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WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton leaves

Wednesday - September 13, 2017 12:04 pm , Category : BUSINESS

New Delhi Sep 13 (IANS) Brian Acton the co-founder of WhatsApp which was later acquired by Facebook on Wednesday announced that he was leaving the company to start a non-profit venture of his own.



"After 8 years at WhatsApp I have decided to move on and start a new chapter in my life " Acton wrote on Facebook.

"I have decided to start a non-profit focused at the intersection of nonprofit technology and communications " he added.

Acton had co-founded WhatsApp with Jan Koum in 2009 and agreed to sell it to Facebook in 2014 for approximately $19 billion USD in cash and stock.

"I am very fortunate at my age to have the flexibility to take new risks and focus on what I m passionate about " he said.

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