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6 Mar 2017

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Kahoot! reaches 1 billion players!

Today, we are proud to announce that Kahoot! has reached a staggering 1 billion cumulative participating players on our platform.

Yes – that is billion with a B!

This article was written by Erik Harrell, CEO in 2016-2018

One of the world’s fastest growing learning brands

2016 was an incredible year for Kahoot! We’re now one of the world’s fastest growing learning brands, used by millions of users each day in around 200 countries. Throughout the year, our community created, hosted and joined a breathtaking amount of content, in record numbers.

We are over the moon with the impact we are making on educators and students worldwide. In fact, in 2016 there were only six countries in the world where someone didn’t join a game of kahoot!

Take a look at some growth stats we have accomplished in since our beginnings in 2013:

  • We’ve reached 40 million monthly active users on our platform (60% growth from the same time last year), of which 67% are in the United States.
  • 110 million kahoots have been played on our platform so far, including from a library of 15 million public kahoots.
  • More than 2 million K-12 teachers in the U.S. have signed up for Kahoot and 21 million (more than third of) U.S. K-12 students use Kahoot! on a monthly basis.

Celebrating 1 billion kahoots

This spectacular growth is thanks to our awesome community of teachers, students and educators worldwide who believe in our platform and our mission to make learning awesome. In fact, Kahoot! is counted as one of the top 10 tools for education in the K-12 classroom in the U.S., according to the Center for Learning and Performance Technologies.

Since coming on board as the CEO of Kahoot! in September 2016, I am amazed at the sheer passion and drive from the community of educators and students, making Kahoot! a pop cultural phenomenon.

Our highest purpose is to help learners realize their deepest potential in classrooms and beyond and to create the most relevant global learning brand for today’s learners.

To further our mission to make learning awesome we are investing in the development of additional game formats, our mobile application, and new applications for brands, publishers and audiences in the Kahoot! game space. Our recently announced funding round will help us get there.

The billion player milestone couldn’t have happened at a better time. This week we will be present at one of the largest education events in the United States: the SXSWedu festival in Austin, TX from March 6 – 9, 2017.

If you happen to be at SXSWedu, stop by and meet us at the Kahoot! Lounge, Lonestar East Foyer, 3rd floor at the JW Marriott Hotel. Stay tuned as we announce future milestones and keep playing!

Inforgraphics of Kahoot!

About Kahoot!

Since its launch in 2013, Kahoot! has turned game-based learning into a pop culture phenomenon. The irreverent game platform now hosts over 40 million MAUs and a public library of over 15 million learning games, created and shared by fans in more than 200 countries. Kahoot! is on a mission to improve education globally, by unlocking the magic of learning for everyone — of any age, aptitude or circumstance.

Kahoot! is a global company with offices in London, Oslo and Austin and on the web at

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Take a look at Kahoot! being played around the globe:


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See the full PR here.

Download the infographic here.

Bio of Erik Harrell here.

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