True Ventures Invests $200K In 19 Year Old Entrepreneur

August 7, 2010

9:27 pm

This isn’t the first time we have seen True Ventures invest in youth. We are excited to see what Brian Wong can do and look forward to seeing his product Kiip.me soon.

“People start thinking of me as the next Zuckerburg,” said Brian Wong of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. “I can use that to my advantage.”

At only 19, Wong spills with confidence, even through his iPhone as he dashes around San Francisco to pitch investors. It’s no wonder, since he skipped four grades in school, graduated from college at just 18 and a year later received $200,000 from True Ventures for his new mobile advertising start-up, Kiip.me.

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Frank Gruber is the cofounder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail). He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. He is also a startup advisor and investor to startups.

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