Founder and CEO of LifeGuyde
Kwiri Yang is the Founder and CEO of LifeGyde, an education technology company that equips the next generation with interpersonal skills to thrive and lead in an exponentially changing world. Kwiri bootstrapped her first company at the age of 16, reaching $3M in profit by the time she graduated from UCLA at age 19. Her companies have helped over 2,000 small and medium businesses. She built, scaled and sold 4 companies, including the latest one sold to Inc. 500's #1 fastest growing consumer electronics in the education technology space. She played a crucial role in S1 filing, series D fundraising and growth strategy that took the company to over $1B valuation with a 15,000% growth rate in 3 years, ultimately reaching 4.4 million users. The company was later acquired by Mattel.
Kwiri has over 15+ years of experience in both the private and public sector. Heavily involved in representing the voice of the next generation, she was appointed as the delegate of 30 Under 30 group at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. In addition, she was also appointed as the youngest Board Director of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce. Southern California's largest not-for-profit business federation, the Chamber represents the interests of more than 235,000 businesses in Los Angeles. During her tenure, she spearheaded and the merger and partnership with the LA Area Chamber of Commerce and founded NextLA. This venture became the young professional division of the Chamber where she led various initiatives representing and creating platforms for the next generation.
Recognized as a 40 Under 40 Emerging Civic Leader, she volunteers her time building communities focused on education empowerment, social impact, as well as supporting next-generation leaders, second-time founders and female leaders. Kwiri is an avid paraglider, salsa dancer, and a photographer. She grew up in Port Vila, Vanuatu until she moved to Los Angeles. She currently resides in Silicon Valley.