On January 28, 2016, Discord Raises $20 million in venture funding round led by Californian firm Greylock Partners, acting alongside fellow state VCs Benchmark, YouWeb Incubator, and Chinese internet giant Tencent. Discord is a messaging app well appreciated for its speed, security, and stand-alone nature. Discord was the unlikely product of a mobile game that never quite took off, the app has already seen swift adoption among online streamers and gaming community members.
After the short lived success of the Fates Forever, a mobile multiplayer online gaming arena Jason Citron and business partner Eros Resmini began developing Discord. The app offers both voice and text chat for free, via dedicated mobile app, desktop program, or web client.
Discord is a free proprietary VoIP application designed for gaming communities. Discord runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Android, iOS,Linux and in a web browser. As of July 2016, the software had been used by over 11 million users.
You can find more information about Discord announcement on Tech 2.