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Kavin Bharti Mittal: Founder and CEO of hike messenger

Kavin Bharti Mittal,founder and CEO of hike Messenger

Kavin Bharti Mittal is an Internet entrepreneur and is the founder and CEO of Hike Messenger, the world’s sixth-largest mobile messaging application.

Kavin Bharti Mittal worked as an intern at McLaren Racing, Google and Goldman Sachs while studying in London. While interning at McLaren Racing, he helped them embed a technology, that would show the track flags on steering wheels. He founded an app company called AppSpark, while he was in his final year at college in 2008. He also set up a movie-ticketing application called MoviesNow for IOS, in collaboration with movietickets.com. The app received recognition from Apple as ‘One of the 10 Essential Movie Goer Apps’. He also developed an Foodster to suggest popular items on the menu, while visiting a restaurant.

Kavin Bharti Mittal founded Hike Messenger on 12 December 2012. Hike received initial funding of $21 million from Bharti Softbank and $65 million from Tiger Global. Other Investors in Hike include Adam D’Angelo, Ruchi Sanghvi and Matt Mullenweg. Within 3 years, Hike has grown to become the largest Indian internet company by users—with a tally of 100 million users. By July 2014, it was the most downloaded application on both the India Apple app store and the Google Play store for Android devices.

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