Kik (Communication Software) Overview

  • Founded
  • 2009
Founded
  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged
  • Employees
  • 19
Employees
  • Latest Deal Type
  • M&A

Kik (Communication Software) 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
MediaLab
Primary Office
  • 1237 7th Street
  • Santa Monica, CA 90401
  • United States
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Kik (Communication Software) 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 000 000.00 Completed Startup
4. Angel (individual) 01-Jan-2010 00.00 00.00 Completed Startup
3. Accelerator/Incubator 01-Jan-2010 Completed Startup
2. Accelerator/Incubator Completed Startup
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Kik (Communication Software) Comparisons

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Kik (Communication Software) Competitors (17)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
WeChat Corporation Shenzhen, China 0000
0000+ (00000000000 Venture Capital-Backed Los Angeles, CA 0 000.00 00000000000 000.00
00000000 Venture Capital-Backed Tortola, British Virgin Islands 000 000000 - 000
00000000 Formerly VC-backed Menlo Park, CA 0000 000.00 000000&0 000.00
0000 Venture Capital-Backed New Delhi, India 000 00000 0000000000 0 00000
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Kik (Communication Software) Patents

Kik (Communication Software) Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
CA-3013508-A1 Server and method for configuring a chatbot Pending 08-Aug-2017 00000000000
US-20190050909-A1 Server and method for configuring a chatbot Pending 08-Aug-2017 00000000000
CA-2962891-A1 Method, system and apparatus for centralized augmentation of autonomous message handling Pending 22-Nov-2016 000000000
US-20180145935-A1 Method, system and apparatus for centralized augmentation of autonomous message handling Pending 22-Nov-2016 000000000
CA-2962765-A1 System, apparatus and method for autonomous messaging integration Pending 04-Apr-2016 H04L51/02
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Kik (Communication Software) Executive Team (20)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Ted Livingston Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Jody Stecho Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Dany Fishel Senior Vice President of Partnerships
Michael Roberts Vice President of Mobile Engineering
Alex Frenkel Vice President of Product
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Kik (Communication Software) Board Members (11)

Name Representing Role Since
Samuel Spadafora Self Chairman 000 0000
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Kik (Communication Software) Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Growth
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %ile
-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 (Communication Software) Former Investors (23)

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 Association Accelerator/Incubator Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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Kik (Communication Software) Acquisitions (4)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
000000 26-Jan-2017 0000000000 0000 Communication Software 000 00000
00000 (000000 21-Dec-2015 0000000000 Specialty Retail
0000000 28-Aug-2015 0000000000 Application Software
Endemic Mobile 19-Nov-2014 Merger/Acquisition Application Software 000 00000
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Kik (Communication Software) Subsidiaries (2)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
Blynk (Toronto) Specialty Retail Toronto, Canada 2013
0000000 Application Software Pasadena, CA 0000
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