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Websitekakao.com
Twitter@kakaotalk
CategorySoftware
Employees500
Founded2010

Offices

People

Founder & Chairman
Board Observer
Investor
co-CEO
co-CEO

Funding

TOTAL $72.9M
FUNDING TOTAL $72.9M
Series A, 8/2011
CyberAgent
Maverick Capital
DCM
Private Equity, 5/2012
Tencent
$62.9M
Venture Round, 3/2014
Berjaya
$10M

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KakaoTalk

Kakao opens the door to a new world of mobile communication. Kakao’s platform and flagship app is KakaoTalk, which offers free in-app texting and voice calls as well as a platform for a whole world of mobile services that make lives richer and more social. KakaoTalk has over 140 million users worldwide, including 93% of smartphone users in South Korea. In 2013, Kakao generated revenue of approximately $200 million USD through digital content, gaming, mobile commerce and its marketing channels for brands and celebrities.

Recent Milestones

Videos

Screenshots

KakaoTalk screenshot
Above: Homepage
Uploaded: 7/3/13
KakaoTalk screenshot
Above: KakaoTalk Screenshot -- #2
Uploaded: 3/25/14

Products

KakaoAccount
KakaoAgit
KakaoAlbum
KakaoGroup
KakaoHome
KakaoLink
KakaoMusic
KakaoPage
KakaoPlace
KakaoStory
KakaoStyle
KakaoTalk

Sources

  1. CyberAgent Invests In Korean KakaoTalk /ITmedia (venturenews-hnishikawa.blogspot.in) [edit]
  2. Kakao and KakaoTalk profile (sgentrepreneurs.com) [edit]
  3. KakaoTalk raises $10M from Malaysian conglomerate Berjaya (launch.co) [edit]
  4. Messaging App KakaoTalk Hits 100 Million Users (allthingsd.com) [edit]
    At one year anniversary, Korea’s Kakao mobile game platform hits 30M users and 400M game downloads (venturebeat.com) [edit]
    Wall Street Journal (online.wsj.com) [edit]
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