Kik Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 2009

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged

  • Employees
  • 200

Employees

  • Latest Deal Type
  • M&A

Kik General Information

Description

Developer of a mobile messaging application designed to connect people with their friends and families. The company's application is built especially for teens which helps them to browse and share their feelings with their friends, and has chatbots for entertainment, enabling users to stay connected with their relatives and friends from anywhere in the world.

Contact Information

Website
www.kik.com
Formerly Known As
Unsynced
Ownership Status
Acquired/Merged
(Operating Subsidiary)
Financing Status
Formerly VC-backed
Primary Industry
Communication Software
Other Industries
Application Software
Parent Company
Corporate Office
  • 1237 7th Street
  • Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • United States

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Kik Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
11. Merger/Acquisition 18-Oct-2019 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
10. Secondary Transaction - Private 28-Dec-2015 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
9. Later Stage VC (Series D) 18-Aug-2015 0000 00000 000 Completed Generating Revenue
8. Merger/Acquisition 08-Apr-2015 Cancelled Generating Revenue
7. Later Stage VC (Series C) 09-Jun-2014 000.00 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
6. Early Stage VC (Series B) 28-Mar-2013 000.00 000.00 Completed Startup
5. Early Stage VC (Series A) 07-Mar-2011 000 000 Completed Startup
3. Accelerator/Incubator 01-Jan-2010 Completed Startup
2. Accelerator/Incubator Completed Startup
1. Accelerator/Incubator Completed Startup
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Kik Comparisons

Description
Primary
Industry
HQ Location
Employees
Total Raised
Post Valuation
Last
Financing
Details
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Santa Monica, CA
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Kik Competitors (18)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
WOLF (Entertainment Software) Formerly VC-backed Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 00 000.00 00000000000 000.00
Text+ Venture Capital-Backed Los Angeles, CA 00 000.00 000000000 - 000.00
WeChat Corporation Shenzhen, China 0000
LINE Corporate Backed or Acquired Tokyo, Japan 0000 00000 000000&0 00000
TextMe Corporation San Francisco, CA 00
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Kik Patents

Kik Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
US-20190050909-A1 Server and method for configuring a chatbot Inactive 08-Aug-2017 00000000000
CA-3013508-A1 Server and method for configuring a chatbot Inactive 08-Aug-2017 00000000000
US-20180145935-A1 Method, system and apparatus for centralized augmentation of autonomous message handling Active 22-Nov-2016 000000000
US-11196685-B2 Method, system and apparatus for centralized augmentation of autonomous message handling Active 22-Nov-2016 000000000 00
CA-2962891-A1 Method, system and apparatus for centralized augmentation of autonomous message handling Inactive 22-Nov-2016 H04L51/02
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Kik Executive Team (20)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Dany Fishel President, Kin
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Kik Board Members (11)

Name Representing Role Since
Samuel Spadafora Self Chairman 000 0000
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Kik Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Growth
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

Key Data Points

Twitter Followers

5.5k

Similarweb Unique Visitors

15.0K

Majestic Referring Domains

314

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Kik Former Investors (24)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Alexander Wolfson Angel (individual) Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Aventura VC Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Blisce Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Blockchain Capital Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
C100 Accelerator/Incubator Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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Kik Acquisitions (4)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Rounds 26-Jan-2017 0000000000 0000 Business/Productivity Software 000 00000
Blynk (Toronto) 21-Dec-2015 0000000000 Specialty Retail
GameMix 28-Aug-2015 0000000000 Entertainment Software
Endemic Mobile 19-Nov-2014 Merger/Acquisition Application Software 000 00000
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Kik Subsidiaries (2)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
GameMix Entertainment Software Pasadena, CA 2013
Rounds Business/Productivity Software Tel Aviv, Israel 0000
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Kik FAQs

  • When was Kik founded?

    Kik was founded in 2009.

  • Who is the founder of Kik?

    Ted Livingston and Christopher Best are the founders of Kik.

  • Where is Kik headquartered?

    Kik is headquartered in Santa Monica, CA.

  • What is the size of Kik?

    Kik has 200 total employees.

  • What industry is Kik in?

    Kik’s primary industry is Communication Software.

  • Is Kik a private or public company?

    Kik is a Private company.

  • What is Kik’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for Kik is 00000.

  • How much funding has Kik raised over time?

    Kik has raised $116M.

  • Who are Kik’s investors?

    Alexander Wolfson, Aventura VC, Blisce, Blockchain Capital, and C100 are 5 of 24 investors who have invested in Kik.

  • Who are Kik’s competitors?

    WOLF (Entertainment Software), Text+, WeChat, LINE, and TextMe are some of the 18 competitors of Kik.

  • When was Kik acquired?

    Kik was acquired on 18-Oct-2019.

  • Who acquired Kik?

    Kik was acquired by MediaLab.

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