Skype is a company developing an instant messaging app. It provides online text message and video chat services. In addition, it allows video conference calls.

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Parent CompanyMicrosoft
HQRedmond, US
Skype was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Redmond, US

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Skype Office Locations

Skype has an office in Redmond
Redmond, US (HQ)
1 Microsoft Way
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Skype Financials and Metrics

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In total, Skype had raised $76.8 m. Skype is a subsidiary of Microsoft

Skype Revenue

Skype's revenue was reported to be $2 b in Y, 2013
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Skype Operating Metrics

Y, 2013Y, 2014Jan, 2016Mar, 2016Apr, 2016Oct, 2017

Monthly Active Users

300 m


750 m1 b

Telephone Market Share


App Downloads (Android)

1 b
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Skype Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
GroupMeAugust 21, 2011
QikJanuary 06, 2011$150 m
SonoritApril 11, 2006
Microsoft Development Center Rus LLC
Skype Software Sar.l.

Skype Online and Social Media Presence

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Skype News and Updates

EU countries fail to agree on privacy rules governing WhatsApp, Skype

EU efforts to create a level playing field between telecoms operators and Facebook's WhatsApp and Microsoft unit Skype stalled on Friday after member countries failed to agree on the scope of proposed rules.

Chaotic protests erupted in Lebanon after its cash-strapped government tried to launch a 20¢ per day tax on using WhatsApp and Skype

Chaotic protests broke out in Beirut, Lebanon on Thursday just hours after the government tried to impose taxes on messaging services such as WhatsApp, Skype, and Viber.  The information minister announced on Thursday that the government planned to charge people in the country 20¢ per day for usin…

The Skype Mafia: Who Are They And Where Are They Now?

Forbes estimated in 2015 that Niklas Zennström, who also cofounded file-sharing service Kazaa, had a net worth of around $900 million.

A VC who worked on Microsoft's $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype says it provided a valuable lesson about why the best startups are 'bought not sold'

Paul Murphy is a partner at VC fund Northzone in London. He worked at Microsoft during its $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype. That experience, alongside helping to realize the fund's exit from Spotify during its IPO last year, helped shape his vision for what makes the best companies. "The best bu…

Microsoft says its workers may be listening to users' personal Skype conversations

Microsoft uses both automated and human methods to review voice conversations on Skype and Cortana. As a result, several of its contract workers are tuning in to people's personal talk.
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Skype Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Skype founded?

    Skype was founded in 2003.

  • What is Skype revenue?

    Latest Skype annual revenue is $2 b.

  • Who are Skype competitors?

    Competitors of Skype include ReadyTalk, GoToMeeting and LifeSize.

  • Where is Skype headquarters?

    Skype headquarters is located at 1 Microsoft Way, Redmond.

  • Where are Skype offices?

    Skype has an office in Redmond.

  • How many offices does Skype have?

    Skype has 1 office.