Microsoft bid to acquire discord is already getting serious, if the talks with discord goes right, we could see this deal close in a month’s time, Microsoft Corp. and Discord Inc. hold a great deal of sway with video game fans. As they now hold talks for a potential $10 billion acquisition, a deal would join two companies in pursuit of audiences far beyond gamers.
Jason Citron and Stan Vishnevskiy, programmers and entrepreneurs, founded San Francisco-based Discord in 2015 as a platform for people to chat while playing video games together. The free service offers voice, video and text as well as gamer-friendly features including the ability for users to broadcast the name of the game they are playing.
The site now claims more than 140 million monthly users and brought in $100 million in revenue last year. Discord doubled its valuation last December to $7 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal. It has raised a total of about $480 million.
according to WSJ, Microsoft Corp. is in advanced talks to acquire messaging platform Discord Inc. for $10 billion or more, according to people familiar with the matter, as the software giant seeks to deepen its consumer offerings, this could result in a deal next month.
Some of the sources last week indicated Discord could still choose to go public independently. Another Bloomberg report suggested Microsoft is interested in acquiring the app as a “place to talk” for many of the communities that use it, not just gamers or for Xbox Live.
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