We saw an opportunity in the untapped power of fellow Malaysians, to address the potential in the property industry.
FOUN was created with one purpose in mind: to realise a long-term goal in providing opportunities for Malaysians everywhere. We’re a tech ecosystem that streamlines the homeseeking and home-providing journey, making it a hassle-free and rewarding process for all.
We’re pioneering a movement that partners technology and the capabilities of the everyday Malaysian to shape the future of the property landscape, and ultimately build towards a greater nation.
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To create a one-stop platform for homeseekers to find solutions for everything they need, and more.
To bridge potential homeseekers to home-providers via a rewarding referral system.
To empower the earning potential of the everyday Malaysian and upgrade lifestyles across the board.
CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER
CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
We’re only as good as the paths that our leaders steer us to, and we’re glad to have a team of experienced and dependable chiefs at the helm. They’re big on results, but they’re equally as invested in their people.
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An established entrepreneur with 16 years of experience, Darien founded creative agency FOREFRONT International in 2004, and has subsequently established successful business ventures in F&B, emerging tech, and real estate. Adopting a central role in cultivating positive workplace cultures, Darien’s core belief has garnered multiple recognitions over the years.
Aside from always being the first few in line for anything Star Wars, he can also always be found spending time with his family, and strongly believes in practicing gratitude as a life motto.
While everyone else was still figuring out what they wanted to do with their lives, Soon Joo started a career in real estate at 20 and hustled tirelessly. He purchased his first two properties at the age of 21, and has never stopped since. A word that best describes Soon Joo on the job would be ‘responsibility’ aka “response-ability”, perfectly summarising why he’s on the phone 25 hours a day.
Even when he’s not working, his hobbies include (first and foremost) purchasing property, travelling, and lastly football—a self-declared die-hard fan of MU.
A holder of a Masters in Civil Engineering but eventually deviating to the real estate industry, AC pursued this interest and dived in without looking back. AC is innately well-organised and systematic which is fitting for his role here as a Chief Strategy Officer, but people always find themselves drawn to him due to his welcoming nature.
Out of work, he is constantly exploring ways to diversify his investment portfolio, and he’s more than happy to discuss philosophy and balance in life with you at length, or anything at all really, as long as you have the time!
Having been trained extensively in finance & accounting, our approachable CFO, Kong Yew, holds significant tech-startup based business experience. Kong Yew found himself particularly attracted to FOUN because he recognises the potential to create disruption in the existing property landscape.
He picked up running as a hobby, but is driven by a different motive—so that he can indulge in being a foodie without feeling guilty! Kong Yew is also a self-proclaimed fried rice masterchef, but we have yet to verify that ourselves.
Jayson currently heads the tech development team, and landed this role after trying his hand at various aspects of tech development. His vision is to build something impactful to the community with his skills in the digital industry, and he foun (pun completely intended) that opportunity here at FOUN!
It’s pretty easy to stereotype all the tech folks as not having a life outside of the industry, but Jayson is far from it—he is a state-level ice hockey player, rides a superbike, and has two girls in his life: his supportive wife, and adorable new daughter!