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Kakao Corp (Kakao) is an information technology service provider. It is engaged in providing content distribution services, messaging platforms and communication services. The company provides services related to communication, media and content platforms, lifestyle, fintech and search services. It also offers services such as mobile messaging (Kakao Talk), music (Melon), e-mail (Daum Mail), gaming (Kakao Games), and news (Daum News), cooking (Daum Cook), Daum movie, Daum shopping, among others. It also provides search platforms including Daum Search and KaKao Talk Sharp Search. Kakao Corp is headquartered in Jeju-si, South Korea.

Headquarters South Korea

Address 242, Cheomdan-Ro, Jeju City, 63309


Telephone 82 2 15773321
No of Employees 2,474

Industry Technology and Communications

Ticker Symbol & Exchange 035720 (SEO)
Revenue (2020) $3.5B 35.4% (2020 vs 2019)

EPS XXX

Net Income (2020) XXX 151.7% (2020 vs 2019)

Market Cap* $46.4B

Net Profit Margin (2020) XXX 138.2% (2020 vs 2019)

* As of and is in US$

Products and Services

Services
Communication
Media and Content
Games
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History

History section provides information on new products, mergers, acquisitions, expansions, approvals, and many more key events.

Year Event Description
2021 Acquisitions/Mergers/Takeovers In November, the company agreed to acquire 20% stake in Humanscape.
2021 Acquisitions/Mergers/Takeovers In May, the company agreed to acquire Radish for US$440 million.
2021 Acquisitions/Mergers/Takeovers In April, the company agreed to acquire Zigzag.
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Competitor Comparison

Key Parameters Kakao Corp Coupang Inc Naver Corp Nexon Co Ltd Line Corp
Headquarters South Korea South Korea South Korea Japan Japan
City Jeju City Seoul Seongnam Minato-Ku Shinjuku
State/Province - - - Tokyo Tokyo
No. of Employees 2,474 50,000 2,397 6,288 6,998
Entity Type Public Public Public Public Private
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Executives
Name Position Board Since Age
Brian Kim Chairman Executive Board - -
Mason Yeo Co-Chief Executive Officer; Executive Vice President - Kakao Advertising; Director Executive Board 2020 -
Sean Joh Co- Chief Executive Officer; Executive Vice President - Kakao Brand Design; Head - Kakao Community Brand Center Executive Board 2020 -
Seok Yun Director Non Executive Board - -
Sejung Choi Director Non Executive Board - -
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