With China fund­ing, mes­sag­ing app Kik joins uni­corns, looks to the fu­ture

The China Post - - WORLD BUSINESS -

Canada-based smart­phone mes­sag­ing ap­pli­ca­tion Kik said Tues­day it raised US$50 mil­lion from Chi­nese In­ter­net gi­ant Ten­cent, say­ing the two firms have a “shared vi­sion.”

The fund­ing vaults the firm launched by Univer­sity of Waterloo stu­dents into the so-called “uni­corn” club of star­tups with val­u­a­tions over

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