Funding Received
$92.1 Million in 3 Rounds from 6 Investors
Most Recent Funding
$10 Million on March 3, 2014 / Undisclosed Round
Founded:
2006
Headquarters:
Seongnam
Description:
Kakao is the company behind KakaoTalk, which is both a messaging app and a platform for a whole world of mobile services.
Founders:
Beom-Su Kim
Categories:
Software
Website:
http://www.kakao.com

Detailed 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 150 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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Funding Rounds (3) - $10M

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Board Members and Advisors (3)

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Products (10)

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    KakaoAgit

    A private, micro online community service that enable users to share photos, videos, files,...
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    KakaoStyle

    Mobile platform for users to receive the latest fashion updates, buy specially-priced products...
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    KakaoPage

    World’s first mobile content distribution channel where mobile digital contents can be produced...
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    KakaoAlbum

    A social album service that is designed to allow users to share photos of special moments with...
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    KakaoPlace

    Location based service that allows users to share local information with their KakaoTalk friends.
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    KakaoHome

    Enables Android users to manage &customize their smartphone home screen; delivers a more...
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    KakaoGroup

    Allows users in a closed group of friends/family to share announcements and keep memories, news...
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    KakaoMusic

    Allows users to share and communicate through music with friends on KakaoStory and on KakaoTalk

Acquisitions (1)

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Investors (6)

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    Tencent

    Tencent is a Chinese internet service portal offering value-added internet, mobile, telecom, and...
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    Korea Investment Partners

    Korea Investment Partners, a Korea Investment Holdings company, is a private equity company...
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    DCM

    DCM is an early stage VC empowering the global ambitions of inspired entrepreneurs
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    CyberAgent Ventures

    CyberAgent Ventures is a venture capital firm that provides financial support for start-ups...
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    Maverick Capital

    Maverick Capital, Ltd. is an employee owned hedge fund sponsor. The firm provides its services to...

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Headquarters

    235 Pangyoyeok-ro

    681 Sampyeong-dong

    Seongnam,

    KOR

Competitors (1)

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    ChatApp

    The ChatApp is the next generation social app that will change the way you chat and communicate...

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