Mozilla Corporation

Mozilla Corporation

A technology company offering internet products and solutions through iFireFox, Thunderbird, and Raindrop.

Mozilla Corporation is a technology company offering internet products and solutions through iFireFox, Thunderbird, and Raindrop that is headquartered in San Francisco, California and was founded in 1998 by Blake Ross and Dave Hyatt. Subsidiaries of the Mozilla Corporation are Thimble, Mozilla Foundation, Firefox Send, Firefox Private Network, and Firefox Lockbox.

Products

Firefox

Firefox is an internet browser product made by Mozilla Corporation. Firefox is made to protect user privacy and not provide back doors to advertisers looking to obtain user data. It can block third party tracking cookies, block autoplay, block social trackers, take in-browser screen shots, allows users to have a master password, is available on multiple operating systems (Windows, Mac, Linux), and supports use in over 90 languages.

Acquisitions

Pocket

On February 27, 20217 Mozilla Corporation announced acquiring Pocket, a company offering an application for saving and retrieving documents and videos from websites, for an undisclosed amount of money. The disposition of Pocket after the acquisition was made was that Pocket remains a separate entity from Mozilla Corporation.

Investment funds

Gigabit Community Fund

On January 1, 2012 Mozilla Corporation announced awarding grant money ranging from $10,000 to $30,000 to companies totalling $1.2 million from its Gigabit Community Fund. The grants were made to education organizations requiring the grant money to deliver at least 1 gigabit per second internet speeds to their customers. Companies receiving support from the Gigabit Community Fund were operating in Chattanooga, Tennessee; Kansas City, Missouri; Austin, Texas; Eugene, Oregon; and Lafayette, Louisiana.

Mozilla Secure Open Source (SOS) Fund

On June 9, 2016 Mozilla Corporation announced raising $500,000 for their Mozilla Secure Open Source (SOS) Fund. The Mozilla Secure Open Source (SOS) Fund is made to support open-source cybersecurity, code auditing, and software bug fixing projects. The fund will be used to pay cybersecurity firms to perform code audits of open-source projects and help implement software management and software development.

Investments

Mozilla Corporation has made investments in Wick Editor (grant), Mozilla Foundation (grant), Ushahidi (grant), Riseup.net (grant), Cliqz GmbH (venture funding), EverythingMe (series C), and Amara (venture round).

Timeline

August 13, 2020

Mozilla Corporation Extends Critical Firefox Search Deal with Google.

August 11, 2020

Mozilla is restructuring and planning a "new focus" on making money.

August 4, 2020

Latest Firefox rolls out Enhanced Tracking Protection 2.0; blocking redirect trackers by default.

August 2020

Mozilla has appointed long-term chairwoman Mitchell Baker as CEO, replacing Chris Beard who announced his departure in August 2019.

June 22, 2020

Navrina Singh Joins the Mozilla Foundation Board of Directors.

June 17, 2020

Mozilla launched an all-new VPN.

Mozilla VPN is based on the WireGuard protocol code to be "modern and lean".

May 21, 2020

Mozilla partners with Pico for release of Firefox Reality 10 Virtual Reality browser, which now supports WebXR.

January 15, 2020

Mozilla Releases Firefox Voice Assistant

February 27, 2017

Mozilla pockets Pocket in first acquisition.

1998

Founding of Mozilla Corporation

Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
Mozilla Corporation Angel round, January 2005
300,000
January 1, 2005
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Products

Product
Description
Website
Launch date
Industry
Mozilla Thunderbird

Free software, email client developed by mozilla foundation

Mobile operating system written by mozilla

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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Adam Seligman

Chief operating Officer

Amy Keating

Chief Legal Officer

Dana Bennett

Interim CPO

Dave Camp

SVP, Firefox

Eric Rescorla

CTO, Firefox

Leslie Gray

Chief of Staff, Office of CEO

Lindsey Shepard

Chief Marketing Officer

Matt Koidin

VP and General Manager, Pocket

Mitchell Baker

Chief Executive Officer, Chairwoman of Mozilla Foundation

Roxi Wen

Chief Financial Officer

Selena Deckelmann

VP, Firefox Desktop

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Mozilla Extends Critical Firefox Search Deal With Google

Barry Collins

Web

August 13, 2020

Mozilla is laying off 250 people and planning a 'new focus' on making money

Jacob Kastrenakes

Web

August 11, 2020

The Mozilla Manifesto

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

IRL Podcast: Privacy or Profit - Why Not Both?

September 9, 2019

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

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