Kavin Bharti Mittal is the Founder & CEO at Hike Messenger - the only homegrown IM App. Hike Messenger is a venture of BSB, a JV between Bharti Enterprises and SoftBank Corp, focused on the mobile-internet space. Kavin is an extreme tech-enthusiast and has been actively involved in the start-up community having founded a start-up of his own.
In December 2012, Kavin launched BSB's first mobile app - Hike, a free messaging app. Today, Hike has over 35 Million users of which, over 50% users are active. Close to 90% of its users is from India; and are under the age of 25.
Kavin's entrepreneurial journey began at an early age of 20 when he founded AppSpark to explore the possibilities in the mobile apps space. In 2009, AppSpark launched ‘Movies Now’ in partnership with movietickets.com, a mobile app that would go on to change the way consumers bought movie tickets on the go. His determination to build services with a great user experience and immense focus on design led Movies Now to be recognized by Apple as 'One of the 10 Essential Movie Goer Apps' for the iPhone.
Kavin completed his Masters in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Management (MEng) from Imperial College, London. While at Imperial College, Kavin interned at a few of the world's top companies such as McLaren Racing, Google & Goldman Sachs.