Latest: January 12, 2018 - Redux ST acquired by Google (Undisclosed)Definitive list of tech acquisitions

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.

tbh

Acquired by Facebook
on October 16, 2017
App
Undisclosed

Fayteq AG

Acquired by Facebook
on August 11, 2017
Augmented Reality
Undisclosed

Ozlo

Acquired by Facebook
on July 31, 2017
Artificial Intelligence
Undisclosed

Source3

Acquired by Facebook
on July 24, 2017
Augmented Reality
Undisclosed

FacioMetrics

Acquired by Facebook
on November 16, 2016
Augmented Reality
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

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

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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