Messaging is Eating the World (by Edith Yeung)
Messaging is Eating the World Edith Yeung @edithyeung Edith Yeung is a Partner at 500 Startups’ Mobile Collective, focusing on investing in mobile apps and consumer internet…
Edith Yeung @edithyeung
Edith Yeung is a Partner at 500 Startups’ Mobile
Collective, focusing on investing in mobile apps and
consumer internet startups.
Before 500, Edith was the VP of marketing & business
development for Dolphin Browser. Dolphin Browser is a
Sequoia-backed mobile browser with over 150 million
installs worldwide. She also founded RightVentures -
seed stage investment firm focusing on mobile and
consumer internet companies. Prior, she led many
operation roles at Oracle, Siebel, AT&T, Symantec,
Telstra, Cisco, Autodesk, etc.
WhatsApp is #1 Messaging App in the World with over
800 million monthly active users
Facebook & Tencent
own more than 2.7
billion monthly active
49% of smartphone owners ages 18 to 29 in the US use
4. Money Transfer
6. Image recognition
Voice call functionality is now available on WhatsApp,
Facebook Messenger, WeChat, Kakao Talk & Line.
Snapchat has 200 million users who
share 8,796 photos per second.
users made over 1
million video calls
during the first two
days after launch.
British pound, Hong
Kong dollar, U.S. dollar,
Australian dollar, Euro,
New Zealand dollar
and Korean won.
Magic in the
location, book &
music cover and
Payment is the
Asian Messaging apps generated over $3.8 billion
combined revenue in 2015
4. Customer Service
6. Non-profits donations
7. Real Estate
Seven WeChat Business Cases
Buy train, movie tickets, electricity, water,
gas and phone bills via WeChat payment.
Set up their own shops using Weidian
(Shopify for WeChat)
Engage customers in conversation before,
during and after a sale.
WeChat is not enough. WeBank.
WeChat for Non-profits
WeChat for Real Estate
Just a few
Messaging will be the
biggest threat to
Messaging Voice Feature –
One of the Biggest Threats
for Telecom Operators.
Messaging Apps will process
more shopping transactions than
all other shopping apps
Messaging by the number
1. WhatsApp is #1 Messaging App in the World with over 800 million
monthly active users.
2. Facebook & Tencent own more than 2.7 billion monthly active messaging
3. Snapchat has 200 million users who share 8,796 photos per second.
4. Facebook Messenger users made over 1 million video calls during the
first two days after launch.
5. Asian Messaging apps generated over $3.8 billion combined revenue in
6. With over 3 billion combined monthly active users, businesses are
reaching their audience via messaging apps.
7. Top messaging apps are Facebook messenger, Whatsapp, Wechat, Line,
QQ, Line, Kakao talk, Viber, iMessage, etc.
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