The mission of Startup Grind is to educate, connect, and inspire entrepreneurs. Startup Grind Sacramento in partnership with the Urban Hive meets monthly in Sacramento. There will be networking, great food, and live music! Come and be part of Sacramento's Startup Community. This month, we will be interviewing Brian Wong Co-Founder / CEO of Kiip.
CEO & Co-Founder
Brian is the 27-year-old co-founder and CEO of Kiip, a mobile consumer engagement platform that has raised over $35 million in funding, a company he started at age 19. He was called one of the youngest people to ever receive venture capital funding by TechCrunch and the Wall Street Journal and was named as Business Insider's Top 25 Under 25 in Silicon Valley.
Brian Wong is the 27-year-old co-founder and CEO of Kiip. Kiip (pronounced “keep”) is a mobile
consumer engagement platform that advertises in “moments” in 10,000 apps. Kiip is credited
with the creation of “moments marketing”, which involves brands marketing to consumers in the
right timing and mindset, based on their mobile behaviors. Backed by Verizon Ventures,
American Express Ventures, US Cellular, Interpublic Group, North Atlantic Capital, Hummer
Winblad, Relay Ventures, True Ventures, and others, the company has raised over $35 million
in funding to date.
Kiip has been recognized by Forbes as one of the “4 Hot Online Ad Companies to Put on Your
Watch List,” named on the Dow Jones “FasTech50” and is listed on Fast Company’s “50 Most
Innovative Companies in the World.” Once the youngest person to ever receive venture capital
funding, Brian received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia at
age 18, after skipping four K-12 grades.
Brian has been recognized with many awards for his accomplishments and leadership,
● Forbes’ “30 under 30” for three years in a row, and then a judge for 2016
● Business Insider’s “Top 25 Under 25 in Silicon Valley,” “30 Under 30 in Advertising” and
“18 Most Important People in Mobile Advertising”
● AdAge's “Creativity Top 50”
Brian recently launched his first book, The Cheat Code, published by Crown Business / Penguin
Random House. The Cheat Code contains 71 bite -sized and virtually effortless shortcuts to get
a leg up on the competition, garner attention for creative thinkers and their ideas, and to
accelerate success. The book has been translated into Simplified Chinese and Arabic, and is
featured by Forbes, CNBC, Elle, The Telegraph, The Globe and Mail, and many more
publications around the world, and is quickly becoming the go-to book for entrepreneurial and
intrapreneurial advice for our generation.