Waterloo, Canada – Kik, the provider of a real-time,
cross-platform instant messaging service, announced on Monday that it has
raised $8 million in its first round of funding.

Investors included RRE
Ventures, Spark Capital and Union Square Ventures.

Waterloo, Canada-based Kik launched
its service four months ago, attracted more than one million users in the first
15 days; the service now counts more than 3 million users.

The company today also released
a new version of its Kik Messenger today for iOS and Android devices, which
features real-time group chat and picture sharing.


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