On this date five years ago, a special social networking site was born. On May 13th, 2015, current CEO Jason Citron launched Discord.
Before Discord, Jason launched OpenFeint which was a social platform meant for mobile games. OpenFeint was eventually sold off to the Japanese social network GREE for a whopping 104 million dollars in USD.
Jason went on to use this money to launch his own development company Hammer & Chisel which has now became Discord Inc.
When Discord was launched, the company had one goal in mind to bring people together around gaming.
A way to communicate with others rather it be friends, family, or even a stranger while gaming or even simply getting together for a nice chat about specific topics or life in general.
They simply wanted to bring people together & unite as humans all over the globe.
Now five years later, Discord has attracted over 250 million users with over 56 million monthly active users.
They are also up to 200 million dollars USD in funding & an estimated $2.05 billion dollar net worth.
To celebrate their birthday & to give back to their loyal fanbase, Discord has created a birthday server to hold giveaways of hundreds of hoodies, stickers, sweatshirts, and buttons for the next 24 hours.
Discord is available on iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and many other platforms!