SAN FRANCISCO — With an estimated 60% share of 3rd party Android keyboard apps across the globe, Kika Tech announced the completion of a $33M series B+ funding. The series B+ funding was led by Cheetah Mobile and other investors including QianKunHanHai, China Prosperity Capital, and Five Stars Capital.
With the latest round of investment, Kika is now ready to increase expansion to top markets such as United States, India, Brazil, and Mexico, where the company had secured the largest market share within less then two years.
Kika’s core product Kika Keyboard, available in the Google Play Store, has secured over 150 million downloads and 50 million active monthly users in less than 2 years. The keyboard is the most downloaded 3rd-party keyboard in the Google Play store and has given others tough competition with its range of emojis, top engine, and customization features among others.
Commenting on the new round of funding, Bill Hu, Co-founder and CEO of Kika Tech, said, “The new investments will enable Kika to fasten our strategic plan of localization and secure new growth in our major markets including United States, India, Brazil, andMexico, etc. We are also now ready to extend our product line and strengthen our investment in the research and development in robots, voice engine, automobiles and other smart devices’ input interaction, so as to continue our efforts in building the largest next-generation keyboard globally.”