Thursday, February 20, 2014

WhatsApp Founders Play Ultimate

Facebook just bought the mobile messaging service WhatsApp for $19 billion. NINETEEN BILLION DOLLARS! The WhatsApp founders  - Jan Koum (37) and Brian Acton (42) - played and play Ultimate together. See below for the many references to Ultimate:

Via FT
Via Wired
Via Forbes
Via NY Mag

2 comments:

Peter McCarthy said...

This ultimate related business news has my brain swirling a bit...

The Pro leagues, or USA ultimate, must be drooling with sponsorship ideas.

Peter Mc
Midwest Disc Sports Collection
SHSMO-Columbia

Sludge said...

Peter,
Hmmm, I wonder if Mr. Koum and Mr. Acton are dues-paying USAU members.

Certainly, plenty of options/causes for billionaires who play/love Ultimate to support. (not to mention, historical societys & fledgling blogs...)