Snapchat will be IPO. Messenger is estimated at $ 15 billion

    The head of Snapchat, Evan Spiegel, confirmed the company's plans to go public IPO, writes Kommersant . Snapchat is one of the five most expensive high-tech startups in the world - it is estimated at $ 15 billion. Every day, 100 million people use the messenger. Snapchat

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    service is a photo messenger with self-destructing messages in the form of text messages, photos and videos that are stored on the server for up to ten seconds. Facebook planned twice to try to buy a startup: the first time for $ 1 billion, and the second for $ 3 billion in November 2013. For Facebook, this deal could become the largest in the history of the company: the former most expensive purchase - Instagram

    - cost $ 1 billion. Snapchat management was confident that the business would cost more.

    In February 2015, the startup was estimated at $ 10 billion, and after the start of negotiations on the next round of financing of $ 500 million and investments from Alibaba in the amount of $ 200 million, the service was estimated at $ 15 billion. At the moment, it is located in fourth place in the ranking of the most expensive high-tech startups in the world.

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