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Kakao is a company engaged in mobile communication. It develops an application KakaoTalk that offers in-app texting and voice calls. The Company also owns a Kakao Pay service. It was formed as a result of a merge of Daum Communications and Kakao.
TypePublic
Founded1995
HQCheju, KR
Websitekakaocorp.com
Overall CultureC+

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Employees (est.) (Jan 2017)816
Job Openings91
Share Price (Jul 2021)₩145 K(-4%)
Cybersecurity ratingBMore

Kakao Office Locations

Kakao has an office in Cheju
Cheju, KR (HQ)
242 Cheomdan-ro, Ara-dong
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Kakao Financials and Metrics

Kakao Revenue

Market capitalization (21-Jul-2021)

63.4t

Closing stock price (21-Jul-2021)

145.0k
Kakao's current market capitalization is ₩63.4 t.
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Kakao Operating Metrics

Kakao's Monthly Active Users was reported to be 49.7 m in Q4, 2017.
Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q4, 2016Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q4, 2017

Monthly Active Users

49.32 m49.1 m49.19 m48.96 m49.16 m49.47 m49.84 m49.71 m
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Kakao Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
Parking SquareFebruary 29, 2016
Daum CommunicationsMay 26, 2014

Kakao Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

B

80/100

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Kakao Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) Ratings

CSRHub ESG ratingPremium dataset

40-49

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Kakao Online and Social Media Presence

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Kakao Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    C+

    68/100

  • CEO Rating

    F

    50/100

  • Compensation

    C

    64/100

  • Diversity

    C+

    67/100

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Kakao News and Updates

Korea’s Richest Person Seeks To Raise Up To $2.3 Billion With Kakao Digital Bank IPO

The digital bank company is the latest Kakao unit to go public.

Korea’s Kakao Bank Seeks As Much as $2.3 Billion in IPO

Korea’s Kakao Bank Seeks As Much as $2.3 Billion in IPO

Kakao Founder Becomes Korea’s Richest Person As Shares Of His Internet Giant Surge

The self-made entrepreneur currently has an estimated net worth of $16.2 billion on the Real-Time Billionaires List, $3 billion more than Korea’s second-richest person, Celltrion cofounder Seo Jung-jin.

Serial fiction app Radish acquired by Kakao Entertainment for $440M

Serialized fiction app Radish will be acquired by Kakao Entertainment in a transaction valued at $440 million. Kakao Entertainment is owned by Kakao, the South Korean internet giant whose services include its eponymous messaging platform. Radish founder Seungyoon Lee will hold onto his role as its c…

Kakao Chairman Kim Beom-su signs the Giving Pledge, officially pledging to give away half his fortune

SEOUL, South Korea, March 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Kim Beom-su, chairman of Kakao, has signed the Giving Pledge, officially pledging to donate more than half of his personal assets to society. Kakao announced that Kim became the 220th pledger of the Giving Pledge on March 16. The Giving...

Launch of KAKAO ENTERTAINMENT through strategic merger of Kakao Page and Kakao M

The Board of Directors of Kakao Page Corp. (hereafter Kakao Page) and Kakao M Corp. (hereafter Kakao M) announced today that they resolved to merge the two companies into a new entity called KAKAO ENTERTAINMENT.
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Kakao Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Kakao founded?

    Kakao was founded in 1995.

  • How many employees does Kakao have?

    Kakao has 816 employees.

  • Who are Kakao competitors?

    Competitors of Kakao include Twitter, Yello Mobile and Go.

  • Where is Kakao headquarters?

    Kakao headquarters is located at 242 Cheomdan-ro, Ara-dong, Cheju.

  • Where are Kakao offices?

    Kakao has an office in Cheju.

  • How many offices does Kakao have?

    Kakao has 1 office.