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A Hyperconnected Humanity Free From Loneliness

2021

Azar reaches 100 billion cumulative matches

Azar reaches 100 billion cumulative matches

Hyperconnect starts enterprise business

Hyperconnect starts enterprise business

Singletown by SLIDE  was released

Singletown by SLIDE was released

2020

Top 10 in 60 countries based on the Apple App Store social network in December 2020

Top 10 in 60 countries based on the Apple App Store social network in December 2020

4th place in all non-game apps in Europe on Google Play in 2020

4th place in all non-game apps in Europe on Google Play in 2020

Ranked 6th in global non-game app revenue on Google Play in 2020

Ranked 6th in global non-game app revenue on Google Play in 2020

2019

Hakuna Live was launched with its subsidiary based in Japan

Hakuna Live was launched with its subsidiary based in Japan

4th place in all non-game apps in Europe on Google Play in 2020

4th place in all non-game apps in Europe on Google Play in 2020

2018

Ranked 9th in top apps based on all-time user spending in October of 2018, on App Annie (according to Google)

Ranked 9th in top apps based on all-time user spending in October of 2018, on App Annie (according to Google)

Selected as one of Forbes' Top 10 Korean Start-ups in 2018

Selected as one of Forbes' Top 10 Korean Start-ups in 2018

Sang-il Ahn, Hyperconnect's CEO, won the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

Sang-il Ahn, Hyperconnect's CEO, won the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award

2017

Japanese subsidiary founded (MOVEFAST Company)

Japanese subsidiary founded (MOVEFAST Company)

2016

Development of world's first real-time voice translation function for use in a communication environment (Partnered with Google)

Development of world's first real-time voice translation function for use in a communication environment (Partnered with Google)

Established Singapore subsidiary

Established Singapore subsidiary

2015

Azar's first Google Play global feature (in over 56 countries)

Azar's first Google Play global feature (in over 56 countries)

Series A funding ($8.6M, Altos Ventures, SoftBank)

Series A funding ($8.6M, Altos Ventures, SoftBank)

2014

Hyperconnect founded

Hyperconnect founded

Developed one of the world's first mobile version of WebRTC

Developed one of the world's first mobile version of WebRTC

Azar was released

Azar was released

Seed funding ($2M, Altos Ventures)

Seed funding ($2M, Altos Ventures)