WhatsApp: 5 things Co-Founder Brian Acton said about the Facebook deal


Wednesday night, WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton spoke at the StartX OpenX closing party in Palo Alto, giving some interesting information about his company’s acquisition by Facebook. It was Acton’s first public speaking appearance for WhatsApp, as the company has generally avoided media attention.

StartX, headquartered in Facebook’s former city, is a Stanford University-spun startup incubator. Acton was speaking to a group of a couple hundred Stanford students and grads, as well as other startup founders from around the Bay Area.

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