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Messaging app Hike rolls out in-built camera

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Homegrown messaging app Hike today announced new features, bringing in augmented reality with a camera built into the app, but said it has no plans to start monetising the platform in the next two years. Hike, which competes with WhatsApp, Viber and the recently launched Google Allo in India, aims t...

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We’re going to be playing an entirely different ball game in 2017, says Hike’s Kavin Bharti Mittal

Having entered the coveted $1-billion-club of startups in India, Kavin Bharti Mittal is more confident than ever about the success of his four-year-old startup Hike. In August, the messaging app raised $175 million (Rs 1,170 crore) from China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd, Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology G...

7 October, 2016 | More »

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Kavin Bharti Mittal’s inspiration & philosophy in life

Kavin Bharti Mittal, one of the twins of Bharti Enterprises chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal, launched instant messaging mobile app Hike in 2012 that has come to command a valuation of $1.4 billion in just four years. Seen as one of the young and successful entrepreneurs of current times, Mittal graduat...

16 August, 2016 | More »

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Messaging app Hike joins unicorn club after raising $175 mn

Messaging app Hike Ltd has raised $175 million (Rs 1,170 crore) from China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd, Taiwan’s Foxconn Technology Group and other investors in a round that propelled it to the elite list of unicorns, or private companies valued at least $1 billion. Existing investors Tiger Global, J...

16 August, 2016 | More »

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Instant messaging app Hike hits 1B daily messages

Instant messaging app Hike claims that its users exchange one billion messages every day. Monthly usage on the Hike app increased by 50 per cent to 30 billion messages from 20 billion in October, Hike said in a press statement. “We got there quicker than we expected. The year still isn’t over an...

2 December, 2015 | More »

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Hike close to hitting 1B instant messages a month; 27% of activity through Hike-to-SMS

Bharti SoftBank, a joint venture between Japan’s SoftBank and Bharti Enterprises, is further upping the game with new features launched on its messaging app Hike. Talking to Techcircle.in, Kavin Bharti Mittal, BSB’s head of strategy & new product development, said that the app, which crossed...

19 June, 2013 | More »

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There’s a big company backing but hacker sort of culture at BSB: Kavin Bharti Mittal

Kavin Bharti Mittal, one of the twin sons of Bharti group chief Sunil Bharti Mittal, had his first business stint with his own startup AppSpark, founded when he was in Imperial College, London. The 24-year-old, who interned at Formula One team McLaren Racing and Google besides Goldman Sachs, is now ...

29 August, 2012 | More »

Bharti Group scion Kavin Mittal on starting up, acquisition strategies

Being one of the heirs to a large business family comes with an open passport for ‘lateral’ placement in India Inc. But Kavin Bharti Mittal, one of the twin sons of Bharti group chief Sunil Bharti Mittal, had his first independent stint as a businessman with his own startup AppSpark, founded whe...

24 August, 2012 | More »

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Bharti SoftBank has a ‘partner-build-acquire’ strategy, mobile gaming next on cards: Kavin Bharti Mittal

Bharti SoftBank or BSB, an equal equity mobile Internet joint venture between Bharti Enterprises (the private group holding firm of Bharti Group) and Japan’s telecom and Internet company SoftBank, is less than a year old (10 months to be precise), but it has already launched or struck deals with c...

21 August, 2012 | More »