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1400A Seaport Blvd
Redwood Shores, CA 94063
Website Company Summary Management Team

CEO: Sameer Patel (8/16/2016)
Finance: Ron Ablaza (1/31/2015)
Technology: Mihir Nanavati (2/29/2016) ; Fayyaz Younas (12/31/2014) ; Jacob Taylor (5/31/2012)
Sales/Marketing: Julie Ginches
Customer Service: David Verhaag

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) Omar Hamoui (Sequoia Capital Partner) Adam Marchick (Kahuna Chairman) Benjamin A. Boyer (Tenaya Capital Managing Director)

Business description: Kahuna is a pioneer in marketing automation for the mobile era. We enable a new level of authentic engagement between brands and their customers through personalized experiences across all customer touchpoints—web, email, mobile, and social. Powered by big data and machine learning, we help create delightful experiences for every customer with the perfect message, delivered on the right channel, at just the right time. Kahuna is trusted by Yelp,, The Weather Channel, and hundreds of other leading brands. Headquartered in Silicon Valley and with offices in New York, Kahuna was founded in 2012 and is funded by Sequoia Capital, SoftTech VC, Tenaya Capital, and others.
Customers include: Blue NileOverstock.comRdioSeatGeekThe Weather ChannelTumblrYahoo!Yelp;  8Tracks;  DraftKings;  Rent The Runway;  The Hearst Corporation

Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Aug 2015   Feb 2014
Capital raised: 58.0M
Last Round: 45.0M
Ownership: Private  
VCs include: Diamondhead VenturesSequoia CapitalOVP Venture Partners;  Zap Ventures;  Uncork CapitalTenaya Capital Costanoa Ventures;  Promus Ventures

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Record updated: Feb 2016
Sector: Communications
Year Founded: 2012
Headcount: 51-75 as of Apr 2017
Rounds: 3
Recent Fundings: Aug 2015   Feb 2014
Capital Raised: 58.0M
Last Round: 45.0M
Ownership: Private