William Klippgen Biography
William Klippgen (born 1969 in Trondheim, Norway) is a Singapore-based Norwegian entrepreneur and technology investor who was a co-founder of the price comparison portal Zoomit.com (later merged with Kelkoo, which was sold to Yahoo! in 2004). He served as one of the judges on the television series Angel’s Gate, which was broadcast on Channel NewsAsia in 2012. Klippgen is a co-founder and serves as the Managing Partner at Cocoon Capital. He holds an MBA from INSEAD where he is an Entrepreneur in Residence.
William Klippgen is a famous Entrepreneur, who was born on March 21, 1969 in Norway.
According to Astrologers, William Klippgen zodiac sign is Aries
Klippgen has been a company founder and investor since the early days of the Internet. He founded Zoomit.com in 1997 with Per Siljubergsåsen. In 2000, Zoomit.com merged with Kelkoo to become a leading shopping comparison search engine and Europe’s third-largest e-commerce site. Kelkoo was acquired by Yahoo! Inc in 2004. Before starting his own company, he worked as a core tech engineer with U.S. search company Excite.com. He became an angel investor in Singapore in 2004 after he sold Kelkoo.com to Yahoo!.
William Klippgen Net Worth
William Klippgen is one of the richest Entrepreneur. William Klippgen is also listed on the elit list of Richest Entrepreneur born on March 21 . According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, William Klippgen net worth is approximately $1.5 Million.
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In 2015, along with Deepak Shahdadpuri, Klippgen co-founded InseadAlum Ventures (IAV) that provides seed investments to startups founded by INSEAD alumni.
Klippgen served as one of the judges on the reality TV series Angel’s Gate, which began broadcasting on Channel NewsAsia in February 2012. The show gives budding entrepreneurs in Asia an opportunity to pitch business ideas to investors. Klippgen was one of four judges on the show alongside Patrick Grove (co-founder of the Catcha Group), Ken Mandel (Managing Director of Buddy Media Asia Pacific) and Karan Singh Thakral (Executive Director of the Thakral Group of Companies).
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In 2003, Klippgen founded the early-stage investment company Tigris Capital. He was one of the first investors in PropertyGuru in 2008. In 2010, Tigris Capital was given the award for Best Performing VC/PE backed company by the Singapore Venture Capital Association for its successful investment in PropertyGuru.com. He also co-founded Singapore seed investment fund BAF Spectrum in 2006, which primarily invested in tech startups across Asia in a co-funding partnership with SPRING Singapore (a statutory board under the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Singapore). Klippgen’s equity stakes have typically been between 5-20%.
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Ranked on the list of most popular Entrepreneur. Also ranked in the elit list of famous celebrity born in Norway.
He has invested in over 25 startups in Singapore since 2004. Some of his investments include PropertyGuru, Anacle Systems, ReferralCandy, Nugit, Tickled Media and iXiGO.com.
In 2016, he teamed up with UK angel investor Michael Robert Blakey to launch Cocoon Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm targeting Southeast Asian enterprise tech startups within the e-commerce, SaaS, fintech and deep tech verticals. The firm has so far raised two funds with an AUM of US$27m.
In March 2019, Klippgen joined the Advisory Board of VNX Exchange, a Luxembourg-based secondary share platform. He serves or has served on the boards of Tickled Media Pte Ltd (theAsianparent.com), Anafore Pte Ltd, Mozat Pte Ltd, Progeniq Pte Ltd, Luxe Nomad Pte Ltd, Poundit Global and Lendela.