Brian Acton, co-founder of WhatsApp, messaging service application, will leave the company to start a new foundation.
According to reports, Acton revealed his exit in a Facebook post on Wednesday. He reportedly spent eight years with WhatsApp, which Facebook bought in 2014 for $19 billion in cash and stock.
A Stanford alumnus, Acton co-founded the messaging service with Ukrainian immigrant Jan Koum in 2009.
The duo worked at Yahoo before starting WhatsApp.
- Bola Kougbe