Houseparty (formerly Life on Air) is a company developing a face-to-face social network. It offers group video chats on iOS devices. The company aims to connect people when they are physically apart, enabling them to interact with live video in real-time.
Parent CompanyEpic Games
HQSan Francisco, CA, US
Cybersecurity ratingBMore
Houseparty was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, US

Viewing summary data as a guest

Sign up for free to see all data

Key People/Management at Houseparty

Sima Sistani

Sima Sistani

Ben Rubin

Ben Rubin

Board Member
Show more

Houseparty Office Locations

Houseparty has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
566 Brannan St, San Francisco
Show all (1)

Houseparty Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$70.2 m


In total, Houseparty had raised $70.2 m. Houseparty is a subsidiary of Epic Games

Houseparty Operating Metrics

Nov, 2016Sep, 2017


20 m

Average Session Time, minutes

51 m

Monthly Active Users

2 m
Show all operating metrics

Houseparty Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset



SecurityScorecard logo

Houseparty Online and Social Media Presence

Embed Graph

Houseparty News and Updates

Epic Games to shut down Houseparty in October, including the video chat ‘Fortnite Mode’ feature

Houseparty, the social video chat app acquired by Fortnite maker Epic Games for a reported $35 million back in 2019, is shutting down. The company says Houseparty will be discontinued in October when the app will stop functioning for its existing users; it will be pulled from the app stores today, h…

Epic Games launches Fortnite’s Spy Within social game with Houseparty video chat

Epic Games is launching a new social game called Fortnite's Spy Within, which is the company's version of betrayal titles like Among Us.

Houseparty adds ‘Fortnite Mode,’ bringing video chat to the popular game

Epic acquired Houseparty way back in June of last year, following an absolutely massive $1.25 billion raise. It was clear why the Fortnite publisher would be interested in the social video app. After all, Fortnite is one of the most social games around. Now, after several months of global quarantini…

Epic Games launches Houseparty video chat in Fortnite

Fortnite players will be able engage in video chat while playing thanks to the game's integration with Epic's Houseparty video chat app.

How to change your profile picture on Houseparty and personalize your account

You can easily change your profile picture on Houseparty by accessing the settings menu.  You will have the option to choose a photo from your library or remove the original picture entirely. Along with selecting a recognizable username, you may wish to change your picture in order to better perso…

You can't directly delete messages on Houseparty, but there are alternate options in chats — here's what you need to know

While you can't directly delete messages on Houseparty, there are other ways to achieve a similar outcome in a chat.  Houseparty has options for you to "ghost," take a person "out of the house," unfriend, or block the person as alternative methods to deleting a message.  Visit Business Insider's …
Show more

Houseparty Blogs

Houseparty Is Joining Epic Games!

Epic is in the HouseToday is a big day for us at Houseparty because we’re joining the Epic Games family!Houseparty is the synchronous social platform that lets you connect face-to-face with the people you care about most. By teaming up with Epic, creator of Fortnite and Unreal Engine, we’ll be able …

Three audio engineering rules that also apply to HR

Eric Krash, Head of People at HousepartyTwitter | LinkedInTune your compressorGuitarist, realizing the overdrive’s way louder than the clean channel: “Let’s just compress it later.”Compression is one of a producer’s most important tools, reducing dynamic range so that nothing’s too loud or too quiet…

Heads Up! on Houseparty

The party gets more fun with The Ellen DeGeneres ShowHeads Up! is everyone’s favorite IRL party game — top 5 in app charts for the past 5 years! It’s fun, social, and can only be played together. To extend the fun of the Heads Up!, The Ellen Degeneres Show naturally partnered with Houseparty to brin…

Houseparty Evolved

Be you, be there, be togetherHouseparty here! Didn’t recognize us?! That’s because we’ve got a fresh look. We think it fits us just right.Since launch, we’ve advocated for face-to-face communication because it’s the closest thing to hanging out in person. In-the-moment expressions and dialogue are w…

You’ve got Facemail!

Ever want to capture a moment and share it with friends? Now you can!We’re thrilled to introduce Facemail. The first and only way to share highlights from group video chats! Think of it as video “voicemail” that you can share with everyone who couldn’t be there.…

# Introducing TargetGroupController — A way to more efficiently run your kubernetes services

Introducing TargetGroupController — A way to more efficiently run your Kubernetes servicesTed Hahn, DevOps at HousepartyTwitterHere at Houseparty, we use AWS ALBs for Load Balancing, SSL Fronting, and more. We find them to be an effective and reliable tool to manage our traffic and do service routin…
Show more

Houseparty Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Houseparty founded?

    Houseparty was founded in 2012.

  • Who are Houseparty key executives?

    Houseparty's key executives are Sima Sistani and Ben Rubin.

  • How many employees does Houseparty have?

    Houseparty has 27 employees.

  • Who are Houseparty competitors?

    Competitors of Houseparty include Yubo, Kutumb and Starsona.

  • Where is Houseparty headquarters?

    Houseparty headquarters is located at 566 Brannan St, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are Houseparty offices?

    Houseparty has an office in San Francisco.

  • How many offices does Houseparty have?

    Houseparty has 1 office.