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Brian Acton, Co-Founder of WhatsApp to Leave Company for His Own Foundation

The co-founder of WhatsApp, Brian Acton, set to leave Facebook-owned company, WhatsApp, to start his nonprofit foundation.

Eight years ago, Brian Acton and CEO Jan Koum launched WhatsApp but yesterday, Acton announced his departure in a Facebook post on the 12th of September, 2017.

The post reads:

“I have decided to move on and start a new chapter in my life. A non-profit focused at the intersection of nonprofit, technology and communications. 

“It’s something I’ve thought about for a while, and now it’s time to just focus and execute. 

“I’ll have more to share in the coming months.” 

According to ventureBest’s source, he will leave the company officially in November.

What’s your say about Brian Acton leaving?


  1. Ebenco Real Ebenco Real September 13, 2017

    that is good from you and e welcome development

  2. Paul Damy Paul Damy September 13, 2017

    Okay, it's good to know, he had gat what it takes…ride on man!

  3. Chidowski Chidowski September 13, 2017

    He got good plans for him self…move on bro
    But never adviced u to leave what u started..

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