May 03, 2016 11:47 AM ET


Company Overview of Kik Interactive, Inc.

Company Overview

Kik Interactive, Inc. designs and develops Kik, a username-based smartphone messenger application for iPhone, iPod, Android including Kindle Fire, and Windows 7 devices. The application enables users to talk to friends, and send text, pictures, videos, and sketches. Kik Interactive, Inc. was formerly known as Unsynced, Inc. and changed its name to Kik Interactive, Inc. in March, 2010. The company was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Waterloo, Canada.

420 Weber Street North

Suite I

Waterloo, ON N2L 4E7


Founded in 2009

Key Executives for Kik Interactive, Inc.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
President of Kik Services
Head of Strategy & Partnerships
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Kik Interactive, Inc. Key Developments

MediaBrix Partners with Kik to Deliver Emotional Brand Connections Using Kik Points

MediaBrix announced a strategic partnership with Kik. A major emphasis of the MediaBrix platform integration is to help grow Kik Points, a rewards program in which users can earn points by completing activities on Kik, such as watching a video or downloading a sticker pack. Users can then redeem points for digital goods like emojis.

Kik Interactive, Inc. Presents at Cantech Investment Conference, Jan-26-2016 01:00 PM

Kik Interactive, Inc. Presents at Cantech Investment Conference, Jan-26-2016 01:00 PM. Venue: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 2W6, Canada. Speakers: Ted Livingston, Founder and Chief Executive Officer.

Kik Interactive Announces Two Executive Appointments

Kik Interactive announced two executive appointments. As head of strategy and partnerships, Jae Kim will draw on his experience from Line where he served as head of strategy and operations at Line's U.S. headquarters. In addition, Alim Dhanji will transition from Kik's board of directors to become the company's first chief people officer, focusing on scaling Kik's workforce and strengthening its culture. Both hires come on the heels of Tencent's $50 million investment in the chat network. Kim will oversee the data, business and U.S. operations teams, and will build Kik's partner and developer ecosystems to deliver great chat experiences for American youth. Prior to joining the chat network, Kim doubled the size of Line's U.S. headquarters, overseeing all aspects of the business. Dhanji will be tasked with rapidly growing Kik's workforce and developing its culture as the company looks to double its workforce within the next year. He will also lead Kik's privacy, trust and safety teams to improve user safety. Prior to joining Kik, Dhanji was senior vice president at TD Bank Group and held senior executive roles at Citigroup and KPMG where he focused on culture, talent management, and building high-performance teams. He will be based at the company's Waterloo headquarters. Kik is hiring aggressively for its offices in Waterloo, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

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