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Facebook Acquisitions – The Complete List (2021)! [Infographic]

Infographics August 12th, 2021

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Facebook acquisitions 2021

Facebook or should we say, “The Facebook,” was created by Mark Zuckerberg in February 2004. Initially created solely for college students attending specific schools, it reached one million users in just 10 short months after its inception. Fifteen years later in 2020, Facebook has nearly 2 billion users! This number doesn’t even include Facebook’s acquisitions like WhatsApp and Instagram (to name a few).

During this wave of extreme growth, Mark Zuckerberg has acquired 85 companies to 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. CTRL-Labs with a value rumored to be between 500 Million and a Billion, Giphy for 400 Million, and Kustomer for 1 Billion Dollars are some of the big-ticket purchases made by Facebook between September 2019 and November 2020

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 it!

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A big thanks to the TechWyse Team who helped to design and manage this infographic with all the acquisitions by Facebook made till 2020. Well done guys!

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List of Companies Acquired by Facebook

  • AboutFace was acquired on August 2005 – $200 K
  • Parakeya was acquired on July 19, 2007
  • ConnectU was acquired on June 23, 2008 – $31 Million
  • FriendFeed was acquired on August 10, 2009 – $47.5 Million
  • Octazen was acquired on February 19, 2010
  • Divvyshot was acquired on March 2, 2010
  • Friendster acquired on May 13, 2010 – $40 Million
  • ShareGrove was acquired on May 26, 2010
  • Nextstop was acquired on July 8, 2010 – $2.5 Million
  • Chai Labs acquired on August 15, 2010 – $10 Million
  • Hot Potato acquired on August 20, 2010 – $10 Million
  • Drop.io was acquired on October 29, 2010 – $10 Million
  • FB.com domain name acquired on November 15, 2010 – $8.5 Million
  • Rel8tion acquired on January 25, 2011 – Undisclosed
  • BELUGA was acquired on March 2, 2011 – Undisclosed
  • snaptu was acquired on March 20, 2011 – $70 Million
  • RecRec acquired on March 24, 2011 – Undisclosed
  • DayTum was acquired on April 27, 2011
  • Sofa was acquired on June 9, 2011
  • MailRank was acquired on June 9, 2011
  • Push Pop Press acquired on August 2, 2011 – Undisclosed
  • Friend.ly acquired on October 10, 2011 – Undisclosed
  • Strobe acquired on November 8, 2011 – Undisclosed
  • Gowalla was acquired on December 2, 2011
  • Instagram was acquired on April 9, 2012 – $1 Billion
  • Tagtile was acquired on April 13, 2012 – Undisclosed
  • Glancee acquired on May 5, 2012 – Undisclosed
  • Lightbox.com was acquired on May 15, 2012 – Undisclosed
  • Karma was acquired on May 21, 2012 – Undisclosed
  • Face.com was acquired on June 18, 2012 – $100 Million
  • Spool acquired on July 14, 2012 – Undisclosed
  • Acrylic Software acquired on July 20, 2012 – Undisclosed
  • Threadsy was acquired on August 24, 2012 – Undisclosed
  • Atlas was acquired on February 28, 2013 – Less than $100 Million
  • Osmeta was acquired on March 2013
  • Hot Studio was acquired on March 14, 2013
  • Spaceport was acquired on April 23, 2013
  • Parse was acquired on April 25, 2013 – $85 Million
  • Monoidics was acquired on July 18, 2013
  • Jibbigo was acquired on August 12, 2013
  • Onavo was acquired on October 13, 2013
  • SportStream was acquired on December 17, 2013
  • Little Eye Labs was acquired on January 8, 2014 – $15 Million
  • Branch acquired on January 13, 2014 – $15 Million
  • WhatsApp acquired on February 19, 2014 – $19 Billion
  • Oculus VR was acquired on March 25, 2014 – $2 Billion
  • Ascenta was acquired on March 27, 2014 – $20 Million
  • Liverail was acquired on August 14, 2014 – $500 Million
  • ProtoGeo Oy was acquired on April 24, 2014 – Undisclosed
  • Pryte was acquired on June 2014 – Undisclosed
  • PrivateCore acquired on August 7, 2014 – Undisclosed
  • WaveGroup Sound acquired on August 26, 2014 – Undisclosed
  • Wit.ai was acquired on January 6, 2015 – Undisclosed
  • Quickfire acquired on January 8, 2015 – Undisclosed
  • TheFind acquired on March 14, 2015 – Undisclosed
  • Surreal Vision acquired on May 26, 2015 – Undisclosed
  • Pebbles acquired on July 16, 2015 – $60 Million
  • Masquerade acquired on March 9, 2016 – Undisclosed
  • Two Big Ears acquired on March 23, 2016 – Undisclosed
  • Nascent Objects acquired on September 19, 2016 – Undisclosed
  • Infiniled acquired on October 10, 2016 – Undisclosed
  • CrowdTangle acquired on November 11, 2016 – Undisclosed
  • Faciometrics acquired on November 16, 2016 – Undisclosed
  • Ozlo was acquired on July 31, 2017 – Undisclosed
  • Fayteq was acquired on August 2017 – Undisclosed
  • tbh(app) acquired on October, 2017 – Undisclosed
  • confirm.io acquired on January 23, 2018 – Undisclosed
  • Bloomsbury AI was acquired on July 2018 – $30,000.000
  • RedKix acquired on July 26, 2018 – $100,000,000
  • Vidpresso was acquired on August 13, 2018 – Undisclosed
  • Chainspace acquired on February 2019 – Undisclosed
  • GROKSTYLE acquired on February 8, 2019 – Undisclosed
  • Sonics acquired on March, 2019-  Undisclosed
  • Servicefriend acquired on September, 2019 – Undisclosed
  • CTRL-labs acquired on September,2019 – undisclosed, but reportedly between $500 million and $1 billion
  • Packagd acquired on September, 2019 – Undisclosed
  • Beat Games acquired on November, 2019 – Undisclosed
  • PlayGiga was acquired on December, 2019 – $70,000,000
  • Sanzaru Games acquired on February 2019- Undisclosed
  • Scape Technologies on February 2020 – 40 Million
  • Giphy acquired on May, 2020 – 400 Million
  • Mapillary acquired on June, 2020 – undisclosed
  • Ready at Dawn acquired on June, 2020 – Undisclosed
  • Lemnis Technologies was acquired on September,2020- Undisclosed
  • Kustomer acquired on November, 2020- 1 Billion

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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