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.

Mission

Make learning awesome! We want to improve education all over the world and help everyone – of any age, aptitude or circumstance – unleash the magic of learning. Our vision is to build the leading learning platform in the world.

Instead of looking down into their textbooks or devices, learners in schools, offices and other social settings are encouraged to look up while playing and connect with each other. For us, engagement is about unlocking everyone’s potential.

See how Kahoot! is played around the world:

History

Kahoot! was founded in 2012 by Morten Versvik, Johan Brand, and Jamie Brooker who, in a joint project with the Norwegian University of Technology and Science (NTNU), teamed up with Professor Alf Inge Wang, and were later joined by Norwegian 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 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. 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.

Values

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.

Team

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 100+ people, fortunate to be located in some of the most exciting tech hubs in the world – Oslo (Norway), London (UK), Austin (USA), Palo Alto (USA), Paris (France), and Helsinki (Finland).

Read more about what it’s like to work at Kahoot! and see our current job openings.

Kahoot! team photo 2019

Key numbers

2B players since launch

More than 2 billion players have played on the Kahoot! platform cumulatively since we launched it in 2013. Kahoot! had 1.1 billion participating players so far in 2019.

200+ countries

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

60M 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 2018.

97% of Fortune 500

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

200M games played

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

5M teachers

hosted a kahoot in the last 12 months

Half of US teachers and students

hosted or played a kahoot in the last 12 months.

$85M investment

Kahoot! has raised $85 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.