When Facebook goes shopping. 65 Facebook Acquisitions – The Complete List (2017)! [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Good people of TechWyse – produced this infographic last year. Its a few month old but still so much relevant as Facebooks race for word domination keeps getting stronger.

 

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. Eleven years later in 2016, Facebook has nearly 1.7 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 68 companies till date. Facebook’s largest acquisition so far has been WhatsApp Messenger, which they purchased at $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.

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

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

 

 

 

  • 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

The total cost of Facebook’s acquisitions to date is $ 23,124,700, 000. And that’s just from the acquisition costs they disclosed!

 

 

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