Kik was founded in 2009 by a group of University of Waterloo students. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company now has 100+ employees working on the chat app that connects users with people, services, and businesses. Kik has raised $220.5M to date. Its VC investors are the same firms that first helped Twitter, Foursquare, Zynga and others become household names. China's Tencent, maker of WeChat, is also a strategic investor. The company has more than 300 million registered users.
Teens Smuggle Burner Phones to Defy Parents
Wall Streets Journal - May 14, 2019
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Forbes - Feb 18, 2019
Kik launches beta product after $100 million ICO
TechCrunch - Jul 18, 2018
Kik Beta App 'Kinit' Goes Live on Google Play after $100 Million ICO
CCN - Jul 17, 2018
Kik Messenger Launches $3 Million Developer Fund To Establish 25 'Kin Economies'
HiBusiness (blog) - Jul 14, 2018
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Chilton Times Journal - Jul 13, 2018
Kik Messenger Launches $3 Million Developer Fund to Create 25 'Kin Economies'
CCN - Jul 12, 2018
KIK Messenger Launches Developer's Cryptocurrency Fund worth USD 3 Million
Crypto Disrupt - Jul 12, 2018
Warning for parents as messaging service Kik is branded 'predators' paradise'
Jan 24, 2018
Sep 26, 2017
ForgeRock, Health IQ,
- Ted Livingston , CEO
- Peter Heinke , CFO and COO
- Christopher Best , Founder and CTO
- Fred Wilson , Board Member (Union Square Ventures)
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