Ted Livingston is the founder and CEO of Kik, a chat network with millions of active users. Founded in 2009, Kik is headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, and has raised $120.5 million from investors including Tencent and Union Square Ventures. The company recently launched a cryptocurrency called Kin and raised almost $100 million in a token distribution event. Ted maintains an active interest in the University of Waterloo’s Velocity Fund, a startup accelerator he conceived of and first funded. He was also named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People In Business in 2017.