Brian Acton

Photo of Brian Acton with WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum (link) by Sequoia Capital is licensed CC BY-SA 4.0 (link)

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Brian Acton is an American software engineer best known as the co-founder of internet messaging service WhatsApp.

Along with his wife, Tegan, Acton is a major giver to left-aligned charitable causes through his foundation, Sunlight Giving, and two donor-advised funds (DAFs) maintained with Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund, Acton Family Giving and Solidarity Giving.

Connected Organizations

  1. Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund (Non-profit)
    Account Holder: Acton Family Giving and Solidarity Fund
  2. Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) (Non-profit)
    Major Donor
  3. Sunlight Giving (Non-profit)
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