Whisper is a proprietary iOS and Android mobile app available without charge that it allows users to send messages anonymously, and to receive replies. Users post messages, known as "whispers," which are displayed as text superimposed over an image automatically retrieved from Whisper's own search engine or uploaded by the user.

Company Growth (employees)
Santa Monica, US
Size (employees)
81 (est)-5%
Whisper was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, US

Key People/Management at Whisper

Brad Brooks

Brad Brooks

Michael Heyward

Michael Heyward


Whisper Office Locations

Whisper has an office in Santa Monica
Santa Monica, US (HQ)
3420 Ocean Park Boulevard

Whisper Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$60 m

Latest funding size

$36 m

Time since last funding

over 3 years


Whisper's latest funding round in May 2014 was reported to be $36 m. In total, Whisper has raised $60 m

Whisper Operating Metrics

Whisper's Monthly Active Users was reported to be 20 m in Jul, 2017
Y, 2016Jul, 2017


250 m

Monthly Active Users

20 m
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Whisper's Web-traffic and Trends

Whisper Online and Social Media Presence

Whisper News and Updates

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Every board member of anonymous app Whisper has reportedly stepped down

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How Whisper Survives As Other Anonymous Social Apps Like Yik Yak Fail

Third-party content deals, advertising, and innovative AI-automated video creation help Whisper outlast the competition. The last few years have been tough for anonymous social networks. Yik Yak, the popular collegiate bulletin board once valued at $400 million, recently sold its engineering team to…

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Whisper Company Life and Culture

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