Klout is a company that develops an application that measures and ranks its users according to online social influence. The app measures influence based on the ability to drive action across the social web. Any person can connect their social network accounts and Klout will generate a score on a scale of 1-100 that represents their ability to engage other people and inspire social actions. 

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Parent CompanyLithium Technologies
HQSan Francisco, CA, US
Cybersecurity ratingCMore
Klout was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, US

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Klout Office Locations

Klout has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, US (HQ)
225 Bush St, San Francisco
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Klout Financials and Metrics

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In total, Klout had raised $40 m. Klout is a subsidiary of Lithium Technologies

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Klout News and Updates

What Your Klout Score Really Means

Your Klout score is gaining in importance: A high one might bring perks, but a low one could dash your career dreams.

How to Find Influencers in a Post-Klout World

Amplify your brand bygetting influential others to share your content

Klout was awful and I’m glad it’s dead

Klout is dead. On May 25, the plug will finally be pulled on social media’s reputation watchdog. No more will it rank “social media gurus,” “influencers,” and other assorted nebulous gobshites by a criteria that was arbitrary and didn’t make sense. Klout scores, once carefully cultivated like an opi…

Social influence platform Klout to shut down on May 25

Klout, the online social influence platform founded way back in 2008, is closing down on May 25. The San Francisco-based startup, which had raised around $40 million in funding from some big-name investors, was acquired by social customer service company Lithium Technologies for a reported $200 mill…

RIP Klout

Remember Klout? The influencer market service that purportedly let social media influencers get free stuff is finally closing its doors this month. Perhaps, like me, you’re surprised that Klout is still running in 2018, but time is nearly up. The closure will happen May 25 — you have until then to s…

In praise of Klout, now that it’s going away

It never became a standard tool for measuring influence. But it was weirdly influential itself, if the jokes it inspired are any indication. Tragic news: Klout, the once-famous service that measured the influence of individuals on social media such as Twitter using a 1-100 benchmark called the Klout…
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Klout Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Klout founded?

    Klout was founded in 2008.

  • How many employees does Klout have?

    Klout has 29 employees.

  • Who are Klout competitors?

    Competitors of Klout include Paktor, Tango and Goodwall.

  • Where is Klout headquarters?

    Klout headquarters is located at 225 Bush St, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are Klout offices?

    Klout has an office in San Francisco.

  • How many offices does Klout have?

    Klout has 1 office.