Who Owns Discord? (2022)

Discord is a social platform for VoIP and instant messaging. Users can communicate via voice calls, video calls, text messages, media files, and private chats as well as through online groups known as “servers.”

An assortment of voice and chat channels that are accessible through invite links make up a server. Linux, Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, iPadOS, and web browsers are all supported by Discord.

More than 350 million people have signed up for the programme as of 2021, and more than 150 million people use it every month.

Who Owns Discord?

Discord is currently majority owned by its co-founders, Jason Citron and Stan Vishevskiy. There are several minority investors in the company.

In the latest funding round of the company, in March 2022, the company raised $10 million. The largest funding round of the company was in September, 2021. The company raised $500 million, led by Drogneer Investment Group.

About Discord

Discord is a social platform for VoIP and instant messaging. Users can communicate via voice calls, video calls, text messages, media files, and private chats as well as through online groups known as “servers.”

An assortment of voice and chat channels that are accessible through invite links make up a server. Linux, Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, iPadOS, and web browsers are all supported by Discord. More than 350 million people have signed up for the programme as of 2021, and more than 150 million people utilise it every month.

Discord communities are divided up into distinct servers, which are collections of channels. On the front end, they are referred to as servers, while in the development documentation, they are referred to as “guilds.”

Free server creation, public visibility management, voice and text channel creation, as well as channel classification categories are all available to users. As was revealed when the official Discord server for the video game Genshin Impact filled to capacity, each particular server can hold up to 800,000.

Channels can be used for file sharing and instant messaging as well as voice chat and streaming. Channel visibility and access can be tailored to restrict access from specific individuals; for instance, labelling a channel “NSFW” (Not Safe For Work) necessitates a confirmation from first-time visitors that they are at least 18 years old and okay with viewing such content.

In Discord, users can call people privately outside of servers, send messages, share files, and live stream their screens. Discord direct messages now have the option to create message groups with up to 10 users. With the capacity to start a call for every member of a direct message group concurrently, this functions similarly to a server’s text channel.

Discord had 3 million members by January 2016, according to Hammer & Chisel, and that number increased by 1 million per month to reach 11 million users by July of that same year. The business claimed to have 25 million users worldwide as of December 2016. Nearly 90 million people have used the programme by the end of 2017, and 1.5 million more people joined every week.

Discord announced that it has 130 million distinct registered users at the time of the service’s third anniversary. The company noted that while the majority of its servers are utilised for gaming-related activities, a tiny number have been set up by users for non-gaming activities including stock trading, fantasy football, and other groups of people with similar interests.

Who founded Discord?

Discord was founded by Jason Citron and Stan Vishevskiy in 2015. The company is currently headquartered in San Francisco, California.