TypePrivate startup
IndustryMarketing software
  • Adam Marchick
  • Jacob Taylor
Defunct2019; 3 years ago (2019)
United States
ProductsPush Notifications, In-App Messages, Email

Kahuna Inc. was a software startup that made mobile marketing automation software for companies. It provided tools and services for mobile applications to market their apps through mobile messaging channels, including push notifications, in-app messages, and email.[1] The company was headquartered in Redwood City, California.

Kahuna was founded in 2012 by Adam Marchick and Jacob Taylor, founding CTO of SugarCRM. The company received $2 million in seed funding in October 2013 from SoftTech VC, Costanoa Venture Capital, Chamath Palihapitiya, Tim Kendall, Lee Linden, Raj De Datta, Omar Siddiqui, David Vivero, among others.[2][3] In February 2014, Kahuna received $11 million in Series A funding from Sequoia Capital and SoftTech VC.[4][5][6] In August 2015, Kahuna raised $45 million in a Series B round of funding, led by Tenaya Capital.[7]

In early 2019, the company closed down all operations, and its main website was inaccessible as of May 2019[8]