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List of mergers and acquisitions by Facebook by Kenyans247(1): Sun 19, April, 2020 05:18pm
Facebook, Inc. is a social networking company that has acquired 82 other companies, including WhatsApp. The WhatsApp acquisition closed at a steep $16 billion; more than $40 per user of the platform. Facebook also purchased the defunct company ConnectU in a court settlement and acquired intellectual property formerly held by rival Friendster. The majority of the companies acquired by Facebook are based in the United States, and in turn, a large percentage of these companies are based in or around the San Francisco Bay Area. Facebook has also made investments in LuckyCal and Wildfire Interactive.

Most of Facebook's acquisitions have primarily been "talent acquisitions" and acquired products are often shut-down. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has stated in 2010 that "We have not once bought a company for the company. We buy companies to get excellent people... In order to have a really entrepreneurial culture one of the key things is to make sure we're recruiting the best people. One of the ways to do this is to focus on acquiring great companies with great founders."[1] The Instagram acquisition, announced on 2012-04-09, appears to have been the first exception to this pattern.[2] While continuing with a pattern of primarily talent acquisitions, other notable product focused acquisitions include the $19 billion WhatsApp acquisition and the $2 billion Oculus VR acquisition.

Acquisitions
Number Company Location Acquired on Acquired for (USD) Talent acquired Related to Used as / integrated with References
1 facebook.com domain name USA, Boston, Massachusetts
August 23, 2005

200,000 — — name change from Thefacebook.com [3][4]
2 ParaKey USA, Mountain View, California
July 19, 2007

— Blake Ross, Joe Hewitt Y Combinator, Sequoia Capital Facebook Mobile [5]
3 ConnectU USA, Cambridge, Massachusetts
June 23, 2008

31,000,000 — i2Hub (Court settlement) [6][7]
4 FriendFeed USA, Mountain View, California
August 10, 2009

47,500,000 Paul Buchheit, Bret Taylor, Jim Norris, Sanjeev Singh, 8 others Benchmark Capital, ex-Google — [8]
5 Octazen Malaysia, Taman Melawati, Kuala Lumpur
February 19, 2010

— 2 engineers (remote workers) — Websluths [9]
6 Divvyshot USA, San Francisco, California
March 2, 2010

— Sam Odio, Paul Carduner Y Combinator, AngelList Facebook Photos [10]
7 Friendster patents USA, Mountain View, California / Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur
May 13, 2010

40,000,000 — — — [11]
8 ShareGrove USA, San Mateo, California
May 26, 2010

— Kent Libbey, Adam Wolff Elm Street Ventures Facebook Groups [12]
9 Zenbe USA, New York, NY, New York
July 6, 2010

— Tom Alison, Will Bailey, Robert Kiefer — Facebook Messenger [13]
10 Nextstop USA, San Francisco, California
July 8, 2010

2,500,000 Charles Lin, Carl Sjogreen, Adrian Graham ex-Google — [14]
11 Chai Labs USA, Mountain View, California
August 15, 2010

10,000,000 Gokul Rajaram, Giri Rajaram, others Merus Capital, ex-Google — [15]
12 Hot Potato USA, Brooklyn, New York
August 20, 2010

~10,000,000 Saadiq Rodgers-King, Justin Shaffer, 6 others RRE Ventures Facebook Places [16]
13 Drop.io USA, Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York
October 29, 2010

~10,000,000 Sam Lessin RRE Ventures — [17]
14 FB.com domain name USA, Washington, D.C.
November 15, 2010

8,500,000 — — — [18]
15 Rel8tion USA, Seattle, Washington
January 25, 2011

undisclosed Peter Wilson — — [19]
16 Beluga USA, Palo Alto, California
March 2, 2011

undisclosed Jonathan Perlow, Lucy Zhang, Ben Davenport — Facebook Messenger [20]
17 Snaptu Israel, Tel Aviv
March 20, 2011

70,000,000 — — Mobile [21]
18 RecRec USA, San Francisco, California
March 24, 2011

undisclosed — Dogpatch Labs — [22]
19 DayTum USA, SoHo, New York City
April 27, 2011

undisclosed Nicholas Felton, Ryan Case — — [23]
20 Sofa Netherlands, Amsterdam
June 9, 2011

undisclosed Koen Bok, Dirk Stoop, Jasper Hauser, Hugo van Heuven, Jorn van Dijk — — [24]
21 MailRank USA, New York, New York
June 9, 2011

undisclosed Bryan O’Sullivan and Bethanye McKinney Blount — — [25]
22 Push Pop Press USA, San Francisco, California
August 2, 2011

undisclosed Co-founders Mike Matas and Kimon Tsinteris — — [26][27][28]
23 Friend.ly USA, Mountain View, California
October 10, 2011

undisclosed Co-founder/CEO Ed Baker — — [29][30][31]
24 Strobe USA, San Francisco, California
November 8, 2011

undisclosed Founder and CEO Charles Jolley, other Strobe employees — Mobile engineering team [32][33]
25 Gowalla USA, Austin, Texas
December 2, 2011

— — — — [34]
26 Caffeinatedmind USA, California
February 20, 2012

— — — — —
27 Instagram USA, San Francisco, California
April 9, 2012

1,000,000,000 — — — —
28 Tagtile USA, San Francisco, California
April 13, 2012

undisclosed Tagtile's founders — — [35][36]
29 Glancee USA, San Francisco, California
May 5, 2012

undisclosed Three co-founders — — [37][38]
30 Lightbox.com UK, London, England
May 15, 2012

undisclosed Thai Tran, Nilesh Patel, Five employees — — [39]
31 Karma USA, San Francisco, California
May 21, 2012

undisclosed Lee Linden, Ben Lewis — Facebook Gifts [40]
32 Face.com Israel, Tel Aviv
June 18, 2012

100,000,000 — — — [41][42]
33 Spool USA, San Francisco, California
July 14, 2012

undisclosed Avichal Garg, Curtis Spencer, Six employees — Mobile engineering team [43]
34 Acrylic Software Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia
July 20, 2012

undisclosed Two employees — Facebook's design team [44]
35 Threadsy USA, San Francisco, California
August 24, 2012

undisclosed — — — [45]
36 Atlas Solutions USA, Seattle, Washington
February 28, 2013

<100,000,000 — — — [46]
37 osmeta USA, Mountain View, CA
March 2013

— 17 engineers — — [47]
38 Storylane (Mixtent) USA, Palo Alto, CA
March 2013

— Jonathan Gheller, 5 engineers — — [48]
39 Hot Studio USA, New York, New York, San Francisco, California
March 14, 2013

— — — — [49]
40 Spaceport USA, Burlingame, California
April 23, 2013

— — — — [50]
41 Parse USA, San Francisco, California
April 25, 2013

85,000,000 — — — [51]
42 Monoidics UK, London, England
July 18, 2013

— — — — [52]
43 Jibbigo USA, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
August 12, 2013

— — — — [53]
44 Onavo Israel, Tel Aviv
October 13, 2013

— — — — [54]
45 SportStream USA, San Francisco, California
December 17, 2013

— — — — [55]
46 Little Eye Labs India, Bengaluru, Karnataka
January 8, 2014

15,000,000 — — — [56][57]
47 Branch USA, New York, New York
January 13, 2014

15,000,000 — — — [58]
48 WhatsApp USA, Mountain View, California
February 19, 2014

19,000,000,000 Co-founder and CEO Jan Koum — — [59]
49 Oculus VR USA, Irvine, California
March 25, 2014

2,000,000,000 Co-founders Palmer Luckey and Brendan Iribe, Engineer Chris Dycus, and CTO John D. Carmack — — [60][61]
50 Ascenta UK, Somerset, England
March 27, 2014

20,000,000 — — — [62]
51 ProtoGeo Oy Finland, Helsinki
April 24, 2014

undisclosed — — — [63]
52 PrivateCore USA, Palo Alto, California
August 7, 2014

undisclosed — — — [64]
53 LiveRail USA, San Francisco, California
August 14, 2014

400,000,000 - 500,000,000 — — — [65]
54 WaveGroup Sound USA, Burlingame, California
August 26, 2014

undisclosed — — — [66]
55 Wit.ai USA, Palo Alto, California
January 6, 2015

undisclosed — — — [67]
56 Quickfire Networks USA, San Diego, California
January 8, 2015

undisclosed — — — [68]
57 TheFind, Inc. USA, Mountain View, California
March 14, 2015

undisclosed — — — [69]
58 Surreal Vision UK, London, England
May 26, 2015

undisclosed — — — [70]
59 Endaga US, Oakland, California
October 3, 2015

undisclosed — — — [71]
60 Pebbles Israel, Kfar Saba
July 16, 2015

60,000,000 — — — [72]
61 MSQRD (Masquerade) Belarus, Minsk
March 9, 2016

undisclosed CEO, Eugene Nevgen, Sergey Gonchar, Eugene Zatepyakin (co-founders) — — [73][74]
62 Two Big Ears UK, Scotland May 23, 2016 undisclosed — — — [75]
63 Nascent Objects US, California Sep 19, 2016 undisclosed — — — [76]
64 Infiniled Ireland, Cork October 10, 2016 undisclosed — — —
65 CrowdTangle USA November 11, 2016 undisclosed — — — [77]
66 Faciometrics USA, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania November 16, 2016 undisclosed Fernando De la Torre Carnegie Mellon University — [78]
67 Zurich Eye Switzerland November 2016 undisclosed — — Oculus VR [79]
68 Ozlo USA, Palo Alto, California July 31, 2017 undisclosed — — Facebook Messenger [80]
69 Fayteq AG Germany August 2017 undisclosed — — Facebook Live [81]
70 tbh USA, Oakland, California October 16, 2017 undisclosed CEO Nikita Bier, CTO Erik Hazzard, Kyle Zaragoza, Nicolas Ducdodon — — [82]
71 Confirm USA, Boston, Massachusetts January 23, 2018 undisclosed Bob Geiman, Ralph Rodriguez, Walt Doyle — — [83]
72 Bloomsbury AI UK,London July 2018 30,000,000 — — — [84]
73 Redkix Israel, Tel Aviv July 26, 2018 100,000,000 Oudi Antebi, Roy Antebi — Workplace by Facebook [85]
74 Vidpresso USA, Ogden, Utah August 13, 2018 undisclosed Randall Bennett, Justin Carter, Pauli Ojala, Hassan Salahuddin Y Combinator — [1]
75 Dreambit Israel November, 2018 undisclosed — — — —
76 Chainspace UK, London February 2019 — George Danezis, Shehar Bano, Alberto Sonnino University College London Facebook Blockchain [86]
77 GrokStyle USA, San Francisco, California February 8, 2019 undisclosed Kavita Bala, Sean Bell — — [87]
78 Servicefriend Israel, Tel Aviv September, 2019 undisclosed Ido Arad, Shahar Ben Ami — Calibra [88]
79 CTRL-labs USA, New York City, New York September, 2019 undisclosed, but reportedly between $500 million and $1 billion Thomas Reardon, Patrick Kaifosh — Facebook Reality Labs [89]
80 Packagd USA, San Francisco, California September, 2019 undisclosed — — List of Facebook features § Marketplace [90]
81 Beat Games Czech Republic, Prague November, 2019 undisclosed — — Oculus Studio [91]
82 PlayGiga Spain, Madrid December, 2019 70,000,000 — — — [92][93]
83 Sanzaru Games USA, Foster City, California February, 2020 undisclosed — — Oculus Studio [94]

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