Vancouver teen entrepreneur raises $4 Million more for Kiip

by Rob Lewis | Business

Vancouver's Brian Wong just announced a $4 million Series A round for his San Francisco based startup Kiip.

The round was lead by Omniture investor Hummer Windblad and includes True Ventures and Crosslink Capital. Hummer’s Lars Leckie and True Venture’s Phil Black will be joining the Kiip board.

According to Wong, the funds will be used for hiring and for building out the platform and product. While Kiip is still in stealth mode, Wong promises to reveal its plans at AdTech next week.

Wong made news last summer after raising $200K for Kiip as a 19 year-old and was named the world's youngest-ever entrepreneur to raise venture investment money.

Here's a secretive Wong at last summer's GROW Conference in his hometown of Vancouver.

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 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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