Brian Acton still hasn't fully come to terms with the idea of his new life as a a billionaire and Facebook employee.

Acton, one of the two cofounders of WhatsApp, opened up about his personal feelings on the pending Facebook acquisition in his first speaking engagement ever at StartX, a startup incubator affiliated with Stanford University, on Wednesday night.

Published in Features

 The US$19 billion purchase of WhatsApp mobile messaging service by Facebook, currently trends as the largest purchase by a venture capital backed firm ever. Facebook closed an agreement to buy WhatsApp for a record breaking US$19 billion in a mix of cash and stock, a mega deal that dwarfs Facbook’s earlier purchase of Instagram for a mere US$ 1 billion in 2012. This by far has to be one of the largest deals concluded in a market where tech and mobile startups deal in astronomical prices.

Published in Deals & Funding