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Offices

Headquarters
420 Weber St. North, Unit I
Waterloo, N2L 4E7, CAN

People

CEO
Board Director
Board Director
Advisor
Advisor
Member, Board Director
CFO \ COO
Board Chairman

Funding

TOTAL $27.5M
FUNDING TOTAL $27.5M
Series A, 3/2011
RRE Ventures
Spark Capital
Union Square Ventures
$8M
Series B, 4/2013
Foundation Capital
RRE Ventures
Spark Capital
Union Square Ventures
$19.5M

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Kik

Kik was founded in 2009, when a small but incredibly passionate group of University of Waterloo students decided to build a company that would shift the center of computing from the PC to the phone.

Based in Waterloo, Ontario the company now has about 30 employees working on Kik Messenger, the simplest, fastest, most life-like chat experience on a smartphone.

In November 2012 the company introduced Kik Cards, mini-apps built in HTML5 that let users search for and send YouTube videos, find and share images, Reddit pics and GIFs, and create sketches and memes - without leaving Kik and or having to download a separate app.

Kik Cards is also a powerful gaming platform, with Kik’s first game Squared reaching over 1M installs in just over a month.

Kik is backed by major VCs and has raised $29.1M to date. Its VCs are the same firms that first helped Twitter, Foursquare, Zynga and others become household names.

Today Kik has over 50M users and adds 200,000 new users a day.

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Above: samsung GT-S5230
Uploaded: 6/1/12
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Sources

  1. Mobile Messaging Startup Kik Raises $8M; Launches Group Chat And Photo Sharing (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Kik Raises $19.5M Series B, Bets On Its Cards Platform Play To Take On WhatsApp And Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Kik Raises $19.5M Series B, Bets On Its Cards Platform Play To Take On WhatsApp And Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    Kik Hits 100M Users, Adding New Ones At A Rate Of 200K Per Day (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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