Skype is a technology company developing an app for instant messaging, real-time video and voice communications. It provides software and a mobile application that allow users to make calls and chat over the Internet.

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

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

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$26.8 m


In total, Skype had raised $26.8 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

Skype Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

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

Skype Cybersecurity Score

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Skype Online and Social Media Presence

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Skype News and Updates

Skype alumni head to court in a battle over Starship Technologies and Wire

A new lawsuit threatens a decades-long collaboration that brought Skype, robot delivery startup Starship Technologies and encrypted enterprise messaging service Wire into the world. TechCrunch has learned that Mark Dyne, one of Skype’s founding investors, is suing billionaire Skype co-founder Janus …

UK Legal Services Consumer Survey/Research Report 2021: Zoom, Skype and Other Video Consultations Have Become Accepted as a Way of Talking to a Legal Advisor

DUBLIN, June 4, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The "UK Legal Services Consumer Research Report 2021" report has been added to's offering. At first glance, the UK Legal Services Consumer Research Report 2021 re-enforces results from previous years, i.e. the same practice areas..., the $15 billion Stripe competitor, is bringing in a former Skype and JPMorgan employee to lead cloud security

Summary List PlacementPayment company is beefing up its C-suite with a former Skype and JPMorgan security lead, as the $15 billion company looks to US expansion and an eventual listing. Adrian Asher joins the $15 billion valued payments company as chief information security officer, h…

Skype co-founder’s VC firm invests in Vietnam’s Loship

The latest investment comes four months after Loship's undisclosed bridge round led by Vulpes Investment Management.

This pitch deck won software startup Katana $11 million in funding backed by Skype billionaire Niklas Zennström's VC firm

Summary List PlacementKatana, the Estonian software-as-a-service startup promising to be manufacturers' logistical secret weapon, has raised $11 million in a Series A funding round backed by Atomic.  Based in Tallinn, Katana offers manufacturers an all-in-one software solution, with current client…
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Skype Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Skype founded?

    Skype was founded in 2003.

  • How many employees does Skype have?

    Skype has 1,050 employees.

  • What is Skype revenue?

    Latest Skype annual revenue is $2 b.

  • What is Skype revenue per employee?

    Latest Skype revenue per employee is $1.9 m.

  • Who are Skype competitors?

    Competitors of Skype include Viber, ReadyTalk and GoToMeeting.

  • 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.