FACEBOOK’S ACQUI-HIRES

The companies and talent Zuck bought

July 2007

Joe Hewitt, who then wrote Facebook’s first iPhone app

Web-based operating system PARAKEY

~$4m

August 2008

Bret Taylor, Paul Buchheit. Taylor became Facebook’s CTO

Social networking aggregation FRIENDFEED

~$50m

July 2010

Carl Sjogreen, Adrian Graham

Travel recommendations NEXTSTOP

$ Unknown

August 2010

Gokul Rajaram, who became a product director for Facebook advertising

Online publishing platform CHAI LABS

~$10m

August 2010

Justin Shaffer went on to lead Facebook Groups

Social check-in service HOT POTATO

~$10m

October 2010

Sam Lessin became one of Facebook’s top product executives

Online storage DROP.IO

~$20m

March 2011

Jonathan Perlow, Lucy Zhang, Ben Davenport; helped with Facebook Messenger app

Group messaging BELUGA

$ Unknown

March 2011

Ran Makavy, Micha Berdichevsky, Barak Naveh, Lior Tal work on Facebook’s non-smartphone apps

Mobile apps SNAPTU

~$60m

April 2011

Nicholas Felton, Ryan Case. Felton contributed to the design of Timeline profile pages

Infographics DAYTUM

$ Unknown

December 2011

Josh Williams, now product manager for location and events

Mobile location check-in GOWALLA

$ Unknown

April 2012

Kevin Systrom

Mobile photo-sharing INSTAGRAM

~$1b

May 2012

Andrea Vaccari, Alberto Tretti, Gabriel Grise

Mobile social network GLANCEE

$ Unknown

DATA: PARAKEY, HOT POTATO VIA TECHCRUNCH; FRIENDFEED VIA WALL STREET JOURNAL; CHAI LABS, DROP.IO VIA ALL THINGS D; SNAPTU VIA BLOOMBERG NEWS

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