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Kika Expands World-Class Team and Experiences Significant Partnership Growth a Year Since Establishing Headquarters in Silicon Valley

2017-06-27 20:00
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SAN JOSE, Calif., June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Kika Tech, a leader in mobile communications, today announced its one-year anniversary since establishing U.S. headquarters in Silicon Valley. Kika CEO, Bill Hu and Head of R&D, Ric Zhou had the vision of creating a product that would help billions of mobile users communicate around the world with their ideas, emotions and personality.

Since establishing its new headquarters in Silicon Valley, Kika has experienced exponential growth in the expansion of its world-class team and forming new strategic partnerships with leading mobile manufacturers, gaming and movie studios. Kika partnerships include 21st Century Fox, Warner Bros., Huawei, and ZTE, amongst others.

Riding on the momentum of its first year, Kika will focus on hiring more software engineers, marketers and designers and continue to grow its partnership base. Kika also announced today its strategic partnership with GIPHY, the world's first and largest GIF search engine. Please reference the press release, "Kika Partners with GIPHY to Offer Users a Treasure Trove of Animated Images Right at their Fingertips."

"Our second year is already shaping up to be even better than our first," said Bill Hu, Cofounder and CEO, Kika Tech. "The success of Kika's ecosystem, underscores the increasing demand for mobile communications that better conveys a user's feelings and emotions. With our growing world-class team in Silicon Valley and a core set of new strategic partners, we look to further build upon our accelerated growth and expansion." 

Other key highlights during the past year include: 

  • Raised $33M Series B in July 2016, making the total funding to $63M.
  • Secured Google's Best of 2016 in the Google Play Store.
  • Launched themed keyboards and sticker packs for such films as LEGO Batman, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, Assassin's Creed Movie, SING, and Wonder Woman. 
  • Ranked a top productivity app in more than 77 countries, supporting 150 languages, boosting 300M downloads, 26M DAU, and 50M MAU.
  • MobileVillage Mobile Star Awards Nominee – In its 16 years, the Mobile Star Awards has become the largest annual mobile innovations and software/apps awards program. The program promotes and honors innovative new and established mobile products, leaders and success stories.

Kika has eight offices including its Silicon Valley headquarters in San Jose, Beijing, London, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Taipei, Bangalore, and Moscow. Globally, the company has more than 200 employees, with more than 10 PhDs and 50 master degree holders. In June of 2014, the company launched its Kika Keyboard in the Google Play Store and has received numerous accolades, including Google's Best of 2016 and Top Developer in 2015.

About Kika Tech

Say it with Kika! Make everyday interactions more engaging and fun with Kika's AI personalization technology. Integrating into smart devices, Kika enhances self-expression that goes beyond mobile platforms. Kika supports over 150 languages and has been ranked a top productivity app in more than 77 countries. With 300M downloads, 26M DAU and 80M MAU, it's not surprising that leading mobile manufacturers and Hollywood movie studios partner with the company. Kika has also received Google's Best of 2016 and Top Developer in 2015. Keep up to date with Kika on FacebookLinkedInInstagram, and Twitter.

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Source: Kika Tech Inc

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