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72 Facebook Acquisitions – The Complete List (2019)! [INFOGRAPHIC]

Infographics June 17th, 2019

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65 Facebook Acquisitions - The Complete List INFOGRAPHIC

Facebook or should we say, “The Facebook,” was created by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2004. Initially created solely for college students attending specific schools, Facebook reached one million users in just 10 short months after its inception. Fourteen years later in 2019, Facebook has nearly 2 billion users! And this doesn’t include its other properties like WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger just to name a few.

During this wave of extreme growth, Mark Zuckerberg has acquired 72 companies till date. Facebook’s largest acquisition so far has been WhatsApp Messenger, which they purchased for $19 billion in February 2015. Other notable acquisitions include Instagram ($1 billion in April 2012) and Oculus Virtual Reality ($2 billion in March 2014).

Some of Facebook’s smaller purchases include the domain fb.com, which it bought for $8.5 million in November 2010 and the hosting and sharing platform Drop.io, which it bought for $10 million in October 2010. Just a few million dollars each, no big deal for Facebook, whose IPO started out at $38 per share (in May 2012), which sits at roughly $93 per share in mid/late-August 2015.

However, in January 2018, Facebook acquired confirmo.io, a Government issued ID verification platform based in Boston, USA and during July purchased Bloomsbury AI($30,000,000) and RedKix($100,000,000). The year 2019 saw just two purchases, Chainspace and GROKSTYLE during February.

This infographic contains the complete list of companies acquired by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg from August 2005 till date.

We will periodically be updating this as Facebook continues to make new acquisitions. There are some interesting trends such as the rise of facial recognition and virtual reality in social media that stand out from these acquisitions. We hope you enjoy!

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A big thanks to the TechWyse Team who helped to design and manage this infographic. Well done guys!

Facebook Acquisitions - companies acquired by Facebook

  • AboutFace, August 2005 – $200 K
  • Parakey, July 19, 2007
  • ConnectU, June 23, 2008 – $31 Million
  • FriendFeed, August 10, 2009 – $47.5 Million
  • Octazen, February 19, 2010
  • Divvyshot, March 2, 2010
  • Friendster, May 13, 2010 – $40 Million
  • ShareGrove, May 26, 2010
  • Nextstop, July 8, 2010 – $2.5 Million
  • Chai Labs, August 15, 2010 – $10 Million
  • Hot Potato, August 20, 2010 – $10 Million
  • Drop.io, October 29, 2010 – $10 Million
  • FB.com domain name, November 15, 2010 – $8.5 Million
  • Rel8tion, January 25, 2011 – Undisclosed
  • BELUGA, March 2, 2011 – Undisclosed
  • snaptu, March 20, 2011 – $70 Million
  • RecRec, March 24, 2011 – Undisclosed
  • DayTum, April 27, 2011
  • Sofa, June 9, 2011
  • MailRank, June 9, 2011
  • Push Pop Press, August 2, 2011 – Undisclosed
  • Friend.ly, October 10, 2011 – Undisclosed
  • Strobe, November 8, 2011 – Undisclosed
  • Gowalla, December 2, 2011
  • Instagram, April 9, 2012 – $1 Billion
  • Tagtile, April 13, 2012 – Undisclosed
  • Glancee, May 5, 2012 – Undisclosed
  • Lightbox.com, May 15, 2012 – Undisclosed
  • Karma, May 21, 2012 – Undisclosed
  • Face.com, June 18, 2012 – $100 Million
  • Spool, July 14, 2012 – Undisclosed
  • Acrylic Software, July 20, 2012 – Undisclosed
  • Threadsy, August 24, 2012 – Undisclosed
  • Atlas, February 28, 2013 – Less than $100 Million
  • Osmeta, March 2013
  • Hot Studio, March 14, 2013
  • Spaceport, April 23, 2013
  • Parse, April 25, 2013 – $85 Million
  • Monoidics, July 18, 2013
  • Jibbigo, August 12, 2013
  • Onavo, October 13, 2013
  • SportStream, December 17, 2013
  • Little Eye Labs, January 8, 2014 – $15 Million
  • Branch, January 13, 2014 – $15 Million
  • WhatsApp, February 19, 2014 – $19 Billion
  • Oculus VR, March 25, 2014 – $2 Billion
  • Ascenta, March 27, 2014 – $20 Million
  • Liverail, August 14, 2014 – $500 Million
  • ProtoGeo Oy, April 24, 2014 – Undisclosed
  • Pryte, June 2014 – Undisclosed
  • PrivateCore, August 7, 2014 – Undisclosed
  • WaveGroup Sound, August 26, 2014 – Undisclosed
  • Wit.ai, January 6, 2015 – Undisclosed
  • Quickfire, January 8, 2015 – Undisclosed
  • TheFind, March 14, 2015 – Undisclosed
  • Surreal Vision, May 26, 2015 – Undisclosed
  • Pebbles, July 16, 2015 – $60 Million
  • Masquerade, March 9, 2016 – Undisclosed
  • Two Big Ears, March 23, 2016 – Undisclosed
  • Nascent Objects, September 19, 2016 – Undisclosed
  • Infiniled, October 10, 2016 – Undisclosed
  • CrowdTangle, November 11, 2016 – Undisclosed
  • Faciometrics, November 16, 2016 – Undisclosed
  • Ozlo, July 31, 2017 – Undisclosed
  • Fayteq , August 2017 – Undisclosed
  • tbh(app), October, 2017- Undisclosed
  • confirm.io, January 23, 2018- Undisclosed
  • Bloomsbury AI, July 2018- $30,000.000
  • RedKix, July 26, 2018- $100,000,000
  • Vidpresso, August 13, 2018di- Undisclosed
  • Chainspace, February 2019- Unsclosed
  • GROKSTYLE, February 8, 2019- Undisclosed

The total cost of Facebook’s acquisitions to date is $ 23,360,700,000. And that’s just from the acquisition costs they disclosed!

Facebook is a perfect example of a company that has more buying power than entire nations.

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