Ah youth, sweet sweet youth!
You guys remember the show Doogie Howser M.D.? Neil Patrick Harris played the 15 year old genius doctor? Well Doogie’s got nada on this kid! The latest wunderkind of the digital age was crowned today when 19 year old Brian Wong secured venture capital for his mobile advertising platform called Kiip.me. True Ventures, an early stage entrepreneurial capital firm put up capital for Wong’s platform aimed at connecting the mobile and gaming worlds.
Wong, from Vancouver (yeaaaaahhhhhh Canada!) joins the pantheon of baby faced moguls (Zuckerberg was just 20 when first raised money for Facebook) and is just the latest evidence that the world wide web is not only proving to be the front lines of developing commerce, but is also the future of our young entrepreneurial minds.
Congrats Brian! Way to set a wonderful example for all the young creative minds out there. As they say: “if you build it they will come.”
Keep innovating. Keep pushing. Keep trying.
All my best,