Managing Partner, 500 Startups
Khailee Ng is the Managing Partner of Silicon Valley’s most active seed venture capital firm, 500 Startups. The firm has done over 1,600 investments in 50 countries, of which Khailee has led 120+ investments in Southeast Asian tech startups, including Grab, Carousell, Bukalapak and other regional champions.
He draws from his prior experience as an entrepreneur, where he founded an e-commerce site, Groupsmore (acquired by Groupon) and media company, SAYS.com (acquired by Catcha Group). As every industry continues to be disrupted by new technology and evolving consumer behavior, he looks for patterns of business opportunity and invests in entrepreneurs who will realize 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 USD$10 billion.
He was born and raised in Malaysia, started building web products at age 15, started building companies at 24. All this because of the information and inspiration he got through the web! His hope is that the work he does can accelerate this global renaissance where “weapons of mass creation” can be in the hands of everyone who will use it to do good.