Kik is a proprietary instant messenger software application for mobile devices from the Canadian company Kik Interactive, available free of charge on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone operating systems. Kik lets users connect with friends, groups, and the world around them through chat. It uses a smartphone's data plan or Wi-Fi to transmit and receive messages, photos, videos, sketches, mobile webpages, and other content after users register a username. Kik is known for its features preserving users' anonymity, such as allowing users to register without providing a telephone number. The application logs user IP addresses which the company can use to determine location.
Company Growth (employees)
Type
Private
HQ
Waterloo, CA
Founded
2009
Size (employees)
222 (est)
Website
kik.com
Kik was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Waterloo, CA

Kik Office Locations

Kik has an office in Waterloo
Waterloo, CA (HQ)
I 420 Weber St N

Kik Data and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date

2009

Total Funding

$186.3 m

Latest funding size

$50 m

Time since last funding

almost 2 years

Investors

Kik's latest funding round in August 2015 was reported to be $50 m. In total, Kik has raised $186.3 m. Kik's latest valuation is reported to be $1 b.

Kik Financial Metrics

USD

Market valuation

1 b

Kik Operating Metrics

Kik's Users was reported to be 300 m in 2016. Kik's Monthly Active Users was reported to be 80 m in 2016
Y, 2016

Monthly Active Users

80 m

Users

300 m

Kik Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
RoundsJanuary 26, 2017

Kik Online and Social Media Presence

Kik News and Updates

Kik Company Life and Culture

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