Brian Wong talks battle scars and the building of Kiip : Brian Wong, Founder and CEO at Kiip
Updated on: 18 Nov 2015
Brian Wong is the founder and CEO at Kiip which is a category-creating mobile rewards network.
Andrew: Hey there, freedom fighters. My name is Andrew Warner. I'm the founder of Mixergy.com, home of the ambitious upstart. Right now is when I would usually do my intro, but let me just jump into the guy's name. Brian Wong is here with me today. Brian, good to see you.
Brian: Good to see you as well, Andrew.
Andrew: I was looking for a way to include this in my intro. I'm not sure how. So, I'll just say it to you. I got an email from you from like 2009. Do you remember it?
Brian: I do remember it.
Andrew: Why is it making you laugh like that?
Brian: I knew you were going to bring it up because that was me kind of going, "I really want to be on your show," type of thing and trying to convince you.
Andrew: Yeah. You said, "I'm a huge fan of Mixergy. I now have a lot to prove as an entrepreneur and many steps to climb," and then you went on to talk about what you had done. You said from follower information, which is software you'd created at the time to your gig at Digg where you created their Android app. You really had done a lot. You said, "What do you think? Is it time for a Mixergy interview?" Do you remember what I said?
Brian: I think you said later or you're not ready yet.
Andrew: That's it. So, now that it has been later, six years later–Kiip is doing great and we'll talk about what Kiip does–what do you think of my response?