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Our mission is to empower brands using Chinese social media.

Social media should be fun and timely. We’ve created a system that makes managing your Chinese social media easier and reliable for everyone involved.

Our Story

March 2013
We discovered how difficult it was for brands to broadcast social media in China, so KAWO was founded with the goal to make it easier for brands to enter the market. We took an off-site trip and discussed the value of content and social media to help our customers learn more about China.
September 2013
We launched the beta version of KAWO, allowing global brands to simulate their tweets into China with our team translating the content. The launch was followed by an interview with Bloomberg that was seen by millions. The first few clients started rolling in and we were away!
March 2014
We made a major pivot and moved away from offering translations to small businesses, instead becoming the go-to destination for social media management in China.
August 2014
The first version of the product without translation was shipped. A complete management tool of inspiration, basic scheduling, and publishing. After this we continued to enhance stability in publishing and inspiration.
February 2015
V5 was rolled out, accompanied by a new suite of planning features, edging towards revolutionizing Chinese social media planning and publishing.
June 2015
KAWO Protect is released to let you know when you use sensitive words or sentences due to China’s censorship and links that don’t work in the mainland.
August 2015
Mac Desktop App is released to keep users in the loop of their social media activity and keep track of team’s communication.
November 2015
We release our first version of WeChat publishing, making it possible to schedule WeChat posts through KAWO. We later release WeChat analytics to help you keep track of your fans engagement.
February 2016
KAWO for startups: we really value being a part of the energetic startup community and start offering 1 year free to startup companies.
March 2016
BETA 'Intelligent Scheduling' feature for Weibo is released to help users get the best engagement according to the time they post.

Advisory

Richard Robinson

Richard has been involved with 8 startups since coming to China in 1996. having founded five companies in the mobile internet space.

Wei Zhou

Wei is CEO and Founder of Xnode, a co-working space and startup accelerator, and is in partnership with TechCrunch China and Google in China.

Kai Hong

Kai is Founder and CEO of iBabymap, a leading e-commerce services platform for K9 in China. He received his MBA from The Wharton School.

Co-Founders

Andrew Collins CEO

Andrew loves entrepreneurship and working with great people. When he's not travelling or playing tennis, he's reading enough to stay one step ahead of the next guy.

Alex Duncan Product Lead

Alex has a passion for user experience and drives our product vision. When not crafting pixels or writing code he is most likely to be found cycling.

Brian van Damme CTO

The office tinfoil hat wearer, Brian started 'hacking stuff' in his early teens creating social tools. He now focuses on taking KAWO's engineering to the next level.