|Traded as||SEHK: 1337|
|Founded||1998San Diego, USin|
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Razer Inc. (stylized as R Λ Z Ξ R) is a global gaming hardware manufacturing company, esports and financial services provider established by Min-Liang Tan and Robert Krakoff. The company is currently headquartered in Irvine, California and Singapore.
Razer began as a San Diego based subsidiary of kärna LLC in 1998, created to develop and market a high-end computer gaming mouse, the Boomslang, targeted to computer gamers. Kärna ceased operations in 2000 due to financial issues. The current iteration of Razer was founded in 2005 by Min-Liang Tan, a Singaporean NUS graduate, and Robert Krakoff after they procured the rights to the Razer brand following a large investment from Hong Kong tycoon Li Ka-shing and Temasek Holdings. 
In January 2017, Razer bought manufacturer Nextbit, the startup behind the Robin smartphone. In November 2017, Razer unveiled the Razer Phone, its first smartphone. They announced the Razer Phone 2 in October 2018.
In July 2017, Razer filed to go public through an IPO in Hong Kong. In October of the same year, it was confirmed that Razer plans to offer 1,063,600,000 shares at a range of $0.38-$0.51. On November 14, Razer was officially listed on Hong Kong stock exchange under the stock code 1337, a reference to leet speak commonly used by gamers. Razer's IPO closed 18% up on the first day of trading and was the 2nd most successful IPO of 2017 in Hong Kong.
In April 2018, Razer announced that it was planning to fully acquire e-payments platform MOL for about $61 million.
In July 2018, Razer made its debut in Malaysia by launching an e-wallet service called Razer Pay.
In February 2019, Razer announced it was closing its Razer Game Store as part of the company's realignment plans.
Razer's products are generally targeted at gamers, and include gaming laptops, gaming tablets, and PC peripherals such as mice, audio devices, keyboards, mouse mats, and game pads. Razer has also released a VOIP software called Razer Comms. The Razer DeathAdder gaming mouse is the company's most popular product by sales numbers. Most Razer products are named after predatory or venomous animals, ranging from snakes (mice), insects (mouse mats), arachnids (keyboards) over marine creatures (audio) to felines (console peripherals), with the Razer Blade laptops and Razer Edge instead named after bladed objects.
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