Hike is an Indian AI-led startup that is committed to building a new social future.

Hike enables its users to access group chats, pin important messages, send and receive attachments, and connect on both online and offline modes.

Hike was launched on 12 December 2012 by Kavin Bharti Mittal. The company is based in New Delhi, Delhi, India.


Hike offers two unique products, Hike Sticker Chat & WinZO. Through Hike Sticker Chat, an expression platform, the company aims to reduce people’s dependency on the keyboard. It has also led an investment in WinZO, India’s online arcade platform.


Hike is creating contextual experiences by making sense of chat in different Indian languages. The company's computer vision technology is reinventing audio and visual communication.


hike is backed by Tencent, Foxconn, Tiger Global, Softbank, Bharti Enterprises, and others. The company raised $175M in its Series D round on Aug 16, 2021. This brings Hike's total funding to $261M to date. The Series D round valued Hike at $1.4B post-money.



  • Year founded: 2012
  • Funding Info: $261M over 5 Rounds (Last Funding Type: Series D)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 201-500
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $1.4B as of Aug 16, 2016
  • City/Town: New Delhi
  • State: Delhi
  • Country: India
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