Darius Mahtani Cheung is the founder and CEO of 99 Group, the leading real estate technology company in Southeast Asia.
With a mission to build the most trusted property marketplace, 99 Group fuses data, design and technology to help property buyers make the best decision on the biggest purchase in their life. 99 is the fastest growing property platform in Southeast Asia, operating brands including 99.co, iProperty.com.sg, Srx.com.sg and Rumah123.com, has a staff strength of over 500 and garnered over US$80m in investment from top investors including Gaw Capital, Sequoia, East Ventures, AllianzX and Eduardo Saverin.
Prior to founding 99, Darius was the Director of Consumer Mobile Technology at McAfee, the world leader in software security. He joined McAfee through the acquisition tenCube, a Singapore-based mobile security company he founded and served as CEO for 5 years. At tenCube, Darius grew the startup to a team of 26 people in 2 locations, raised 2 rounds of financing, created award-winning mobile security product WaveSecure and led the startup to profitability.
Darius was awarded the Singapore Youth Award, Singapore's highest youth accolade, as well as Entrepreneur of the Year by Singapore Computer Society and Outstanding Young Alumni Award by National University of Singapore. He is an angel investor in over twenty startups, an Alumni of NUS Overseas College.
How Technology Will Change Market Leaders
99 Group is a leading real estate technology company that operates real estate portals across Southeast Asia, specializing in digital property advertising. Headquartered in Singapore, it is currently operational in Singapore and Indonesia and employs over 350 employees.
In this session, Darius discusses how rapidly evolving technology has the potential to change the way real estate is bought and sold and could impact the role of real estate marketplaces.