Skype is an instant messaging app that provides online text message and video chat services. Users may transmit both text and video messages and may exchange digital documents such as images, text, and video. In addition, it allows video conference calls. 
Parent CompanyMicrosoft
HQLuxembourg, LU
Skype was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Luxembourg, LU
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Skype Office Locations

Skype has an office in Luxembourg
Luxembourg, LU (HQ)
Rives de Clausen
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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
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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.
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Skype Online and Social Media Presence

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Skype News and Updates

Microsoft rolls out new Skype for Web with HD video calling, redesigned notifications, and more

The new Skype for Web has in tow HD video calling, call recording, a redesigned notifications panel, and more. It's available now.

Crypto Trader Cumberland Upgrades from Skype to Wall Street Interface

Crypto market maker Cumberland is upgrading from trading by Skype to modern-day Wall Street-style screen-based interactions.
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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 WhatsApp, Zoom and StarLeaf .

  • Where is Skype headquarters?

    Skype headquarters is located at Rives de Clausen, Luxembourg.

  • Where are Skype offices?

    Skype has an office in Luxembourg.

  • How many offices does Skype have?

    Skype has 1 office.