Company Overview

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Founded:
2010
Founders:
Beom-Su Kim
Funding:
$72.90M
Categories:
Software

KakaoTalk is a smartphone messenger app that allows users to send and receive messages to international correspondents.

Description

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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.

Current Team (4)

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Board Members and Advisors (1)

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Products (12)

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    KakaoAlbum

    KakaoAlbum was added to CrunchBase in 2014
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    KakaoTalk

    KakaoTalk was added to CrunchBase in 2014
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    KakaoStory

    KakaoStory was added to CrunchBase in 2014
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    KakaoGroup

    KakaoGroup was added to CrunchBase in 2014
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    KakaoMusic

    KakaoMusic was added to CrunchBase in 2014
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    KakaoPlace

    KakaoPlace was added to CrunchBase in 2014
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    KakaoHome

    KakaoHome was added to CrunchBase in 2014
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    KakaoLink

    KakaoLink was added to CrunchBase in 2014

Funding Rounds (3) - $72.90M

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Investors (5)

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    DCM

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    Berjaya

    Berjaya was added to CrunchBase in 2014

Images (2)

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