|Founded||February 21, 2018|
|Type||501(c)(3) nonprofit organization|
|Focus||Open source privacy technology|
Chief executive officer
The Signal Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2018 by Moxie Marlinspike and Brian Acton. Its mission is "to develop open source privacy technology that protects free expression and enables secure global communication."
On February 21, 2018, Moxie Marlinspike and WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton announced the formation of the Signal Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The foundation was started with an initial $50 million in funding from Acton, who had left WhatsApp's parent company Facebook in September 2017. According to the announcement, Acton is the foundation's Executive Chairman and Marlinspike continues as CEO.
- Greenberg, Andy (21 February 2018). "WhatsApp Co-Founder Puts $50M Into Signal To Supercharge Encrypted Messaging". Wired. Condé Nast. Retrieved 21 February 2018.
- Marlinspike, Moxie; Acton, Brian (21 February 2018). "Signal Foundation". Signal.org. Retrieved 21 February 2018.