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Hooked is a mobile application designed to give people access to short stories in the form of texts on their phones. The app is designed to accept stories from users and professional authors. The stories can be about 1000 words and told as conversations in text message form. Instead of flipping pages, readers tap their screen to read the next text message in the text conversation story. Users are also charged a fee for unlimited access to stories on the app.

HQSan Francisco, CA, US

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2021)21(-16%)
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Key People/Management at HOOKED

Prerna Gupta

Prerna Gupta

Founder & CEO
Parag Chordia

Parag Chordia

Co-Founder & CTO
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HOOKED Office Locations

HOOKED has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
San Francisco
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HOOKED Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date


HOOKED total Funding

$6 m

Time since last funding

4 years ago

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HOOKED Revenue


Revenue (May, 2017)

USDMay, 2017


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HOOKED Operating Metrics

Jun, 2016Dec, 2016Apr, 2017May, 2017Mar, 2018

App Downloads

400 k1.8 m10 m20 m

Customers (Music Service)

150 m

Video Views

300 m
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HOOKED Cybersecurity Score

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HOOKED Online and Social Media Presence

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HOOKED News and Updates

Re: Hooked on Claw in Downtown Dubai

Massive portions and good quality food set this old favourite apart in crowded market

Netflix's 'Tiger King' And Joe Exotic Have A Captive Audience Completely Hooked

What might be the current most popular show on the planet is Netflix’s #1 on its internal Top 10 charts, Tiger King, a place it’s held pretty much since home lockdowns began.

‘The Division 2: Warlords Of New York’ Endgame Has Hooked Me More Than I Thought It Would

I made a prediction ahead of the launch of The Division 2’s new expansion, Warlords of New York that I would be done with it soon. I was wrong.

Corbyn Scares U.K. Market Hooked on ‘Kindness’ of Strangers

Corbyn Scares U.K. Market Hooked on ‘Kindness’ of Strangers

Tesla’s China Plant Is Hooked Up to State Grid Power Supply

Tesla’s Chinese Plant Gets Hooked Up to State Grid Power Supply

Why A Book On AI Got Amitabh Kant Hooked

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant talks to BloombergQuint about the books that have influenced him.
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HOOKED Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was HOOKED founded?

    HOOKED was founded in 2015.

  • Who are HOOKED key executives?

    HOOKED's key executives are Prerna Gupta and Parag Chordia.

  • How many employees does HOOKED have?

    HOOKED has 21 employees.

  • Who are HOOKED competitors?

    Competitors of HOOKED include Abjjad, BookClub and Omoguru.

  • Where is HOOKED headquarters?

    HOOKED headquarters is located at San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are HOOKED offices?

    HOOKED has an office in San Francisco.

  • How many offices does HOOKED have?

    HOOKED has 1 office.