pursuit
Acquired by Facebook

on February 25, 2011
Social Network
Undisclosed

Rel8tion
Acquired by Facebook

on January 25, 2011
Advertising
Undisclosed

Zenbe
Acquired by Facebook

on November 16, 2010
Mobile
Undisclosed

drop.io
Acquired by Facebook

on October 29, 2010
Education
Undisclosed

Nextstop
Acquired by Facebook

on September 25, 2010
Digital Entertainment
Undisclosed

Chai Labs
Acquired by Facebook

on August 15, 2010
Software
$10m

Hot Potato
Acquired by Facebook

on July 28, 2010
Social Media Marketing
$10m

ShareGrove
Acquired by Facebook

on May 26, 2010
Social Network
Undisclosed

Divvyshot
Acquired by Facebook

on April 2, 2010
Photo Sharing
Undisclosed

Octazen Solutions
Acquired by Facebook

on February 19, 2010
Social Network
Undisclosed

FriendFeed
Acquired by Facebook

on August 10, 2009
Social Media
$50m

Parakey
Acquired by Facebook

on July 1, 2007
Social Media
Undisclosed

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