Serial Entrepreneur & Angel Investor
The Coding Shophouse
Douglas Khoo is an angel investor and serial entrepreneur. He co-founded several internet businesses, including the extremely successful Qunar.com, which Baidu acquired a major stake in 2011. The company has been listed in Nasdaq (QUNR) and remains as one of the main “go-to-websites” for travelers in China.
Douglas began his professional career in an advertising agency named Ogilvy & Mather, in Malaysia. His career took him to Indonesia, Beijing (where her run the MindShare) and Hong Kong, where he run the whole digital arm of Mindshare across Asia Pacific.
Besides Qunar.com, he co-founded several internet companies, the first being Shawei.com, a sports portal, which was sold to Lee Ka-Shing controlled Tom.com in 2000.
In the mid of 2015, he also invested in The Coding Shophouse in order to build a technical talent pool. This is also a social enterprise that helps to grow the tech ecosystem in Penang.
As a fun note, it’s said that he currently spends most of his time travelling, piloting planes, racing classic cars and photography.
He is also investing his time to mentor start-ups and starting new initiatives that aim to support the local startup ecosystem.