Hike, a New Delhi, India-based mobile messaging app, closed a $14m funding.
The investor was BSB, a joint venture between Bharti and SoftBank Corp.
Led by Kavin Bharti Mittal, Creator, Hike Hike provides a free cross-platform messaging app that allows users to connect with those without smartphones via Free Hike2SMS. Launched in December 2012, the messenger crossed 15M users in February, having grown 3 times in just 9 months.
Hike is available globally on iOS, Android, Blackberry, WP, S40, S60.
This round followed a first funding of $7m in April 2013.