Tencent-backed Hike, once India’s answer to WhatsApp, has given up on messaging

India’s answer to WhatsApp has completely moved on from messaging. Hike Messenger, backed by Tencent, Tiger Global and SoftBank and valued at $1.4 billion in 2016, earlier this month announced that

India’s most popular services are becoming super apps

Truecaller, an app that helps users screen strangers and robocallers, will soon allow users in India, its largest market, to borrow up to a few hundred dollars. The crediting option will be the fourth

Hike unbundles its messaging app to reach India’s next wave of smartphone users

How do you compete with the world’s largest chat app in its strongest market? Hike, the Indian messaging app valued at more than $1 billion, is taking a unique approach to battling WhatsApp whic

Indian messaging app Hike acquires hardware startup Creo

India-based messaging app Hike is back on the acquisition trail after it picked up Creo, a hardware company that previously released smartphones, streaming devices and an operating system. The price o

Indian messaging app Hike may launch live-streaming following recent acquisition

Hike, the billion-dollar messaging app chasing WhatsApp in India, may be preparing to enter the live-streaming space following a recent acquisition. The company, which is backed by Chinese internet gi

Hike beats WhatsApp to launching messenger app payments in India

India-focused mobile messaging service Hike landed funding from Tencent last year, and today it took a major step to emulating the Chinese firm’s WeChat app with the introduction of mobile payme

Fresh from raising $175M, Indian chat app Hike clones Snapchat

In its first act since raising $175 million from Chinese internet giant Tencent in August, India-based messaging app Hike has become the latest to clone Snapchat.

India’s WhatsApp rival Hike raises $175M led by Tencent at a $1.4B valuation

India has a new tech unicorn. Hike, a four-year-old messaging app, today announced that it has closed $175 million in funding led by new investors Tencent and Foxconn. The Series D round values the co

Hike Adds Quora And Automattic Founders To Its Roster Of Investors

Hike, the Indian messaging app competing with global giants like WhatsApp, is adding a quartet of Silicon Valley veterans as investors and advisors. These include Quora co-founder and chief executive

Indian Messaging App Hike Rolls Out Free Voice-Calling Before WhatsApp

Just three weeks after announcing the acquisition of Zip Phone, India-based messaging app Hike has updated its Android app with a voice-calling feature. When Hike bought Y Combinator-backed Zip Phone,

Indian Messaging App Hike Acquires YC-Backed Zip Phone

Hike, a messaging app based in India, announced today that it has purchased Zip Phone, a Y Combinator-backed startup, for an undisclosed amount. This is Hike’s first acquisition. Zip Phone, which la

Indian Mobile Messaging App Hike Raises $14M In New Funding From BSB

Hike, a cross-platform messaging app based in India, announced that it has received $14 million in new funding from BSB, a joint venture between Hike's founder and SoftBank Corp. In a statement, Kavin

Hike, India’s Mobile Messaging Upstart, Expands Language Support & Adds Offline Messaging, Stickers & More To Fuel Growth

There's no room at the digital inn for more mobile messaging apps, but that's not stopping them crowding in. Hike, an Indian mobile messaging app that's only been around six months but has amassed mor