Janus Friis

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Janus Friis

Name: Janus Friis

Born: June 26, 1976, in Copenhagen, Denmark

Computer-related contributions

  • Danish entrepreneur.
  • Co-founder of Skype, KaZaA, Rdio, Joost, Altnet and Vdio.
  • Sold Skype to eBay for $2.6B (2005) which sold Skype to Microsoft Corporation for $8.5 billion (2011).

Honors and awards

  • Named in Time Magazine's list of 100 most influential people (2006).
  • Wharton Infosys Business Transformation Award (2006).
  • Awarded the "IT-prisen", "The IT Prize" (2006).