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Parents cannot automatically view their child's Kik communications remotely from another device, but instead must have the password to their child's user account and view the communications on the same device used by their child.
Users could register an account and would be assigned a number, like a phone number, for others to be able to contact them (users could also provide handles).
The funding was from Valiant Capital Partners, Millennium Technology Value Partners, and SV Angel.
By this time, Kik had raised a total of .5 million.
On August 16, 2015, Kik received a million investment from Chinese Internet giant Tencent, the parent company of the popular Chinese messaging service We Chat.
The investment earned the company a billion dollar valuation.