Snapchat

Snapchat

Snapchat

Overview
Date Founded

2010

Headquarters

63 Market Street, Venice, CA, 90291, USA

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

600

Industries

Computer Software
Other Business & Consulting Services
IT Consulting & Services
Holding Companies
Consumer Services
Internet Software & Services

Company Description

Snap, Inc. engages in the operation of its camera platform. It is also involved in the provision of advertising by helping its partners generate a return on their investment by creating engaging advertising products. Its products include Snapchat, Publisher Tools, and Spectacles. The company was founded by Frank Reginald Brown IV, Evan Thomas Spiegel, and Robert C. Murphy in July 2011 and is headquartered in Venice, CA.

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Executives & Employees

Co-Founder

Co-Founder

Chief Financial Officer & Principal Accounting Officer

Chief Strategy Officer

Vice President-Engineering

Senior Account Executive

Senior Account Executive

Senior Account Executive

Investor

Partner Sales

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Board of Directors

Professional at Snapchat

Co-Founder at Snapchat

Co-Founder at Snapchat

Chief Executive Officer at Procter & Gambel Interamericas, Inc.

Limited Partner at Lead Edge Capital Management LLC

Strategic Advisor at Trident Capital Cybersecurity Management LLC

First Investor in Riot Games at Discord, Inc.

Chief Content Officer at Hearst Magazines Corp.

Chief Executive Officer at McAfee LLC

General Partner at Meritech Capital Partners

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Owners & Shareholders
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Coatue Management manages client accounts in accordance with a long/short investment strategy. The firm invests primarily in US and non-US publicly traded equity securities and equity-related securities, such as equity swaps and options. Coatue Management also invests in US and non-US private companies for certain clients. The firm concentrates largely on certain sectors, including the global technology, media, telecommunications and consumer sectors, and may also focus on companies in the mobile internet, cloud computing, user-generated content and Chinese internet sectors. Coatue Management’s investment approach is based on fundamental research. They invest long and also engage in short selling for certain strategies.

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DST Managers Ltd. provides investment advisory services. The company is headquartered in Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands.

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Rizvi Traverse Management employs a value-oriented, opportunistic investment strategy that combines capital with management expertise. They focus on telecommunications, electronics, media, manufacturing and finance. Rizvi invests in companies in need of growth capital or acquisition financing, turnaround and restructuring opportunities, recapitalizations, bankruptcies, reorganizations, privatizations, divestitures, PIPES, MBOs and MBIs.

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Recent Transactions
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Snapchat purchases Zenly SAS from Benchmark Capital Management Co. LLC, IDInvest Partners SA, Kima Ventures SAS

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Snapchat purchases Placed, Inc. from Madrona Venture Group LLC, Two Sigma Ventures LLC

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Snapchat purchases CTRL Me Robotics LLC

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Transaction Advisors
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Partner at Cooley LLP

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Partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

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Clients

Adobe Systems, Inc. engages in the provision of digital marketing and digital media solutions. It operates through the following segments: Digital Media, Digital Marketing, and Print and Publishing. The Digital Media segment offers creative cloud services, which allow members to download and install the latest versions of products, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe InDesign, as well as utilize other tools, such as Adobe Acrobat. The Digital Marketing segment offers solutions, including analytics, social marketing, targeting, media optimization, digital experience management, and cross-channel campaign management, as well as premium video delivery and monetization. The Print and Publishing segment offers legacy products and services for eLearning solutions, technical document publishing, web application development, and high-end printing. The company was founded by Charles M. Geschke and John E. Warnock in December 1982 and is headquartered in San Jose, CA.

Time Warner Inc., a global leader in media and entertainment with businesses in television networks, film and TV entertainment and publishing, uses its industry-leading operating scale and brands to create, package and deliver high-quality content worldwide through multiple distribution outlets.

Daily Mail & General Trust Plc engages in the management of multinational portfolio of entrepreneurial companies. It produces information for the insurance, property, energy education, and finance sectors. It also provides news and entertainment services. It operates through the following segments: RMS, dmg information, dmg events, Euromoney, and dmg media. The RMS segment provides risk models, software application, and analytical data services used by the global risk and insurance industry to quantify and manage catastrophic risk. The dmg Information segment offers business-to-business (B2B) information and analysis for the property, education, and energy sectors. The dmg Events segment consists of international B2B exhibitions and conferences organizer, focusing on the energy, construction, interiors, and hotel and hospitality sectors. The Euromoney segment focuses on global asset management, capital markets, and commodities sectors. The dmg Media segment acts as an international publisher with a print and digital portfolio. The company was founded by Alfred Charles William Harmsworth and Harold Harmsworth in 1896 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.

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Key Stats and Financials As of 2017
Market Capitalization
$25B
Total Enterprise Value
Earnings Per Share
$-2.95
Revenue
$825M
Net Profit
$-3.45B
EBITDA
$-3.42B
EBITDAMargin
-415.09%
Total Equity
$2.99B
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Investors
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Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) makes later-stage venture capital investments in rapidly growing technology and media companies. They focus on companies in the communications/wireless, enterprise information technology and Internet/digital media industries. IVP invests in US companies that have more than $10 million in revenues. The firm looks for companies with large, verifiable markets and stable, scalable, innovative technologies. Companies should have fully developed products, a growing customer base and an exceptional management team. IVP also looks for companies with accelerating revenues, proven business models, achievable profitability targets and defensible market positions. IVP specializes in venture growth investments, industry consolidations, recapitalizations, buyouts and select public market transactions.

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Sequoia Capital focuses on investments in the energy, financial services, healthcare, Internet, mobile and technology sectors. Within the energy sector, the firm seeks to partner with start-ups focused on the alternative energy, conventional energy, energy efficiency, energy storage and energy services markets. Sequoia Capital teams with financial services start-ups that specialize in banking, brokerage, payment and enabling technologies. The firm works with healthcare start-ups that enable diagnostic services, healthcare IT, patient services, pharmaceuticals, product development services and enabling technologies. Within the Internet sector, Sequoia partners with start-ups that develop advertising, communications, ecommerce, gaming, media, search, social networking and enabling technologies. The firm interests within the mobile industry include start-ups that program applications, communications, devices, gaming, monetization and enabling technologies. Sequoia Capital seeks to invest in technology start-ups that engineer carrier infrastructure, data, enterprise infrastructure, open source, SaaS, security, semiconductors, services and storage.

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General Atlantic makes growth equity investments in companies with portfolio partnerships averaging over five years. The firm focuses on business services, financial services, healthcare, internet & technology and retail & consumer sectors. The firm partners with entrepreneurs who share a common vision for growing their businesses and building value over time. General Atlantic applies the following criteria in identifying attractive investment opportunities: strong market position and favorable industry structure, experienced, scalable management team with aligned incentives, sustainable competitive advantage with intellectual property and high barriers to entry and identifiable levers for value-creation.

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Suppliers
Oracle Corp. Internet Software & Services | Redwood City, CA

Oracle Corp. engages in the provision of products and services in the field of information technology. It operates through the following segments: Cloud and On-Premise Software, Hardware, and Services. The Cloud and On-Premise Software segment markets, sells, and delivers applications, platform, and infrastructure technologies. The Hardware segment comprises of hardware products and hardware-related software products including Oracle Engineered Systems, servers, storage, industry-specific hardware, virtualization software, operating systems, management software, and related hardware services including hardware support. The Services segment comprises of consulting services, advanced support services, and education services. The company was founded on June 16, 1977 by Lawrence Joseph Ellison, Robert Nimrod Miner and Edward A. Oates and is headquartered in Redwood City, CA.

Amazon.com, Inc. Internet Software & Services | Wilmington, DE

Amazon.com, Inc. engages in the provision of online retail shopping services. It operates through the following segments: North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). The North America segment includes retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through North America-focused websites such as www.amazon.com and www.amazon.ca. The International segment offers retail sales of consumer products and subscriptions through internationally-focused websites. The Amazon Web Services segment involves in the global sales of compute, storage, database, and AWS service offerings for start-ups, enterprises, government agencies, and academic institutions. The company was founded by Jeffrey P. Bezos in July 1994 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

WPP Plc Entertainment | Saint Helier, JE

WPP Plc engages in the provision of communications services. It operates through the following business segments: Advertising and Media Investment Management; Data Investment Management; Public Relations and Public Affairs; and Branding and Identity, Healthcare, and Specialist Communications. The Advertising and Media Investment Management segment provides advertising; above and below-the-line media planning and buying; and specialist sponsorship and branded entertainment services. The Data Investment Management segment includes TNS, Millward Brown, The Futures Company, and other specialists in brand, consumer, media, and marketplace insight. The Public Relations and Public Affairs segment comprises of corporate, consumer, financial, and brand-building services from public relations and lobbying firms such as Burson-Marsteller, Cohn & Wolfe, H+K Strategies, Ogilvy Public Relations, and Finsbury. The Branding and Identity, Healthcare, and Specialist Communications segment covers WPP Digital; and direct, digital, promotional, and relationship marketing. The company was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in London, United Kingdom.

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Competitors
Facebook, Inc. Internet Software & Services - MENLO PARK , CA

Facebook, Inc. engages in the development of social media applications for people to connect through mobile devices, personal computers, and other surfaces. It enables users to share opinions, ideas, photos, videos, and other activities online. Its products include Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, WhatsApp, and Oculus. The company was founded by Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris R. Hughes, Andrew McCollum and Eduardo P. Saverin on February 4, 2004 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, CA.

Alphabet, Inc. Computer Software - Mountain View, California

Alphabet, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the business of acquisition and operation of different companies. It operates through the Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes its main Internet products such as Search, Ads, Commerce, Maps, YouTube, Apps, Cloud, Android, Chrome, Google Play as well as hardware products, such as Chromecast, Chromebooks and Nexus. The Other Bets segment includes businesses such as Access or Google Fiber, Calico, Nest, Verily, GV, Google Capital, X, and other initiatives. The company was founded by Lawrence E. Page and Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin on October 2, 2015 and is headquartered in Mountain View, CA.

Twitter, Inc. Internet Software & Services - Dover, DE

Twitter, Inc. is a global platform for public self-expression and conversation in real time. It provides a network that connects users to people, information, ideas, opinions, and news. The company's services include live commentary, live connections and live conversations. Its application provides social networking services and micro-blogging services through mobile devices and the Internet. The company can also be used as a marketing tool for businesses. Twitter was founded by Jack Dorsey, Christopher Isaac Stone, Noah E. Glass, Jeremy LaTrasse, and Evan Williams on March 21, 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.