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.

Employee Rating

3.9More
TypeSubsidiary
Parent CompanyMicrosoft
HQRedmond, US
Founded2003
Websiteskype.com
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

Summary Metrics

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
USDY, 2013E

Revenue

2.0b
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Skype Operating Metrics

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

Monthly Active Users

300 m

Downloads

750 m1 b

Telephone Market Share

36%40%

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

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.

Microsoft contractors reportedly listen in on Skype call recordings, often from their own homes (MSFT)

Microsoft contractors are listening in on Skype calls and recordings from its voice assistant Cortana, a report by Motherboard revealed on Wednesday.  Privacy policies for both Skype and Cortana say that voice snippets may be analyzed to help improve the services. However, neither gives indicatio…

Microsoft lets humans review Skype calls and Cortana queries

Microsoft allows human review of voice recordings collected during Skype calls and Cortana exchanges by third-party contractors.
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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.