Meet Timothy Tiah, serial entrepreneur whose most recent venture is the newest co-working space in Kuala Lumpur, Colony. He is also the successful entrepreneur behind Netccentric (company behind Nuffnang and Dayre), nominated by Businessweek as one of the 25 best young Asian entrepreneurs in 2007; In 2015 he won the Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Malaysia.
More than another startup event, Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to inspire and connect entrepreneurs through outstanding meetups. Since 2014, Startup Grind in KL has played a key role in connecting startups, talents and aspiring entrepreneurs to each other and to investors, government and larger organizations who are willing to support startups to grow in Malaysia.
We hosted over 5,000 attendees featuring some of Malaysia's most renowned entrepreneurs including Joel Neoh (Fave/Groupon), Cheryl Yeoh (MaGIC, Reclip.it), Patrick Grove (Catcha Group), Ai Ching Goh (Piktochart) and more.
7PM: Arrival, Food and Networking
8PM: Fireside chat with Timothy Tiah
9PM: More Networking
Timothy Tiah established Netccentric in 2007 with the launch of a blog advertising company Nuffnang.
Netccentric is a digital media business and operates seven businesses in the digital advertising sector across multiple geographies including Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Philippines, Thailand, China and the U.K. Netccentric provides advertisers with an innovative platform to connect advertisers with publishers and social influencers to promote their products and services.
In June 2015 Netccentric successfully listed on the ASX raising $12.5 million in a heavily oversubscribed capital raise. Netccentric now has over 200 full-time staff and houses several online businesses, including Nom Nom Media, the exclusive digital reseller of Nuffnang; Churp Churp, a social media advertising network; the design and web development arm, Ripplewerkz; and online video production house, ReelityTV.
Upon leaving the management team at Netccentric in 2016, Timothy went on to raise in the region of RM8 million to start Colony, a new co-working space in Kuala Lumpur with a capacity of an estimated 300 seats. The first location is location at the heart of KL at Jalan Kia Peng with future locations to be spread out around Klang Valley.
He was nominated by Businessweek as one of the 25 best young Asian entrepreneurs in 2007; Timothy was the youngest on the list of inspired nominees at 23, and the only representative from Malaysia. Timothy also went on to win several other prestigious awards, one of them being the JCI Creative Young Entrepreneur Award in 2009. In 2015 he won the Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Malaysia.
Timothy has a Bachelor of Science in Economics from University College, London. Timothy is also a prolific blogger and writes at http://timothytiah.com. You can also follow him on Dayre https://dayre.me/timothytiah and Twitter @timothytiah.