Startup Grind KL hosts Joel Neoh (KFit, Groupon, SAYS.com)


Joel Neoh: ideas worth cents, it's all about getting shit done.

When I first published Joel's event, he was "Head of Groupon Asia Pacific". I was positively surprised when I had to change his description for "Founder at KFit". He's been a founder of so many companies that it hardly fits the subject line. Joel's main power is on taking ideas into execution in a fast - impressive - pace.

Joel is currently founded of KFit, a universal pass for fitness all across Asia. He was a co-founder at SAYS.com (merged with Catcha Media into REVAsia) and Groupsmore (sold to Groupon in 3 monhts. Before KFit, he was Head of Groupon AP. And - last but not least - cover of magazines such as Men's Health. Yes.

He is listed as one of Asia's Top 10 young entrepreneurs. In 2012 he won the Ernst & Young Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year."

Born to a family of educators, Joel started his first company at age 20 while studying engineering in university, won Malaysia's version of 'The Apprentice' at 23, and has built and exited 2 tech companies; Groupsmore to Groupon in 2011 (E-commerce) and merged Says with Catcha Media in 2013 (Digital Media). Passionate about technology, he has also invested into a string of technology venture capital funds and startups across Asia.

Being one of the founding members of the Groupon business in Asia, he has been instrumental in the establishment of the fastest growing business model ever (by Forbes) throughout Asia Pacific, a multibillion dollar region for Groupon in just under 5 years. With over thousands of employees across 12 countries including Japan, Australia, India, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia; Joel is a big believer in building a world-class work culture, where the organizations he led has won the WorldBlu Most Democratic Workplaces in 2013 and Best Place to Work by Glassdoor in 2012.

Joel sits on the board of public listed Rev Asia, Monash School of Business and AIESEC the worlds largest student organization. He was also recognized by the Prime Minister of Malaysia with the Malaysian Service Medal, listed as Top 40 under 40, and was named to the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders Alumni. Having completed his studies in Harvard Business School, and lived across a number of asian countries including Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei, Sydney, Singapore - Joel is passionate about democratizing technology to enhance and impact the life of millions of consumers across Asia.

Fun fact:

Joel has been on cover interviews for numerous magazines including Men's Health, August Man, A+M, Marketing - and recently a popular resource directory for expatriates listed Joelas one of the top 28 Malaysians you should know: http://www.expatgomalaysia.com/article/1965/27-famous-malaysians-you-should-know

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Level G2-01, Block A5 Kencana Tower 1, Jalan Dutamas 1 50480 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
1, Jalan Dutamas 1 50480 Kuala Lumpur
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