Khailee Ng is the managing partner of 500 Startups, a Silicon Valley based venture
capital firm. Beyond investing in Silicon Valley, 500 has set up more than a dozen
funds in emerging markets, providing seed capital and growth programs to countries
in the Middle East, Latin America and Southeast Asia. Since 2010, the firm has
invested in over 1,800 startups in 60 countries, in line with its goal of developing
an inclusive and globally connected innovation economy.
With the firm, Khailee has led 180+ investments in Southeast Asian tech startups,
including Grab, Carousell, and other regional champions. Prior to this, he was the
founder of Groupsmore (acquired by Groupon) and Malaysia’s largest online media
company, Says.com (acquired by Media Prima).
As every industry continues to be disrupted by new technology and evolving consumer
landscapes, Khailee and 500 Startups specialize in discovering patterns of economic
opportunity and investing in the entrepreneurs who will realize them. His investment
activity and industry opinions are featured by Bloomberg, TechCrunch, Wall Street
Journal, and Fortune, and the 500 Startups portfolio of companies have collectively
raised over $10Billion USD.