Status
Acquired by Skype on January 6, 2011
Funding Received
$16.6 Million in 5 Rounds from 8 Investors
Founded:
June, 2006
Headquarters:
Redwood City, CA
Description:
Qik is an app enabling mobile phone users to share live videos with their friends, family and communities on the web and phones.
Founders:
Bhaskar Roy, Nikolay Abkairov, Ramu Sunkara
Categories:
Video, Mobile
Website:
http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/20/qik-is-shutting-down-in-april-three-years-after-being-acquired-by-skype/

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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.

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Funding Rounds (5) - $16.6M

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    811 Hamilton St

    Redwood City, CA 94063

    USA

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