Hsu Ken Ooi: from Rebellious Child to Chief Product Officer and Accelerating Southeast Asia's Startups artwork
Brave Dynamics: Authentic Leadership Reflections

Hsu Ken Ooi: from Rebellious Child to Chief Product Officer and Accelerating Southeast Asia's Startups

  • S1E8
  • 35:55
  • June 5th 2020

Hsu Ken Ooi is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Iterative. Iterative is a Y Combinator-style accelerator focused exclusively on Southeast Asia. In their latest batch, they chose the top 9 companies out of over 300 startup applicants. The domains range across proptech, fintech, direct to consumer and logistics. 


In 2009, he co-founded Decide.com with Hsu Han Ooi, Brian Ma and Ian Ma. Decide.com was an early machine learning company that predicted the future price of consumer goods. It raised over $16M total funding and was acquired by eBay in 2013. Since then, his other tech executive roles include being the Chief Product Officer at Workmate, an on-demand blue collar staffing platform in Southeast Asia that has raised over $10M total funding. He was formerly VP of Product at Weave. Weave was a platform that delivered a personalized professional introduction every week and was part of the YC summer batch of 2014. 


Hsu Ken has a Bachelors of Science in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Washington. His hobbies are books, cooking, and football. You can find him on Twitter at @hsukenooi.

You can find the show notes at https://www.jeremyau.com/blog/hsu-ken-ooi

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