Techvibes TV: Kiip's Brian Wong on monetizing casual games

by Rob Lewis | Startups

Today Marketing Magazine continued highlighting Canada's Digital Media Companies to Watch and added Wave Accounting,, Tynt, and Kiip to their watch list.

All four companies are definitely worth watching but only three of them are Canadian.

Kiip was founded by Vancouverite teen phenom Brian Wong but it has never called Canada home. The San Francisco based startup has raised over $4 Million in funding and now employees 18.

Founder Brian Wong is not camera shy (we interviewed him last year) and Techvibes' Michelle Sklar sat down with him last month at the GROW 2011 Conference in his hometown. Now 20, if you have been following Wong's rise to fame you will notice that Silicon Valley has matured him over the past couple years.

San Francisco, California, United States

Kiip is the world’s first mobile rewards network that delivers tangible rewards for virtual achievements. The company’s category-creating rewards platform enables brands to reach consumers in the moments when they are most engaged and receptive, while driving revenues and greater user allegiance for Kiip-enabled games and apps. Kiip was founded in September 2010 by Brian Wong, Courtney Guertin... more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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