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)
234 (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)
420 Weber St N, Suite I

Kik Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Kik's latest funding round in August 2017 was reported to be $97.5 m. In total, Kik has raised $218 m. Kik's latest valuation is reported to be $1 b.

Kik Financials

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

Kik's Web-traffic and Trends

Kik Online and Social Media Presence

Kik News and Updates

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Teen Chat App Raises Almost $100 Million in Cryptocurrency

The popular app for teens created its own cryptocurrencyto use within the app, raising money from 10,000 people.

Kik raises $98 million in Kin cryptocurrency token sale

Chat app Kik announced today that it has raised nearly $100 million from more than 10,000 people in its token distribution event. In fact, $42 million of the $98.8 million was raised in the first 48 hours of a sale that took place Sept. 12 – 26, a company spokesperson told VentureBeat in an email. […

Kik raises $50M in presale round for its new cryptocurrency tokens

Kik Interactive Inc., the creator of the Kik Messenger chat app, announced today that it has secured $50 million in funding during a presale round of its new cryptocurrency, Kin. The token distribution event will start at 9 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Sept. 12. Several accredited investors bought into the pre…
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