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AZB, Platinum, Latham & Watkins, Sidley Austin act on Hike's $175 million fundraise from Tencent, Foxconn - Bar & Bench;

AZB, Platinum, Latham & Watkins, Sidley Austin act on Hike's $175 million fundraise from Tencent, Foxconn - Bar & Bench

Bar & BenchAZB, Platinum, Latham & Watkins, Sidley Austin act on Hike's $175 million fundraise from Tencent, FoxconnBar & BenchIndian messenger app Hike has raised $175 million from Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd and Foxconn Technology Group of Taiwan. AZB & Partners acted for Hike through a team headed by Partner Rachit Bahl and including Senior Associates ...and more »

How Hike is shaping up to be more than instant messaging - Hindu Business Line;

How Hike is shaping up to be more than instant messaging - Hindu Business Line

Hindu Business LineHow Hike is shaping up to be more than instant messagingHindu Business LineFrom starting off as a chatting app, Hike, with its $175 million funding is now metamorphosing into a digital hub that can offer everything from discount coupons to news, as it seeks its next 100 million users. At the Koramangala office, there is a ...and more »

Hike Messenger raises $175 million at $1.4 billion valuation - Scroll.in

Hike Messenger raises $175 million at $1.4 billion valuationScroll.inThe funding round, led by Tencent, has led the messaging service and parent company, Hike Ltd., to achieve the coveted 'unicorn' status. Scroll Staff. Published Aug 17, 2016. Updated Jan 03, 2017. Hike Messenger raises $175 million at $1.4 billion ...and more »

Lo And Behold, We Have A New Unicorn In Town - Entrepreneur;

Lo And Behold, We Have A New Unicorn In Town - Entrepreneur

EntrepreneurLo And Behold, We Have A New Unicorn In TownEntrepreneurMarking the 10th Indian unicorn, Hike Messenger joined the unicorn club after having raised a whooping $175 million. The Series D funding round was led by Tencent Holdings and Foxconn Technology, along with existing investors – Softbank, Bharti and ...and more »

Mobile Messaging: The Stakes Have Been 'Hiked' - iamwire;

Mobile Messaging: The Stakes Have Been 'Hiked' - iamwire

iamwireMobile Messaging: The Stakes Have Been 'Hiked'iamwireWith a USD 175 million fundraise, Hike messenger has just upped the game in the mobile messaging market. Loaded with cash and backed by the global bigwigs which include Bharti, Softbank, Tiger Global and now Tencent, the app is gunning for the pole ...and more »

China's Tencent invests in India's WhatsApp rival Hike - South China Morning Post;

China's Tencent invests in India's WhatsApp rival Hike - South China Morning Post

South China Morning PostChina's Tencent invests in India's WhatsApp rival HikeSouth China Morning PostThe download page for the Hike Messenger chat application – a competitor to WhatsApp. Photo: Bloomberg. Hike Messenger became India's newest internet unicorn after securing a round of funding at a valuation of almost US$1.4 billion from investors ...and more »

Chinese Company to Invest $175 Mln Into Indian Rival to WhatsApp - Sputnik International;

Chinese Company to Invest $175 Mln Into Indian Rival to WhatsApp - Sputnik International

Sputnik InternationalChinese Company to Invest $175 Mln Into Indian Rival to WhatsAppSputnik InternationalChinese firm Tencent and Foxconn decided to invest 175 million dollars in India's homegrown messenger service “Hike.” It is one of largest capital injections ever for an Indian internet project. Following this investment, Hike is now valued close to 1 ...and more »

With $175 Million In Funding, Hike Messenger Enters The $1 Billion Unicorn Club - ScoopWhoop;

With $175 Million In Funding, Hike Messenger Enters The $1 Billion Unicorn Club - ScoopWhoop

ScoopWhoopWith $175 Million In Funding, Hike Messenger Enters The $1 Billion Unicorn ClubScoopWhoopHike Messenger has raised $175 million in a fresh round of funding led by Tencent Holdings and Foxconn Technology Group, joining the coveted 'unicorn' club of startups with a valuation of almost $1.4 billion. We have raised $175 million at an valuation ...and more »

India's Hike app gets fresh money and a key Chinese partner - BBC News;

India's Hike app gets fresh money and a key Chinese partner - BBC News

BBC NewsIndia's Hike app gets fresh money and a key Chinese partnerBBC NewsIndian messenger app Hike has won fresh money from investors and a key partner from China. The latest investment round now sees the company, a rival to Whatsapp, valued at $1.4bn (£767m). China's Tencent and Taiwan's Foxconn were the biggest ...and more »

Hike Messenger funding: Here's what you need to know about the new 'unicorn' member - The Indian Express

Hike Messenger funding: Here's what you need to know about the new 'unicorn' memberThe Indian ExpressThe recent round of funding is one of the biggest fund raises in the Indian Internet ecosystem. Hike Messenger is now valued close to $1.4 billion. By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:August 17, 2016 2:01 pm. hike-big11 Hike Messenger ...and more »

Hike shows funding not an uphill task, valued at $1.4 bn - Hindustan Times;

Hike shows funding not an uphill task, valued at $1.4 bn - Hindustan Times

Hindustan TimesHike shows funding not an uphill task, valued at $1.4 bnHindustan TimesKavin Bharti Mittal, son of Airtel's Sunil Mittal in his office in Gurgaon. His startup, Hike Messenger has raced to a $1.4 billion valuation within 3 years of inception.(HT Archive). Fittingly for someone who did his first internship with McLaren ...and more »

Hike Messenger crosses 100 million user base, valued at $1.4 bn - The Indian Express

Hike Messenger crosses 100 million user base, valued at $1.4 bnThe Indian ExpressIndia's homegrown messaging platform, Hike Messenger, has raised $175 million in a new round of funding led by Tencent Holdings and Foxconn Technology Group, valuing the company at nearly $1.4 billion. Hike has crossed 100 million users. As much as ...and more »

Zen Buddhism makes India's most privileged startup founder cool about being a billionaire's son - Quartz

Zen Buddhism makes India's most privileged startup founder cool about being a billionaire's sonQuartzOn Aug. 16, four-year-old instant messaging platform Hike Messenger announced that it had raised $175 million, at a valuation of $1.4 billion, becoming the latest entrant to the club of startups valued at over $1 billion. The round was led by Chinese ...and more »

Valued at $1.4 billion but still a long Hike to meet WhatsApp, WeChat - Zee Business;

Valued at $1.4 billion but still a long Hike to meet WhatsApp, WeChat - Zee Business

Zee BusinessValued at $1.4 billion but still a long Hike to meet WhatsApp, WeChatZee BusinessKavin Mittal, Founder and CEO of Hike Messenger at the launch of Hike Direct in New Delhi. Photo: IANS. By Collin Furtado. Updated: Wed, Aug 17, 2016 10:06 am. Mumbai, ZeeBiz WebDesk. Twitter · Facebook · GPlus. RELATED NEWS. Kavin Mittal's Hike ...and more »

Deals Buzz: Hike raises $175 million from Tencent, Foxconn - Livemint;

Deals Buzz: Hike raises $175 million from Tencent, Foxconn - Livemint

LivemintDeals Buzz: Hike raises $175 million from Tencent, FoxconnLivemintHike said that it has joined the billion-dollar valuation club by raising $175 million largely from Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings and Foxconn Technology Group of Taiwan. Photo: Bloomberg. Mumbai: Mint brings to you your daily dose of top ...and more »

How Kavin Mittal Hitched Hike to the Unicorn Club - Businessinsider India;

How Kavin Mittal Hitched Hike to the Unicorn Club - Businessinsider India

Businessinsider IndiaHow Kavin Mittal Hitched Hike to the Unicorn ClubBusinessinsider IndiaAt a time when start-ups are trying to stay away from devaluation, homegrown messaging app Hike Messenger announced its Series D funding round of $175 million at a valuation of $1.4 billion, in a round led by Tencent and Foxconn including existing ...and more »

Hike raises over US$175M led by Tencent and Foxconn to take on WhatsApp in India - e27 (press release) (blog);

Hike raises over US$175M led by Tencent and Foxconn to take on WhatsApp in India - e27 (press release) (blog)

e27 (press release) (blog)Hike raises over US$175M led by Tencent and Foxconn to take on WhatsApp in Indiae27 (press release) (blog)Hike, an instant messaging app owned and operated by Bharti SoftBank (a joint venture between Japan's SoftBank and India's Bharti Enterprises), has secured over US$175 million in Series D funding, led by Chinese Internet giant Tencent (owner of WeChat) ...and more »

India calling - Breakingviews;

India calling - Breakingviews

BreakingviewsIndia callingBreakingviewsWhatsApp rival Hike has joined a handful of local startups valued at over $1 bln with a fundraising led by China's Tencent and Taiwan's Foxconn. Even as global funding dries up, giants from the Far East are racing to dominate a market that offers ...and more »

With USD 175 Mn Funding, Hike Messenger Focuses On Expansion - CXOToday.com;

With USD 175 Mn Funding, Hike Messenger Focuses On Expansion - CXOToday.com

CXOToday.comWith USD 175 Mn Funding, Hike Messenger Focuses On ExpansionCXOToday.comHike Messenger, one of India's homegrown messaging platforms, announced the receipt of a USD175 million in Series-D funding, from the likes of Tencent Holdings and Foxconn Technology Group. The company, led by CEO Kavin Bharti Mittal, has ...and more »

Hike is India's newest unicorn - Financial Express;

Hike is India's newest unicorn - Financial Express

Financial ExpressHike is India's newest unicornFinancial ExpressIn a transaction that values it at $1.4 billion, mobile messaging app Hike Messenger on Tuesday said it has raised $175 million from a set of investors including Tencent Holdings and Foxconn Technologies Group. By: Anushree Bhattacharyya and Hita Gupta ...and more »