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Where he once collected food stamps, Jan returned to sign a $19B deal

Jan Koum toiled at Yahoo for nearly ten years. His attempt to get a job at Facebook was turned down. Jan developed WhatsApp. The number of users quickly surged to hundreds of millions. This time Facebook bought his firm for $19 billion – the most expensive acquisition ever for a venture-backed startup. Jan signed the deal papers at the site of the social-services office where he once stood in line to collect food stamps. This only happens in the US!


  1. AnonymousMay 22, 2015

    Wow, that's a great inspirational story, thanks for sharing Pradeep. That is where he has brought in Business Thinking - if we can go beyond the conventional thought process and add a bit of passion, we can definitely come out with radical (yet) inventive solutions....Regards, Mukund.


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