Skype Technologies SA

Skype Technologies SA

Skype Technologies SA

Overview
Date Founded

2003

Headquarters

23-29 Rives de Clausen Esch-sur-alzette, Luxembourg, L-2165, Luxembourg

Type of Company

Private

Employees (Worldwide)

1,001 - 5,000

Industries

Wireless Telecommunications
Other Business & Consulting Services
Cable, Satellite, and Radio Telecommunications
Internet Software & Services
Computer Software

Company Description

Skype Technologies SA provides communications services via the Internet. The company’s Skype software serves individuals and businesses to make free video & voice calls, send instant messages, and share files with others. It also enables them to make calls to landlines and mobiles internationally. The company also provides headsets, webcams, and phones through its online shop. The company was founded by Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis in August 2003 and is headquartered in Luxembourg.

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February 20, 2018
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Executives & Employees

Co-Founder

Co-Founder

Chief Development Officer

Chief Legal & Regulatory Officer

Investor

Investor

General Manager-Platform

Vice President & General Manager-Consumer

Investor

UX Design Lead

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Board of Directors

Investor at Equal Media Ltd.

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Intel Corp.

Senior Managing Director & Head of International at Canada Pension Plan Investment Board

Professor at University of Luxembourg

Chairman, Chief Executive & Financial Officer at eBay International AG

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Recent Transactions
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Microsoft Corporation purchases Skype Technologies SA from Joltid Ltd., Andreessen Horowitz LLC, Silver Lake Management Co. LLC

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Skype Technologies SA, Skype SARL purchase 3jam, Inc. from NEA Management Co. LLC, Norwest Venture Partners

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Skype Technologies SA purchases Qik, Inc.

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Advised oneBay, Inc. purchases Skype Technologies SA

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Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary at TriNet Group, Inc.

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Partner at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

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ePlanet Capital invests in early-stage, high growth technology companies located in North America, Europe and Asia. The firm targets companies in sectors such as internet search, telecoms, healthcare, mobile internet, gaming, messaging and software. The firm serves as the lead , or co-lead investor.

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Co-Founder at Skype Technologies SA

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