Royston Tay (CEO & Co-founder at Zopim)

Aug 29, 2013, 10:45 AM – 12:30 PM

Zopim Office, 1 Commonwealth Lane #03-01 , Singapore, 149544

Co-founder, Chief Executive Dude of Zopim. Their Live Chat software is embraced by tens of thousands of business worldwide

In-person event

About this event

Zopim is six-year old  Singaporean startup that provides live chat softwares for websites. Zopim creates amazingly simple and affordable customer engagement tools that help online businesses engage their customers. Their award-winning flagship product Zopim Live Chat, is the most popular Live Chat software globally with more than 120,000+ websites actively using to chat with 260 millions website visitors every month in 54 languages.


Zopim has four co-founders who all met in the San Francisco Bay Area while attending the NUS Overseas College Program. Shortly after returning to Singapore, they crashed a networking event where the famous venture capitalist, Tim Draper, was present. An elevator pitch later, Tim was intrigued enough to request a demo of Zopim at his Sandhill office. A prototype was feverishly developed in two months and presented to Tim. While he passed on the opportunity to invest at that early stage, Zopim managed to raise seed funding through the iJam grant, administered by NUS and a Singapore government agency MDA.


To achieve current success, the founders have all gone through tons of hard work in the early years. They worked fourteen to sixteen hours a day and everyone lived on a meagre monthly salary of S$500 (about $410) for two years, that amount is comparable to the weekly expenses for many of their peers who had just graduated. It was tough but there were necessary sacrifices to be made as none of the founders were born with proverbial silver spoons stuck in their mouths.

Come to our monthly fireside chat on 29th August with Royston Tay, Chief Executive Dude and cofounder at Zopim, to find out more about their awesome products in the Customer Engagement space.
* Zopim is now a team of 40 young, fun and talented people who love building beautiful products. If you're a brilliant product thinker, designer or engineer, please write in to to show us some of your proudest work. You'd be involved in helping Zopim change the Online Customer Engagement landscape with a larger suite of intuitive products that businesses (and their customers) actually love using. As a reference, is the 2nd product in the pipeline.

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  • Royston Tay

    CEO & Co-founder at Zopim



Thursday, August 29, 2013
10:45 AM – 12:30 PM UTC


Networking and Food
Fireside Chat


  • Curtis Bergh

    Startup Grind Singapore

    Chapter Director

  • Archit Joshi

    Chapter Co-Director

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