Mobile Messaging Startup Kik Interactive Raises $8 Million In Series A

Posted Mar 14, 2011

Mobile messaging startup company Kik Interactive has raised $8 million in Series A funding from RRE Ventures, Union Square Ventures, and Spark Capital. Fred Wilson (Union Square) and Adam Ludwin (RRE) are joining the Kik board of directors as a result of the funding. Kik Messenger launched in October 2010 and it works similarly as the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM). After downloading Kik, the app will scan your contacts and let you know which of your friends have Kik. Kik hit about 1 million users within the first 15 days of launching to the public. Today Kik has over 3 million users. [Kik Press Release]