Melvin Wong

Melvin Wong (Founder)

18 years as a startup founder with two exits. Six-time hackathon winner. Five years in Web3. Started my first startup with a credit card.

Enjoy being a founder who has started, incubated, accelerated, mentored, fundraised, and acquired.

My Story

Full-stack entrepreneur with global business experience in 17 countries covering the U.S, Europe, Asia and South America. Humbled by numerous international awards. Grateful to have sold my online sports games company, FanXT in 2016 and eMemorial. I hired over 100 people from 20 countries and enjoy speaking four languages.

I’m cursed with a winning mentality where I enjoy joining competitions like hackathons. So far, I’ve won six hackathons – four first prizes and two-second prizes. Four of these are in Web3.

Throughout my career as an entrepreneur, I’m humbled by industry honors and awards including Excellence Award from Global Innovation Through Science & Technology (GIST) in the U.S (2013), winner of TIE Global All-Asia Business Competition in India (2012), and winner of Malaysia National Intellectual Property Awards with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) (2014). I also won the Make The Pitch business TV reality show in 2012, while reaching the semi-final of Start-Up Asia, a business reality TV show (2014). I was the country representative at the Global Entrepreneurship Week event at the U.S White House in 2012.

I love to pay it forward. I was a speaker at Global Entrepreneurship Summit, officiated by President Barack Obama (2013), and also a speaker at iGaming Congress in Macau (2012). In 2018, I had the opportunity to speak at Venture Frontier Lanka.

Specialized In

  • Bringing startup from idea to acquisition
  • Business development
  • Sales and marketing
  • Thinking out of the box
  • Pitching
  • Reading people
  • Offering something that is hard to refuse