Elisha Ong is the Co-founder and Product Lead at Burpple, a new way to organize and share your food moments. With a keen eye for detail, he defines the Burpple product and user experience and dreams of a world connected through food moments.
Earlier, Elisha was the Lead Designer at Qik, a mobile video communications company based in Redwood City, California. He designed the world's first video chat user interface on a smartphone (prior to FaceTime). He led the design on Qik's key mobile products: Qik Video Chat on Android (launched on top carriers in US) and Qik on iPhone (#1 Paid App). He also overhauled Qik.com desktop and mobile web client. During his time, Qik grew from 500,000 to 6 million users and was acquired by Skype (now Microsoft) in early 2011 for $150M.
Prior to Qik, Elisha worked at JCDecaux Asia, ESPN STAR Sports, founded a design labs, and spun off several creative social enterprises in Singapore and Malaysia. At 14, he started a soccer gaming website and developed stadiums for EA Sports FIFA titles.
Elisha's passion lies in creating early-stage companies and products, from the paper sketches to delivering the final customer experience.
|Dec 1, 2015||TechInAsia - Foodie app Burpple gobbling up fresh funding of up to $6M|
|May 8, 2015||Tech Cocktail - Singapore Students Learn in Silicon Valley, Then Start Up at Home|
|Jul 4, 2014||Tech Cocktail - July 4 Tribute: America Through the Eyes of Asian Entrepreneurs|
|Sep 25, 2013||TechCrunch - Food Discovery App Burpple Savors $500K In Seed Funding|
|Jul 31, 2013||The Next Web - Burpple Redesigns Its Foodie Photo-Sharing App for iOS and Android|
|Jan 21, 2013||ZD Net - Social networks should value users' trust first|
|Dec 12, 2012||TechInAsia - Foodie App Burpple Has Double Order of Good News, Including $500,000 Seed Funding|
|Aug 28, 2012||The Next Web - Burpple wants its Path-meets-Pinterest app to be your personal food journal|