Jamie Wong is an energetic, passionate and creative leader in technology, entrepreneurship, storytelling and Virtual Reality.
She founded the leading tech company Vayable.com, the world's #1 global marketplace for unique experiences in more than 1000 cities in 100 countries throughout the globe. Vayable launched in 2011 and has raised money from top Silicon Valley investors in technology and travel, transforming how people experience new places.
Jamie has been named a Forbes "Up and Comer," Business Insider’s "Top Founders to Watch" and Huffington Posts Top 50 Nontechnical Founders and is an alumni of the world-renowned startup accelerator, Y Combinator.
Jamie has appeared on major news networks such as CBS, BBC, CNN and Bloomberg, and her writing has appeared in top-tier tech publications such as Fast Company, Entrepreneur and Sundance Channel. She has a Masters Degree in journalism from Columbia University and formerly worked as a producer at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Michael Moore and PBS Frontline.
Jamie's expertise in storytelling, product design and community development is informed by a decade as a broadcast journalist writing and producing for award-winning films and television, as well as consulting for tech and consumer brands, including Adobe, Boku, Comcast, Nike Women, JobVite and Juniper Networks.
Jamie completed her graduate studies at Columbia University where the dean of the journalism school awarded her with the Chancellor Scholarship for academic achievement and leadership in broadcast journalism. Her Master's Project was an investigative piece on post-traumatic stress disorder in combat veterans and the impact social and political conditions have on recovery.
She received her Bachelor's degree with honors in History from Wesleyan University, where the President awarded her the Butterfield Prize for her quality of character, leadership, intellectual commitment and concern for the community and received the Dana Grant to conduct an internship that bridges public and private enterprises. She wrote her undergraduate thesis on the impact of political exile on consciousness as exhibited through the work of twentieth-century Spanish intellectuals and artists. Jamie served on the Faculty Hiring Committee, was Co- Editor-in-Chief of the Undergraduate History Journal and sang in Ebony Singers, the university's gospel choir. She studied history, politics, art and psychology in Madrid and Barcelona.
Jamie interned at Action Against Hunger in Paris as well as in the United States Congress in Washington DC. She has volunteered in Honduras, Israel and the West Bank for with American Jewish World Service, as a tutor for underprivileged children in Connecticut and as an ESL teacher in New York City Chinatown. She has visited more than 40 counties.