Kakai Raises $7.5 Million From Andreessen Horowitz, Josh Kopelman, and Ron Conway

Kakai is a stealth company that was started by Chegg founder Osman Rashid and Babur Habib.  Interestingly Kakai is still in stealth and raised a Series B round of funding already.  The second round is $7.5 million and the investors include venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, Josh Kopelman, and Ron Conway. Marc Andreessen is joining Kakai’s board of directors as a result of the funding.

Kakai’s previously raised $1.85 million in Series A from Osman Rashid and Mike Maples.  Rumor has it that Kakai has something to do with electronic readers.  The portable consumer electronics products made by Kakai will be Linux-based.  Kakai currently has about 40 employees. Rashid’s other company Chegg.com has about $144 million in funding and was started in 2005.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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