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Ted Livingston, CEO of messaging app Kik, spoke on stage at TechCrunch’s event in Shenzhen, China on Tuesday. Moderator Jon Russell asked him about why the company is doing an initial coin offering (ICO), a newly popularized method of fundraising.

Big Data for Small Business

When the topic of Big Data first began, much of the conversations were about the transformative nature that previously unimaginable amounts of data would have on big businesses. Large organizations with significant investments in IT infrastructure were the first ones to really see the potential for business transformation. But Chris Surdak, award-winning author of Data Crush saw it differently.