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Closed Date4/2014
Closed URLtechcrunch.com/20...
Acquired bySkype
Price$150M
Date1/2011

General Information

Offices

Headquarters
811 Hamilton St
Redwood City, CA, 94063
USA

People

Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer
Investor
investor
Chief Architect

Funding

TOTAL $14.8M
FUNDING TOTAL $14.8M
Series B, 4/2008
Marc Benioff
Arjun Gupta
George Garrick
$3M
Venture Round, 8/2008
Marc Andreessen
Ben Horowitz
Series C, 7/2009
Quest Venture Partners
CampVentures
$5.5M
Venture Round, 1/2011
Quest Venture Partners
Almaz Capital
$6.3M
DEBT TOTAL $1.8M
Debt, 10/2008
$1.8M

Competitors

Tags

Qik Closed down on April, 2014

Qik

Qik was founded in 2006 to enable mobile phone users to share live video with their friends, family and communities on the web and on their phones. The first version of the Qik service was launched as a private alpha in January 2008 and then as public beta in August 2008. Since then the company has expanded its service to support millions of users in over 160 countries and on all the major smart phones (over 140 models) including iPhone, Android, Symbian, Blackberry and Windows Mobile.

Qik brings powerful video capabilities to the mobile phone including the ability to capture and share experiences right as they happen. Qik enables live two-way mobile-to-mobile video chatting, as well as the ability to send and receive video mail messages. Qik also allows users to capture special moments wherever they might happen and instantly share them with others via email, SMS or post them to Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, blogs and any website.

Qik was founded by Ramu Sunkara, Bhaskar Roy and Nikolay Abkairov and has attracted investments from strategic individuals like Marc Andreessen, Ben Horowitz, Marc Benioff and Quest Venture Partners and Camp Ventures.

The company’s headquarters is located in Redwood City, California and has an office in Zelenograd, Moscow, Russia.

Recent Milestones

  • Check
    Closed. (4/1/14)
    Posted
  • Handshake
    Qik was acquired by Skype for $150M. (1/6/11)
    Posted 1/6/11 at 2:04pm via businessinsider.com
  • Dollar
    Qik received $6.3M in Venture Round funding. (1/6/11)
    Posted 1/11/11 at 1:41am via techcrunch.com
  • Check
    Qik — Qik Video Camera Pro Update (5/14/10)
    Posted 5/26/10 at 3:35pm via qik.com
  • Check
    Qik — Qik Video Camera Pro launched in App Store (4/8/10)
    Posted 5/26/10 at 3:32pm via qik.com
  • Check
    Qik — Qik for Android Updated (4/1/10)
    Posted 5/26/10 at 3:31pm via qik.com
  • Check
    Qik — Qik is a launch partner for Sprint 4G (3/24/10)
    Posted 5/26/10 at 3:30pm via qik.com
  • Check
    Qik — Qik Premium launched in Ovi Store (3/2/10)
    Posted 5/26/10 at 3:28pm via qik.com
  • Check
    Qik — Vodafone UK rolls out Qik to its customers (2/23/10)
    Posted 5/26/10 at 3:22pm via qik.com
  • Check
    Qik — Qik for Android Updated (2/16/10)
    Posted 5/26/10 at 3:21pm via qik.com
  • Check
    Qik — Partnership with WeFi (2/11/10)
    Posted 5/26/10 at 3:20pm via qik.com
  • Check
    Qik — Qik VideoCamera updated (2/6/10)
    Posted 5/26/10 at 3:19pm via qik.com
  • Check
    Qik — Website redesigned (2/1/10)
    Posted 5/26/10 at 3:16pm via qik.com
  • Check
    Qik — Qik VideoCamera Updated (1/16/10)
    Posted 5/26/10 at 3:15pm via qik.com
  • Check
    Qik — Nokia N900 support added (1/14/10)
    Posted 5/26/10 at 3:14pm via qik.com
  • Check
    Qik — Qik VideoCamera for iPhone 2G and 3G launched (12/30/09)
    Posted 5/26/10 at 3:12pm via qik.com

Videos

Above:

This video was originally posted on Beet.TV

Added: 5/20/11

Screenshots

Qik screenshot
Above: Qik on Motorola Droid
Uploaded: 6/30/10
Qik screenshot
Above: Qik Video Chat on HTC EVO 4G
Uploaded: 6/29/10

Products

Qik

Websiteqik.com
Blogqik.com/blog
StageLive
Launch DateJanuary, 2008
Tags video
Qik screenshot
Qik Qik Qik
Qik

Traffic Analytics

Quantcast

Livegraph

Compete

Qik

Sources

  1. CONFIRMED: Skype To Acquire Qik For $150 Million (businessinsider.com) [edit]
  2. Qik Raises $3M for Live Mobile Streaming (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  4. SEC (sec.gov) [edit]
  5. Qik Nabs $5.5 Million In Funding For Mobile Video Streaming (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  6. Live Video Sharing Company Qik Quietly Raises $6.3 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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    Qik and Boingo Wireless to announce partnership (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    Qik live on BlackBerry (qik.com) [edit]
    Watch Qik videos and more from iPhone (qik.com) [edit]
    Sign up for Qik directly from your phone (qik.com) [edit]
    Qik on mass market J2ME phones (qik.com) [edit]
    First Qik clients for Palm and 20+ other WinMo phones (qik.com) [edit]
    Qik a featured app on Nokia's new on-device marketplace (qik.com) [edit]
    Qik integrates with Nokia Ovi Share (qik.com) [edit]
    Share your location while you Qik (qik.com) [edit]
    Go mobile, not broke with Qik Roam (qik.com) [edit]
    Upload videos directly from device to Facebook (qik.com) [edit]
    Qik partnership with Nokia progresses to pre-load (qik.com) [edit]
    Qik partners with Brightcove for mobile video publishing (qik.com) [edit]
    Qik for Android now on Android Marketplace (qik.com) [edit]
    Qik announces new financing (qik.com) [edit]
    Qik launches mobile-to-mobile video streaming (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    Alpha of Windows Mobile Touch client updated (v4.09) (qik.com) [edit]
    enhanced sharing, better location support, improved quality! (qik.com) [edit]
    Get real-time data with Qik Push APIs (qik.com) [edit]
    Alpha for Samsung Omnia i900, i910 updated! (qik.com) [edit]
    Alpha support for Samsung Omnia i900 and i910 (qik.com) [edit]
    Qik for Android update – on-device video editing, Speed Sharing, and more! (qik.com) [edit]
    Qik for iPhone 3GS – now live and free from the App Store! (qik.com) [edit]
    Sign in using Twitter Connect, view Facebook activity on qik.com, and more (qik.com) [edit]
    Qik for iPhone 3GS in App Store updated – now supports upload over cell networks (qik.com) [edit]
    Qik for Windows Mobile touch phones – new UI, improved sharing, better performance (qik.com) [edit]
    Qik – now a featured application on Ning! (qik.com) [edit]
    Share your Qiks on Windows Live (qik.com) [edit]
    Sharing gets more personal with the latest Qik update for Nokia S60 and Samsung Omnia HD phones (qik.com) [edit]
    Go Live to Brightcove from your mobile phone! (qik.com) [edit]
    Droid does Qik! (qik.com) [edit]
    VMIX and Qik Partner to bring Mobile Live Streaming to Enterprise Customers (qik.com) [edit]
    Qik preloaded on Samsung Omnia II (qik.com) [edit]
    Qik for Android updated: Capture in high res on Droid, better battery life and more… (qik.com) [edit]
    Bring your friends and family closer with Qik-in-Touch! (qik.com) [edit]
    Qik now available for download from the iPhone App Store (qik.com) [edit]
    Turn your iPhone 2G and 3G into a video camera with Qik VideoCamera (qik.com) [edit]
    Qik – the exclusive mobile video app on the N900! (qik.com) [edit]
    Qik VideoCamera Updated: Awesome effects, 15fps, zoom, landscape mode and much more! (qik.com) [edit]
    We redesigned our website (qik.com) [edit]
    Qik VideoCamera updated: Text your videos, post to Facebook, cool new look, more amazing effects…. (qik.com) [edit]
    Qik Partners with WeFi to Deliver an even Better Qikking Experience! (qik.com) [edit]
    Qik for Android Updated: Capture in high resolution on Nexus One, Motorola Milestone (qik.com) [edit]
    Vodafone UK rolls out Qik to its customers (qik.com) [edit]
    Make your videos even more special with Qik Premium (qik.com) [edit]
    Sprint adopts Qik for its 4G service! (qik.com) [edit]
    Qik for Android Updated: 480p video support on Sony Ericsson X10 and more… (qik.com) [edit]
    Qik Video Camera Pro now in the Apple App Store (qik.com) [edit]
    Qik Video Camera Pro Update (qik.com) [edit]
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