About us

Hi, we are Kahoot! We are on a mission to unlock the deepest potential of each and every learner, of all ages and in all contexts, and we do that by making learning fun, magical, inclusive, engaging and shareable through games.

We want to improve education all over the world and help everyone – of any age, aptitude or circumstance – unleash the magic of learning.

Our founding principles are Social, Play and Learning. Driven by our mission, we’ve built a game-based platform that creates an emotional, playful, engaging and truly social learning environment. Instead of looking down into their textbooks or devices, learners are encouraged to look up while playing and connect with each other – we call it a ‘campfire moment’.

For us, engagement is about unlocking everyone’s potential. It means bringing that student from the back of the class to the front and letting everyone become the classroom superhero.

How it all started

So, where did the Kahoot! journey start? A few years ago, several talented entrepreneurs with fire in their belly – Johan Brand, Jamie Brooker and Morten Versvik – put their heads together to make learning awesome. In a joint project with the Norwegian University of Technology and Science, they teamed up with Professor Alf Inge Wang, and were later joined by Norwegian entrepreneur Åsmund Furuseth.

Kahoot! has been around since 2013. Our birthday is dated March 2013 when Kahoot! was launched in private beta 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 really.

The K!rew

We believe in giving our Kahoot!’ers the ability to exercise autonomy, mastery, and purpose – and we apply the same principles to our company organisation. 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, fortunate to be located in some of the most exciting tech hubs in the world – Oslo (Norway), London (UK) and Austin (USA).

Kahoot! team photo


Key facts and numbers:

70M monthly active users

Kahoot! reached more than 70 million unique monthly active users at the end of 2017. 42 million (60%) are in the United States.

2B players since launch

More than 2 billion players have played on the Kahoot! platform cumulatively since we launched it in 2013.

Played in all 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.

1M corporate users

Kahoot! is used in different settings beyond classrooms and has a million corporate users. As of October 2018, 97% of Fortune 500 companies use Kahoot!.

$60M investment

Kahoot! has raised $60 million in funding from Datum AS, Creandum, Northzone, Microsoft Ventures and Nordic institutional investors.