Founded Year

2011

Stage

Series B | Alive

Total Raised

$27.35M

Last Raised

$17M | 2 yrs ago

About iKala

iKala is an AI-driven marketing technology company developing performance marketing technologies that help advertisers and marketers. The company operates Shoplus, a one-dashboard AI-powered online tool tailored to meet social sellers' needs; KOL Radar, a social analytics platform that helps advertisers and brands search for KOLs; GCP.expert, a Google Cloud Premier Partner; StraaS, a platform that helps users build their own AI-integrated video applications; CloudAD, a ROAS-based creative automation platform that helps advertisers market their eCommerce sites more efficiently; and LIVEhouse.in, a platform that allows people to set up their own live broadcasting channel on the platform and interact with viewers.

iKala Headquarter Location

10F, No, No. 41, Dongxing Road Xinyi District

Taipei, 110,

Taiwan

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  • Shoplus

    Shoplus is an AI social selling service targeting SEA and Taiwan social commerce merchants. Based on its cutting-edge AI technologies including NLP, DS CV, and a human-centered product design mindset, Shoplus provides a one-stop solution including AI-Live Sell, AI-Chatbot, AI-Messenger Plug-in, and order management system for both enterprises and SMEs to business level and individual social commerce merchants across multi-devices anywhere anytime. We help our customers to seize evolving consumer behaviors and turn their social media into a customer engagement and online selling hub.

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    Unlike other competitors providing solo features, Shoplus is an all-in-one solution incorporating customer service, CRM, and order management, saving customers time to integrate systems and collect … 

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E-Commerce

301 items

Companies that are a subset of e-commerce that introduce social elements into the online purchasing experience. This includes peer-to-peer selling, group buying, influencer networks (including influencer marketing agencies), and technology that enables social selling.

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Artificial Intelligence

8,694 items

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iKala Patents

iKala has filed 1 patent.

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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

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7/10/2013

Watermarking, Digital watermarking, Circulating currencies, Digital rights management, Mobile operating systems

Application

Application Date

7/10/2013

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Watermarking, Digital watermarking, Circulating currencies, Digital rights management, Mobile operating systems

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Application

Latest iKala News

Taiwan’s Government-backed AI Company iKala Supports Japanese Brands Succeed in Taiwan with Data-driven Influencer Marketing

Oct 19, 2021

Intellasia East Asia News 19-Oct-2021 Intellasia | PR Newswire Asia | 12:15 PM TAIPEI, Oct. 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- iKala , Asia's leading Human-Centered AI company headquartered in Taiwan, announced plans to expand its footprint in Japan at today's Taiwan NEXT BIG Award Ceremony while receiving the honour from President Tsai Ing-Wen. With its data-driven AI influencer marketing service KOL Radar , iKala aims to enable Japanese brands and D2C companies to accelerate their cross-border marketing efforts in the Taiwan market. iKala Co-Founder & CEO Sega Cheng Received An Honour from President Tsai Ing-Wen at The Taiwan NEXT BIG Award Ceremony Today The ability to innovate through digital technologies and reinvent social marketing strategies with influencers reached a new level of urgency in Japan and Taiwan after COVID-19. According to Influencer MarketingHub, the influencer marketing industry is set to grow to approximately $13.8 Billion in 2021, and 75% of companies with a standalone budget for content marketing will dedicate a portion to influencer marketing this year. "Japan has long been one of Taiwan's most important trade and investment partners. With high cultural familiarity and social media penetration, hiring influencers is a great way to help Japanese brands take off their marketing efforts and build trust with Taiwanese consumers," said Sega Cheng, Co-Founder & CEO, iKala. "Our vision is to organize the world's influencer information with AI and use a data-driven approach to help businesses make an impact with effective influencer marketing. We're thrilled to open our Tokyo office and dedicate ourselves to helping more Japanese brands succeed in Taiwan." According to Nielsen, almost 75% of Taiwanese consumers' buying decisions will be influenced by KOLs. iKala KOL Radar's data shows that the top five popular social content types in Taiwan are Food, Travel, Makeup, Gaming and Outfit & Fashion. Consumers want to see these services and products every day when browsing through their social media accounts. It offers an excellent opportunity for brands to start the conversation and build trust with influencer marketing. With the rise of micro and nano influencers in these two years, influencer marketing has evolved and became more complex in finding the right KOLs, developing effective content and evaluating the results. iKala's KOL Radar is Taiwan's first AI KOL data marketing platform that integrated real-time data analysis, a recommendation engine, and a full-scale service team to smoothly help brands land in Taiwan. KOL Radar now has over 55,000 Taiwanese influencer data. iKala has established an office in Tokyo with the launch of iKala KOL Radar in Japan. The company is committed to reinventing how Japanese brands and companies use KOLs and boost their cross-border marketing efforts and sales performance with effective influencer marketing programs for awareness building and sales conversion. iKala will roll out more consumer analytic and MarTech solutions to Japan in the near future. Media Contact:

  • When was iKala founded?

    iKala was founded in 2011.

  • Where is iKala's headquarters?

    iKala's headquarters is located at 10F, No, No. 41, Dongxing Road, Taipei.

  • What is iKala's latest funding round?

    iKala's latest funding round is Series B.

  • How much did iKala raise?

    iKala raised a total of $27.35M.

  • Who are the investors of iKala?

    Investors of iKala include Hotung Investment Holdings, Pacific Venture Partners, Wistron Digital Technology Holding Company, Cherubic Ventures and Gamania Digital Entertainment.

  • Who are iKala's competitors?

    Competitors of iKala include Appier.

  • What products does iKala offer?

    iKala's products include Shoplus and 1 more.

  • Who are iKala's customers?

    Customers of iKala include Unilever Philippines, Loonnystore and la roche posay.

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