Hike Messenger is the India’s 10th startup to join the fabled ‘unicorn’ pack is also the fastest to do so. It was launched in 2012 as a cross-platform instant messaging app which has raised a 100-million strong user base till now.
In the first 2 months of its launch,Hike Messenger reached to the #1 spot on Playstore. By June 2014, the app had managed to hit the 20 million mark, matching strength with global messaging behemoths, Whatsapp and Facebook, in this feat.
The app has users exchanging over 40 million messages per month and over 300 million stickers per day.
In its fourth round of funding of USD 175 Million led by Tencent & Foxconn, Hike is valued at USD 1.4 Billion making it the fastest company in the India to cross the USD 1 Billion mark in 3.7 years.