Hike is a social messaging platform building for the incredibly vast and diverse Indian market. Our Mission is to reduce people's dependency on the keyboard. In a country like India with 20+ languages and dialects, the input is a big problem and we are aiming to solve that with Stickers as the foundation. How do we deliver the Right Sticker at the Right Time in the Right Conversation? Think Machine Learning, Infinite Content Creation and Voice all coming together to re-invent communication for a market like India.
We are based out of Delhi. Over the years we’ve acquired a user base of over 100 million users, 90% of whom are between the age of 15-24 years. On average, Hike’s highly engaged user base spends over 30 min per user per day on the platform.
We also are extremely thoughtful about how we operate the company. An example of some of our top Operating Values are as follows:
We’re like a pro sports team, not a family and definitely not a kid’s recreational team. Every single player on the team has a role to play that they’re best at. The characteristics we follow are:
Always work backward from what the customers want. Talking to customers, for example, is a great way to get out of our heads and put all the theories running wild in our minds to test.
Obsess over this. Simplify, simplify, simplify. This is key to shipping things out there quickly. This allows us to keep the speed of iteration incredibly fast and users also get quicker updates at high quality.
Just keep moving and aim for the 1% improvements every day. Hustle.
Hike, an app made with love in India, is on a mission to build products that people love. We’re simplifying how people connect with others and will change the way they interact with content and services on mobile. Launched globally in Dec ‘12 by Founder and CEO - Kavin Bharti Mittal, we have over 100 million users who exchange 40 billion messages per month on the platform. We’ve raised over $250M+ from investors such as Foxconn, Tencent, Bharti, Softbank and Tiger Global and are a fast moving, data driven culture that allows us to build things at scale quickly in an iterative fashion.
A perfect place if you’re enthusiastic about building products that solve complex, real problems, at scale.