As online humor spreads its wings on the internet, more and more satirical websites are getting popular. One such popular website is 9GAG and its founder Ray Chan is coming to Tech in Asia Tokyo 2015 conference. Ray, along with managing partner of 500 Startups Khailee Ng, will discuss experiences in an exclusive founders-only session on the evening of September 8, following Day 1 of Tech in Asia Tokyo 2015. It will be held in HiveShibuya, a coworking space run by Skyland Ventures and East Ventures.
Ray started 9GAG in 2008 with his co-founders as a side project during his Hong Kong university days. Now, it has turned out to be one of most well-known and loved startups in Asia and around the world. The aim of 9GAG is to connect people to new, popular and fun online content. Over the years, 9GAG has managed to constantly help people discover fun and joy in their everyday lives and this is what made 9GAG extremely popular with the tech-savvy young generation of today.
9GAG’s popularity has been rising ever since its inception. Nowadays 9GAG has a global audience of more than 80 million and a strong presence on social media including 23 million Facebook fan, 11 million Instagram followers and 4 million Twitter followers. Ray did not even think that 9GAG would grow into something massive like this as it is today.
Ray has when it comes to creating a successful startup. He’s taken 9Gag on a Silicon Valley adventure, graduated from 500 Startups and Y Combinator and raised close to US$3 million in funding – all while retaining and growing 9Gag’s user base.
Ray graduated from the University of Hong Kong