Darren Lee has spent more than a decade in corporate and managing businesses. While at corporate, he was managing teams and helped in building content for an array of media platforms such as satellite television, radio and Internet media.

While managing businesses, Lee successfully raised VC funding, launched products in Silicon Valley, recruited prominent brands as customers and even played a vital role in receiving an acquisition term sheet from a publicly-listed company. He spearheaded projects that are mentioned on TechCrunch, CNET, VentureBeat, WSJ and more. Lee is passionate in disruptive technology, social media, venture capital, economics and business. He loves conversations. His award winning projects brought his team half-way across the world from Geneva to the Philippines. Lee holds a BSc (Hons) Degree in Computing, majoring in Internet Technology.

He is currently based in Asia where he can easily travel between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, though he still travels to the valley community based in San Francisco at events such as TechCrunch50.

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Some of his prominent roles in notable projects include representing his firm at the UNGAID Youth and ICT Forum in Switzerland as well as collaborating with UNICEF to launch a web-portal aimed at urban youth.

During his tenure with Astro, Lee led the content development team for Xfresh, a youth brand initiated by AMP Radio Networks. Back then, Xfresh had multiple media platforms such as Xfresh Online (the social website), Xfresh FM (radio), Xfresh TV (a review show on Astro), Xfresh Street Surfers and Xfresh Mobile. During his time at Xfresh, Lee was assisted and advocated contacts and branding initiatives to deliver high impact results for the Xfresh Group.

Darren Lee also contributed by using his expertise to aid a digital media company involving new media projects that handles Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) business and mobile applications.

People in the pictures with Darren Lee …

Ron Conway was an early stage investor in Google, Ask Jeeves and PayPal, which was sold to online auctioneers eBay in July 2002 for $1.5 Billion.

Tony Hsieh, the CEO of Zappos.com who sold his company to Amazon.com for approx. USD 1.2 Billion.

Eduardo Saverin co-founded Facebook, along with Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. Also, he is reported to have a 5% stake in the company, worth about US$2.75 billion as of January 2011, which is made him a very wealthy man today.

Jawed Karim together with Chad Hurley and Steve Chen co-founded YouTube and When YouTube was acquired by Google, Karim received 137,443 shares of stock, worth about $64 million based on Google’s closing stock price at the time.

Mike Arrington is the founder of TechCrunch.com . Mike sold his company TechCrunch to AOL for a lots of cash. Making him a very happy man.

Jason Calacanis is the founder of Mahalo.com, ThisWeekIn, Launch Conference, Open Angels Forum and more.

Sand Hill Road is the place where you meet legendary investors and find VC money that helped and built companies like Apple, Google, Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Twitter and more.


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Some highlights and achievements :

Winner of several national Web Awards.

Nominated for “What’s your Big Idea?” by Astro. His idea was taken into TV production

Appeared on Xfresh TV to speak about a segment on websites

Interviewed by local magazine i-Remaja to talk about web development.

Speaker for Marketing to Youths Conference, JW Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

Interviewed on RTM for World’s Children’s Day

Interviewed by TheStar newspaper about his entrepreneurial journey

Darren Lee on Surf Magazine “The Pursuit of Success”

Winner of “Astro Technologenius” to represent Malaysia at the GAID ICT Forum, Geneva

Selected Social Entrepreneur Speaker for GK3 Kuala Lumpur

Speaker – GKP Forum @ World Congress Information Technology Kuala Lumpur

Selected and Presented for TechCrunch50 DemoPit San Francisco

Interviewed by A+M Magazine regards to Social Media Advertising

Presenter and selected for Echelon Top 10 in Asia and competed with other great companies around Asia in Singapore.

… but perhaps my biggest achievement is when I met my wife, and I made a special video to dedicate to her as our wedding vows. http://www.theweddingnotebook.com/love-stories/a-promise

… and if you have read this far, then I must thank you for reading this with interest, and hopefully with good intentions 🙂

Life isn’t always that rosy and it definitely has its moments, ups and downs, but we take every chance to celebrate when there is a victory. How long do you think life is? We are here but for a very brief moment, so allow yourself with joy. I sincerely wish you good moments moving forward. Have a good day and thanks again for taking time to visit my site and profile 🙂

Project Disrupt

Other than disruption is already happening all around us, the fact that it’s getting a bit more busy here in this blog. There is a reason for it, the year end is the perfect time to get some small experiments done. Also, I have noticed I have been compiling quite a bit of notes of interesting ideas, lessons, insights and trends throughout the year.

Somehow, I have made it a habit to write down something almost everyday for the whole year. Now looking back, it seems like a good idea. The notes I have made have been proved to be quite a hefty research of interesting trends. Some I might even classified as great ideas for disruption. Note: Disruption in business and even in different industry verticals, is a good thing as it changes things to become more interesting and most of the time, better for the end consumers and the whole marketplace. We have seen disruption happening in social media, smart phones, music industry, taxi services and more.

Anyway, I thought I would share some of the trends I have spotted and get your feedback. The ideas are free but it will be valuable if it helps you to shape it into your own strategies moving forward for your projects or business. It’s just a small experiment, so let’s see what happens next. I am thrilled to see the future.

View Part One – Disruption for The Internet of Things


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