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A Hyperconnected Humanity Free From Loneliness

2020

Hakuna Live reached 10 million downloads globally

Hakuna Live reached 10 million downloads globally

Azar hit 500 million downloads

Azar hit 500 million downloads

Established new overseas office in Germany

Established new overseas office in Germany

2019

Azar reached 400 million downloads globally

Azar reached 400 million downloads globally

Hakuna Live was launched with its subsidiary based in Japan

Hakuna Live was launched with its subsidiary based in Japan

Established new overseas office in Bangalore, India

Established new overseas office in Bangalore, India

2018

Azar reached 200 million downloads globally

Azar reached 200 million downloads globally

Established 4 new overseas offices (Turkey, Gurgaon/India, UAE, Egypt)

Established 4 new overseas offices (Turkey, Gurgaon/India, UAE, Egypt)

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

Azar reached 100 million downloads globally

Azar reached 100 million downloads globally

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 the world's first mobile version of WebRTC

Developed the world's first mobile version of WebRTC

Azar was released

Azar was released

Seed funding ($2M, Altos Ventures)

Seed funding ($2M, Altos Ventures)