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Khailee NgVenture Partner at 500 Startups
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Khailee Ng is a SIlicon Valley based global seed fund and startup accelerator, overseeing a USD10 million micro-fund to invest in the next generation of SouthEast Asia's most promising startups.
As an entrepreneur he has founded an ecommerce site Groupsmore (acquired by Groupon) and media company Says.com (acquired by Catcha Group). The business is driven by the belief that the new generation of consumers is primarily influenced by the content shared by their social network. Clients across all industries like Nike, Coke, Nestle, Unilever, Maybank, and more have run multiple successful, and many award winning campaigns with the influence of SAYS.com’s social content distribution platform. SAYS.com was awarded World’s Most Democratic Workplace 2012 by Worldblu, alongside Zeppos.com.
Khailee Ng is managing partner of Silicon Valley's most active seed venture capital firm. The firm has done over 1,600 investments in 50 countries, of which he has led 110+ investments in Southeast Asian tech startups, including Grabtaxi, HappyFresh, Carousell, Bukalapak and other regional champions.
As every industry continues to be disrupted by new technology and evolving consumer behaviour, Ng and 500 Startups specialise in looking for patterns of business opportunity and investing in entrepreneurs who will realise them. His investment activity and industry opinions are featured by Bloomberg, TechCrunch, Wall Street Journal, and Fortune, and the 500 Startups portfolio of companies have collectively raised over $10Billion USD.
Prior to that, his businesses focused on community organising and online market research. His biggest campaign organised 120,000 stories from across Southeast Asia in 6 weeks to present a youth insight report to world leaders at the YES2009 summit. Khailee Ng had spent 2 years before that with the global internet publisher, Mindvalley, where he specialised in web application development and direct-response marketing strategy for e-commerce clients in the US and UK.