Brian Wong

Entrepreneur
Social Media Expert; Digital Marketing Guru

Social media expert redefining mobile advertising through innovation.

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Biography

30 Under 30 — Forbes

Brian Wong is the co-founder and CEO of Kiip (pronounced “keep”), a category-creating mobile rewards network that is redefining mobile advertising through an innovative platform that leverages “moments of achievement” in games and apps to simultaneously benefit users, developers and advertisers. Backed by IPG, Hummer Winblad, Relay Ventures, True Ventures, Digital Garage and others, the company has raised $15.4 million in funding to date.

Kiip has been named one of the world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company, listed by Forbes as one of the 4 Hot Online Ad Companies to Put on Your Watch List and included on the Dow Jones FasTech50 List. Called the youngest person to ever receive venture capital funding by CNBC and The Wall Street Journal, Brian received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia at age 18, after skipping four K-12 grades.

He has been recognized with many awards for his accomplishments and leadership, including: the Top 20 Under 20 awards for all of Canada; Business Insider’s Top 25 Under 25 in Silicon Valley, 30 Under 30 in Advertising and 18 Most Important People in Mobile Advertising; Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in 2013, 2012 and 2011; Mashable’s Top 5 Entrepreneurs to Watch; iMedia 25; One of AdWeek’s Seven Would-be Mobile Titans; and the AdAge Creativity Top 50.

Before starting Kiip, Brian led key publisher and tech partnerships at the social news website Digg.com, where he accelerated the company’s mobile presence by launching the Digg Android mobile app.

Credentials

  • Co-founder, Kiip, a mobile advertising platform
  • Digg.com, the social news website
  • Bachelors of Commerce, Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia

Topics

Brian tailors each presentation to the needs of his audience and is not limited to the topics we have listed below. These are subjects that have proven valuable to customers in the past and are meant only to suggest his range and interests. Please ask us about any subject that interests you; we are sure that we can accommodate you.

The future of mobile: gaming, advertising, and more

Defining the new generation of interaction

Happiness is the new currency

Measuring happiness through data

New insights into human interaction

Youth entrepreneurship

Videos

Turning Virtual Rewards into Tangible Ones

Feedback

An audience of professionals in business, non-profits and creative fields:
He was fantastic! Tweets about him galore. Many thanks for making this work.

Articles

— Entrepreneur
— iMedia Connection
— Inc.
— The Huffington Post
— iMedia Connection
— LinkedIn
— LinkedIn
— LinkedIn
— ITBusiness
— LinkedIn
— LinkedIn
— Fast Company
— The Next Web
— Business Insider
— Entrepreneur
— Mashable

"After graduating college, Brian Wong (now 19) created FollowFormation, an app to help organize Twitter users and give people an easier time figuring out who to follow. Not long after, he was working in business development for Digg.

Today, Wong is the co-founder of Kiip (pronounced "keep"), a venture-backed stealth startup focused on in-game mobile advertising. While skipping four grades and raising $300,000 in angel funding don't equate to startup success, they are definitely signs that Wong is driven to excel..."