About us

Hi, we are Kahoot! We are on a mission to make learning awesome. Our platform makes it easy to create, share and play learning games or trivia quizzes in minutes.


Make learning awesome!

To make learning awesome! At Kahoot!, we are all about lifelong learning. In life, we learn new skills through curiosity and play. By combining the two, in a fun and social way, we can unlock the learning potential within all of us, no matter the subject, age or ability.

Unleashing this potential within every learner is what drives us, which is why we are on a mission to make learning awesome. We do this by creating the most engaging and powerful experience, and through our vision of building the leading learning platform in the world.


Kahoot! was founded in 2012 by Morten Versvik, Johan Brand, and Jamie Brooker.

Kahoot! was founded in 2012 by Morten Versvik, Johan Brand, and Jamie Brooker who, in a joint project with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), teamed up with Professor Alf Inge Wang, and were later joined by entrepreneur Åsmund Furuseth. The technology is based on research conducted by Kahoot! co-founder Morten Versvik for his Master’s degree at NTNU, who was a student of Professor Wang’s at the time

Kahoot! was launched in private beta in March 2013 at SXSWedu. In September 2013, the beta was opened to the public, and it’s been quite a ride ever since!

Building a company with learning at its heart, we chose to address the classroom first, but it seems game-based learning is now a pop culture phenomenon! Today, the Kahoot! movement spans far beyond classrooms: it is played in business training sessions, at sporting and cultural events, or in any social and learning context, whether in-person or virtually. Read more about Kahoot! for schools and Kahoot! for business. In 2019, Kahoot!’s family of learning apps expanded with DragonBox, maker of award-winning apps for learning math, and Poio, acclaimed learn-to-read app for children.


We are playful

Play is the first language we learn. It’s how we discover the world and understand our place in it. When we make learning fun, we make it engaging for everyone.

We are curious

Curiosity is part of human nature, and it lies at the heart of all great endeavors. It’s what turns learners into amazing leaders — and keeps those leaders learning.

We are inclusive

We’re team players at Kahoot! and believe that no learner, or employee, should ever be left out. Kahoot! strives to ensure that everyone has the chance to succeed.


We’re a vibrant, diverse, hard-working bunch who are passionate about building something truly amazing, and have a lot of fun doing so! We are an international team of 125+ people, fortunate to be located in some of the most exciting tech hubs in the world – Oslo Norway; London; Paris; Helsinki; Austin, Texas and Palo Alto, California. 

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Key numbers

4.4B players since launch

More than 4 billion players have played on the Kahoot! platform cumulatively since we launched it in 2013. Kahoot! had 1.2 billion participating players in 2019.

200+ countries

Since its launch, Kahoot! has been played in all countries in the world. That’s global learning unleashed!

100M kahoot games

…and counting! Kahoot! lets you create a game for any subject, in any topic, any language in minutes.

20M corporate players

Kahoot! is used in different settings beyond classrooms and had 20 million participating players in organizations in 2019.

97% of Fortune 500

companies are playing Kahoot! for training, presentations, onboarding, events and more.

218M games played

The total number of Kahoot! games played around the world in the last 12 months.

6M+ teachers

hosted a kahoot in the last year.

Half of US teachers and students

hosted or played a kahoot in the last year.

$110M investment

Kahoot! has raised $110 million in total funding from Northzone, Creandum, M12 (formerly Microsoft Ventures), Datum Group, Accelerator Investments LLC (owned by Walt Disney Company), and Norwegian and international investors. Kahoot! was listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange’s Merkur Market on October 10, 2019. Read more on our investor relations page.