The WhatsApp story

In 2011, Arora left Google to join a small team building a global product in Silicon Valley. WhatsApp with its 600 million active users took the world by storm and was acquired by Facebook for $19 billion in 2014. In a conversation with Lakshmi Pratury, Neeraj Arora who manages the business side of things at WhatsApp shares the journey.

Recorded at INK2014, Mumbai


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Neeraj Arora

Vice President, WhatsApp Inc.

Neeraj Arora manages “all things business at WhatsApp”. Neeraj is the vice-president of business development for the multi-billion dollar company WhatsApp, now a part of the Facebook family. He studied mechanical engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, and received his Masters in Business Administration from the Indian School of Business in 2006. He made the front page of The Economic Times with his technology success story. Neeraj spent four years handling corporate development for Google Inc. before joining WhatsApp when it was still a fledgling startup in 2011. 

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