Zip Phone, founded in the US by Anuj Jain, offers a voice-calling app that works globally. The company was part of the 2014 summer batch list of the prestigious Y Combinator, a US-based seed accelerator that also picks up equity stakes in start-ups.
Hike Messenger founder & CEO Kavin Mittal said: “From day one, we have strongly believed we can bring India online through communication. With this acquisition, we take another step towards that mission. Zip Phone’s technology will allow us to bring free voice calling to the market much faster. Incidentally, this is one of the features most requested by our users. We cannot wait to launch this on Hike.”