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Educational quiz platform Kahoot claims 70 million users, up 75% YoY

Norway-based educational quiz startup Kahoot has announced that it now has 70 million monthly active users (MAUs).

The company claimed 40 million users last year, so this news means the company has grown its active user base by a hefty 75 percent year-on-year.

Above: Kahoot’s growth since launch in 2013

Founded out of Oslo in 2011, Kahoot encourages teachers to play “quizmaster” with their students by creating quizzes and projecting them onto a whiteboard. Students can answer multiple-choice questions from their own device on whatever subject the teacher wishes. Creators can also make their quizzes available in a public library for anyone around the world to access.

The company has raised around $26 million in funding, the majority of which arrived via a $20 million series A round last July which ushered in Microsoft Ventures as an investor.

Big in the U.S.A

Kahoot has been taking the U.S. by storm for a number of years, and was recently listed as fifth most popular tool in K-12 schools in an ed-tech study.  According to the company, of its 70 million monthly users, 60 percent — or 42 milllion — are in the U.S. And it said that more than half of all U.S. K-12 students use Kahoot each month.

The company launched a number of new products last year, including Kahoot Studio, which is basically a library of curated Kahoot game collections aimed at K-12 teachers and students. It later rolled out native mobile apps for Android and iOS, and a new premium subscription service aimed at the corporate training sector.

“2017 was a pivotal year for the company, with the launch of Kahoot Studio, Kahoot Plus, and the brand new Kahoot mobile app, not to mention major improvements we have made to our core platform,” noted Kahoot CEO Erik Harrell.

“Our goal is clearly to continue with this momentum in 2018,” he added.

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