New Money (Season 6, Episode 6)

StartUp Podcast


Kik, a chat app popular with teenagers, launched in 2010. Users flocked to it, and within a few years it was valued at a billion dollars. Then a new competitor came on the chat scene: Facebook. When Kik started struggling to grow their revenue and find new investors, they landed on a wild new idea. Now they're betting their company's future on creating their own cryptocurrency. Listen to Gimlet's newest podcast, Uncivil, wherever you get your podcasts Apple Podcasts | Overcast | Stitcher | Pocketcasts