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)
221 (est)-1%
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

$120.5 m

Latest funding size

$50 m

Time since last funding

about 2 years

Investors

Kik's latest funding round in August 2015 was reported to be $50 m. In total, Kik has raised $120.5 m. Kik's latest valuation is reported to be $1 b.

Kik Financial Metrics

USD

Market valuation

1 b
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Kik Operating Metrics

Kik's Users was reported to be 300 m in Aug, 2017. Kik's Monthly Active Users was reported to be 15 m in Aug, 2017
Y, 2016Aug, 2017

Monthly Active Users

80 m15 m

Users

300 m300 m
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Kik Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Acquired CompanyDateDeal Size
RoundsJanuary 26, 2017

Traffic Overview of Kik

Kik Online and Social Media Presence

Kik News and Updates

Kik could pave the way for more mainstream tech company ICOs

 ICOs have barely touched mainstream tech companies. But that all changes this week as Kik begins selling its Kin token in an ICO targeted at raising $125 million. The sale bucks ICO trends, and it could prove to be a seminal event for the tech industry at large. Read More

An Israeli entrepreneur thinks 'Kik is not doing great today' but invested in its $50 million ICO presale anyway

Israeli entrepreneur and investor Moshe Hogeg invested in messaging app Kik ahead of its $125 million (£97 million) initial coin offering — despite thinking the messaging app is "not doing great today." Hogeg, best known as a cofounder of Yo! and a host of other startups, t…

Chat app Kik to raise $125M through an ICO in September

 Messaging app company Kik has revealed that it plans to raise $125 million via its ICO. The company first announced the plan to hold a token sale in May, taking advantage of a rush of investment based around selling dedicated crypto tokens to investors, and the event will take place from September …

Kik raises $50 million ahead of token sale for its cryptocurrency Kin

Kik Interactive announced today that a token distribution event (TDE) for the sale of its cryptocurrency Kin will start September 12 at 6 a.m. Pacific time. Kik, a chat app with a community of 50 million monthly active users, is one of the first major examples of a non-blockchain business going to b…

Messaging app Kik is launching its own cryptocurrency to raise $125 million

Kik, the $1 billion Canadian messaging app operator, is planning to raise $125 million through an initial coin offering on September 12.  Kik, which was founded by a group of college students in 2009, is actively used by 15 million people per month and reaches 40% of America…

Kik CEO explains why they’re doing an ICO instead of venture fundraising

 Ted Livingston, CEO of messaging app Kik, spoke on stage at TechCrunch’s event in Shenzhen, China on Tuesday. Moderator Jon Russell asked him about why the company is doing an initial coin offering (ICO), a newly popularized method of fundraising. It’s”a way to raise funding” and “a way to get mone…
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