WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton leaves
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.