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Hike is a mobile application that enables its users to communicate with each other. The application enables its users to communicate through voice calls and text messages, access group chats, pin important messages, send and receive attachments, and connect on both online and offline modes. It provides several features such as chat themes, online and offline privacy, and other related features.
HQNew Delhi, IN

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Employees (est.) (Sep 2019)273
Job Openings26

Key People/Management at Hike

Kevin Mittal

Kevin Mittal

CEO & Founder
Vidur Vyas

Vidur Vyas

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Hike Office Locations

Hike has an office in New Delhi
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Hike Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


Hike total Funding

$261 m

Hike latest funding size

$175 m

Time since last funding

3 years ago

Hike investors

Hike's latest funding round in August 2016 was reported to be $175 m. In total, Hike has raised $261 m. Hike's latest valuation is reported to be $1.4 b.
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Hike Revenue

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Hike Operating Metrics

Hike's Users was reported to be 100 m in Feb, 2018.
Sep, 2015Dec, 2016Apr, 2017Oct, 2017Nov, 2017Feb, 2018

Messages Sent per Day

1 b

Monthly Transactions

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25 m
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Hike Online and Social Media Presence

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Hike News and Updates

Abe Rival Says Japan Sales Tax Hike Is ‘Crazy,’ Wants It Abolished

Abe Rival Says Japan Sales Tax Hike Is ‘Crazy,’ Wants It Abolished

Behind the scenes: How Hike uses AI and ML to super-charge expression for the masses

Unbundling Hike: SuperApp to Multi-Apps In 2012, the Indian market was: 2G, expensive data and low-end smartphones, making it incredibly difficult for a mobile-first internet audience to use the internet. To solve for this, Hike pioneered and launched a SuperApp centred around messaging and built o

U.S. to Promise to Not Hike Tariffs on Japan Autos, Report Says

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Indonesian Tobacco Giants Plunge on Steep Hike in Excise Tax

Indonesian Tobacco Giants Plunge on Steep Hike in Excise Tax

Norway’s Labor Market Shows Strength to Support Rate Hike Plans

Norway’s Labor Market Shows Strength to Support Rate Hike Plans

Zambian Inflation at 3-Year High Increases Chance of Rate Hike

Zambian Inflation at 3-Year High Increases Chance of Rate Hike
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Hike Blogs

Democratising Data Insights at Hike

Simplifying data exploration and driving business impactBy Analytics @ HikeIn mid-2018, our founder/CEO Kavin Bharti Mittal, as part an organisational decision to go ‘Back to Basics’, highlighted the need to re-think our systems and re-build our culture with one big loaded question:“How do we superc…

Celebrate Christmas and Ring in the New Year with new animated stickers on Hike

Choose from over 100 stickers with traditional greetings and moreDecember 19, 2018: This festive season, Hike — India’s first homegrown messaging app, has an early gift for everyone — new animated sticker packs for Christmas and New Year.Express your joy, love and happiness with the new sticker pack…

Four Nines of Availability

Part 1 : Micro-servicesBy Aditya Gupta, Director Engineering, HikeFor any product or service, availability is one of the most important factors and when you are a messaging app it becomes even more important to have highest availability of your services with lowest latency.“Availability is not just …

Friend Recommendation Using Heterogeneous Network Embeddings

Powering friend suggestions on HikeBy Janu Verma, Data Scientist, HikeImagine Snoopy without Woodstock or Calvin without Hobbes, Friends without Rachel, Batman without Robin or Mowgli without Baloo. Social platforms thrive on the ability of the members to find relevant friends to interact with. The …

Reducing Bug Fix Time

All in the life of a Quality Analyst at Hike By Arun Aneja and Bhavya Sharma, Engineering Team, HikeHike is India’s first homegrown social app with millions of young people messaging, sending stickers, sharing posts and connecting with friends 24/7. Active users spend approximately 30 mins daily on …

React Native @ Hike

How we started using React Native @ HikeReact Native integration in Hike started as a result of the hacker culture. Two years ago, one of the teams during a Hike-a-thon built an existing feature, in Hike on React Native (RN). When they demonstrated their ‘hack’, they showed a single file of code and…
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Hike Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Hike founded?

    Hike was founded in 2012.

  • Who are Hike key executives?

    Hike's key executives are Kevin Mittal and Vidur Vyas.

  • How many employees does Hike have?

    Hike has 273 employees.

  • Who are Hike competitors?

    Competitors of Hike include Snapdeal, Moxtra and WeChat.

  • Where are Hike offices?

    Hike has an office in New Delhi.

  • How many offices does Hike have?

    Hike has 1 office.