Kabam is an entertainment company that is one of the world’s leaders of AAA console quality games for mobile devices. Console quality graphics and next generation technology are the hallmark of Kabam games. The Company merges the art of game design and the science of consumer behavior to create immersive games that span the strategy role-playing games (RPG) categories. 
Kabam’s “freemium” business model enables players to access games on their mobile devices at no cost or obligation. Players who enjoy Kabam games can pay for premium content in the game to enhance their playing experience. 
Kabam has partnered with such leading Hollywood studios as Disney and Universal; for mobile games based on some of entertainment’s most iconic franchises, including Marvel, Transformers and Fast & Furious.
Company Growth (employees)
San Francisco, US
Size (employees)
789 (est)-2%
Kabam was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, US

Key People at Kabam

Kevin Chou

Kevin Chou

CEO & CoFounder
Steven Klei

Steven Klei

Chief Financial Officer
Holly Liu

Holly Liu

Founder & Chief Development Officer

Kabam Office Locations

Kabam has offices in San Francisco, Austin and Vancouver
San Francisco, US (HQ)
795 Folsom Street
Vancouver, CA
1132 Alberni Street
Austin, US
6500 River Place Blvd Bldg 1

Kabam Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


Total Funding

$244.5 m

Latest funding size

$120 m

Time since last funding

about 3 years


Kabam's latest funding round in July 2014 was reported to be $120 m. In total, Kabam has raised $244.5 m

Kabam Financial Metrics

Kabam's revenue was reported to be $400 m in 2014 which is a 11% increase from the previous period.

Revenue (Y, 2014)

400 m

Revenue growth (Y, 2013 - Y, 2014), %


Kabam Median Salaries

Source: 51 public H-1B filings from Kabam

Traffic Overview of Kabam

Kabam Online and Social Media Presence

Kabam News and Updates

Netmarble’s Kabam updates Marvel Contest of Champions after player revolt

Netmarble’s Kabam said today in a blog post it has updated its Marvel Contest of Champions after players complained that the previous update ruined the game. Players revolted, and the timing was unfortunate for Netmarble, which just closed its acquisition of Kabam Vancouver and the Marvel Contest of…

Gaming company Kabam’s roller coaster ride to a $700 million exit

 Yesterday, the Game Developers Conference kicked off in downtown San Francisco, and there’s little doubt that consolidation is a central theme for attendees. Late last week, we talked with gaming company co-founder and CEO, Kabam‘s Kevin Chou, about his own stressful, euphoric, and largely wanderin…

Netmarble completes acquisition of Kabam’s Marvel Contest of Champions studio

South Korea’s Netmarble Games said today that it has completed the acquisition of Kabam‘s high-value assets. As previously disclosed, the deal includes the Kabam Vancouver studio, which makes the Marvel Contest of Champions title. That team consists of 180 developers. Netmarble is also picking up ar…

Netmarble acquires Kabam’s top studio in Vancouver, will launch Transformers in Q2

South Korean mobile game publisher Netmarble has agreed to acquire Kabam’s Vancouver studio, which has produced the lion’s share of Kabam‘s revenue with the hit game Marvel: Contest of Champions. Netmarble is acquiring Marvel Contest of Champions, and it is also acquiring the Vancouver studio’s next…

Sony, Kabam, and Blippar: AR is the gateway drug to VR

Sony’s launch of its PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset could mark an inflection point in virtual reality’s steady march toward mainstream adoption. The headset is compatible with the wildly popular PS4 platform; at $500, it’s being offered at a reasonable price point (and one that’s less expensive than …

Kabam receives $800 million bid for its best asset: its Vancouver studio

EXCLUSIVE: Kabam has received an unsolicited bid to sell its successful Vancouver mobile game studio, according to source familiar with the matter. GamesBeat has learned that a bidder approached Kabam to buy only the Vancouver operation, which made the mobile publisher’s most successful game — Marve…
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