Skype Overview

  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged
  • Latest Deal Type
  • M&A
  • Financing Rounds
  • 10
  • Investments
  • 12

Skype General Information

Description

Creator of a software application enabling users to make voice, video calls and chats through the Internet. The company's service encrypts calls, chats and file transfers for transmission through the Internet. The company also offers voicemail and call-forwarding services.

Contact Information

Website
www.skype.com
Ownership Status
Acquired/Merged
Financing Status
Formerly PE-Backed
Primary Industry
Communication Software
Other Industries
Other Communications and Networking
Telecommunications Service Providers
Acquirer
Primary Office
  • 23-29 Rives de Clausen
  • 6e etage
  • Luxembourg, 2165
  • Luxembourg
+352 26 00 00 00
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Skype Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
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Post-Val Status Debt

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Skype Comparisons

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Skype Competitors (17)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Pinger (Communication Software) Venture Capital-Backed San Jose, CA 00 000.00 000000 - 000 000.00
00000000 Formerly VC-backed Menlo Park, CA 0000 000.00 000000&0 000.00
000000 Corporation Shenzhen, China 0000
00000000 Venture Capital-Backed Tortola, British Virgin Islands 000 000000 - 000
0000+ (00000000000 Venture Capital-Backed Los Angeles, CA 0 000.00 00000000000 000.00
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Skype Patents

Skype Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
GB-201300715-D0 Speech coding Granted 15-Jan-2013 000000000
GB-2499505-B Speech coding Active 15-Jan-2013 000000000
GB-2499505-A Speech signal decoding Granted 15-Jan-2013 000000000
US-20130169736-A1 Making calls using an additional terminal Granted 30-Dec-2011 000000000 00
US-9019336-B2 Making calls using an additional terminal Active 30-Dec-2011 H04N7/141 0
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Skype Executive Team (25)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Lee Ott Product
Roland Pan Head, Strategy
David Hodson Director, Development
Niklas Zennström Co-Founder
Morten Lund Executive
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Skype Former Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info

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Skype Investments & Acquisitions (12)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
000000 14-Dec-2020 0000 00000 00000 Business/Productivity Software
0000 18-Dec-2014 00000 0000 00.000 Automotive
000000 05-Sep-2013 0000 00000 Information Services (B2C)
00000000 31-Dec-2011 00000 0000 0000 Other Services (B2C Non-Financial)
GroupMe 21-Aug-2011 Merger/Acquisition 0000 Communication Software
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Skype Subsidiaries (2)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
Content Circles Other Software Menlo Park, CA 2007
0000 Communication Software San Francisco, CA 0000
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Skype Exits (4)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
00000000 31-Dec-2011 00000 00000 00 0000 Completed
  • 16 buyers
0000 03-Feb-2011 00000 00000 00 000.00 Completed
  • 5 buyers
0000 09-Aug-2010 00000 00000 00 000 Completed
  • 00000
Fon 06-Feb-2006 Early Stage VC 000.00 Completed
  • 4 buyers
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