Kika Tech Brings Emojis + A.I. To Downtown San Jose

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Innovative Company Celebrates New Headquarters in San Pedro Square, January 11, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Kika Tech, an innovative, artificial intelligence (AI) technology company,
celebrates the grand opening of its new offices in San José’s historic San Pedro Square on
Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 3:00 pm.

The new offices, located at 8 North San Pedro Street, Suite 230, provide expanded space as the company continues to grow to meet worldwide consumer demand for its artificial intelligence (AI) platform that enhances how people engage and interact. Kika Tech plans to hire 50 new employees in marketing, sales, engineering and other positions.

“We proudly welcome the innovative team at Kika Tech to the growing list of global tech
companies that now call Downtown San Jose home,” said Mayor Sam Liccardo. “I congratulate Kika Tech on their expansion and look forward to seeing all of their employees taking advantage of the vibrancy of Downtown San Jose.”

“Kika Tech moved headquarters from Beijing to San Jose based on the economic impact,
proximity to technology, and hiring talent,” said Tami Zhu, General Manager, Kika Tech.
“Residing here accelerates bringing our Artificial Intelligence offerings to partners and
consumers globally.”

Kika Tech’s U.S. expansion builds upon what has been a momentous year that included product awards at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). In addition, the company just appointed seasoned business executive Tami Zhu as general manager, whose extensive AI background will lead the company into its next phase of growth. Ms. Zhu’s experience will be leveraged to further Kika’s AI initiatives along with marketing, business development, results measurements, and attracting top talent.

About Kika Tech
Kika Tech’s goal is to make everyday interactions more engaging and fun. Integrating into smart devices, Kika Tech’s emoji-rich and deep-learning-enabled keyboard enhances self-expression that goes beyond mobile platforms. By leveraging artificial intelligence, Kika Tech enriches the emotional connection between individuals in the technology-driven world. Kika Tech has secured $63M in funding and struck key strategic partnerships with global sports franchises (Real Madrid C.F., FC Barcelona), mobile manufacturers (Samsung, Huawei, and ZTE), movie studios (20th Century Fox, Warner Bros.), and leading GIF provider, GIPHY.

About San José Office of Economic Development
The San José Office of Economic Development is committed to a vital, competitive San José
economy that increases prosperity for people and companies. OED guides the city’s economic strategy, provides assistance for business success, connects employers with trained workers, and provides art and cultural resources to our community. For more information, go to

About the City of San José
Known as the Capital of Silicon Valley, San José is the nation’s tenth largest city and the largest city in Northern California, with an ethnically diverse population of more than 1 million. San José was founded in 1777, once served as the state capital of California, and now encompasses 180 square miles. Facts about San José can be found here:

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