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Race Wong: From Multi-award Winning Cantopop Artiste to Co-founder and Chief Product Officer (CPO) of Ohmyhome

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As other industries embraced innovation, we saw a gap in the real estate market where transactions are carried out in a traditional manner. The lack of expertise, information, and quality services opened opportunities for us to increase efficiency, save costs and execute transactions more easily.

Who is Race Wong?


Born in Malaysia and raised in Singapore, Race Wong serves as Chief Product Officer (CPO) and co-founder of Ohmyhome. She holds a Master’s degree in Business from the University of Newcastle, where she majored in Marketing. She speaks fluent Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.

Ohmyhome is the brainchild of Race. Managing the day-to-day activities including product-related activities, technology development, and customer relations, she was instrumental to Ohmyhome’s successes where more than 4,500 property transactions worth over S$1 billion have transacted through Ohmyhome.


Contents:

  1. Co-founding Ohmyhome
  2. Awards
  3. Career
  4. Ohmyhome’s Official Launch
  5. PropTech Innovation Centre
  6. Singapore’s Trusted Property Transaction Ecosystem
  7. Media Features in 2019
  8. Event Appearances in 2019

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We founded Ohmyhome to create a one-stop solution to make housing transactions simpler, faster, and affordable for all home owners and home seekers.

Co-founding Ohmyhome


The year she turned 30, Race made a surprising move to relocate back to Singapore where her family is based. Seasoned in the real estate sector, Race co-founded Anthill Corporation, a CEA-licensed real estate agency in 2013, where she actively led the team in its marketing and communications activities. She thus played a major role in expanding the business and sourcing commercial investments for corporations.

She then co-founded Ohmyhome Pte Ltd in 2015, a tech company focused on connecting buyers to sellers, landlords to tenants in real estate.

When asked about her career move, Race said that she wanted to focus her attention on something that will provide more value to people, something on the opposite spectrum of her celebrity lifestyle.

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It is a great privilege and honour to be recognized alongside the many outstanding women. The purpose of the award is to encourage other women by sharing our stories. If I am able to achieve my dreams and goals, many others can do so too!

Awards


For her efforts in building Singapore’s First One-Stop Property Solution, Race was awarded Glamour Award for Outstanding Woman in the Entrepreneur Category in 2019. Under Race’s leadership, Ohmyhome was recognized as the Best E-Commerce Startup at 2018 Singapore Rice Bowl Startup Awards. In January 2017, Ohmyhome emerged as Singapore’s #1 HDB app.

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Career


Race was the Marketing Manager at Maybank Kim Eng Hong Kong. Equipped with Securities and Futures trading license in Hong Kong, Race assisted in the integration of the company’s online and offline trading experience. Not only was she at the helm for the organizing and coordinating of seminars and events locally, but Race also co-hosted events in Kuala Lumpur, including the opening of Kim Eng Hong Kong’s first retail shop, the launch of Kim Eng online trading platform and IPO roadshows.

Along with her professional career in the real estate sector, Race has also made her mark in the film and media industry. As a Cantopop artiste in Hong Kong for over 10 years, Race has 4 music albums, 6 TV dramas, and 11 feature films to her name. Driven and ebullient, Race bagged various music awards, such as Most Promising Newcomer (Group) in 2003 and Most Popular Group Gold Award in 2004. Race was also nominated for Best New Actor at the 42nd Golden Horse Film Awards.

Race has represented international brands in marketing campaigns, including Dior, Biotherm, McDonalds, Carlsberg, Pantene, Baleno, and Glaschutte. A social influencer, she has more than 300,000 followers on Facebook and close to 27,000 followers on Instagram.

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Making housing transactions simple, fast and affordable is at the heart of everything we do.

Ohmyhome’s Official Launch


Race began conceptualizing Ohmyhome in the first quarter of 2015 when she came across some of the issues that people face when buying, selling, and renting a home. This prompted Race to develop smart solutions that simplify the housing transaction. The platform officially launched in September 2016, and first targets the HDB market, which is the largest sector of our housing market where around 82% of Singaporeans live in.

PropTech Innovation Centre


On 22 March 2019, Ohmyhome officially moved to its 11,000 square foot PropTech Innovation Centre in Toa Payoh, which serves as the company’s main headquarters. Race spearheaded the centre’s modern interior design to reflect our fast-growing and solution-driven team. She said, “I envisioned this centre to be a space for our community of brilliant innovators, to execute ideas that will transform the world of real estate.”

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I envisioned this centre to be a space for our community of brilliant innovators, to execute ideas that will transform the world of real estate.

Race Wong Media Features in 2019


On 15 January 2019, Race shared useful tips and tricks on how to DIY the buying and selling of your home on Lunch Break with Anna, 96.3好FM.

On 11 February 2019, Race and Rhonda appeared on Money Hacks episode 34 to share the top 5 step-by-step tips for HDB flat buyers in today’s market.

On 8 March 2019, in celebration of International Women’s Day, Race was one of the 12 female achievers featured in ICON Singapore.

On 31 March 2019, KrASIA interviewed our co-founders Rhonda and Race about Ohmyhome’s early startup journey and the bumps they’ve experienced along the way.

On 21 May 2019, Hong Kong’s Unwire.HK aired an interview with Race who shared about proptech and Ohmyhome.

On 22 April 2019, Race and Rhonda appeared on Money Hacks episode 41 to discuss the most important factors to consider when buying or selling your HDB property.

On 5 August 2019, Harper’s BAZAAR named Rhonda and Race in this year’s Power List.

Race appeared on MomBoss Spotlight, an interview series on Michelle Hon’s Youtube channel and shared how she successfully made several huge career transitions and is now the momboss (alongside Rhonda) of Singapore’s no. 1 mass-market property transaction platform. This episode was uploaded on 21 August 2019.

On 31 August 2019, Race shared about our pro-family workplace values and how it encourages work-life harmony on CNA938.

On 16 October 2019, Race appeared on Channel News Asia’s Singapore Tonight, where she explained that we are not limiting ourselves by constantly looking at the gaps in the market and expanding to Southeast Asia and beyond.

On 29 November 2019, Race co-hosted a Facebook Live episode of All About Property with Douglas Quah as the surprise guest star to explain about home valuation.

On 1 December 2019, Race appeared on Channel 8 and shared about Ohmyhome’s Singlish AI chatbot named Joy and how it would serve as a virtual agent to help buyers and sellers complete an entire transaction on their own.

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We know the problems in the market and our goal is to streamline the entire transaction journey on one platform.

Race Wong Event Appearances in 2019


On 2nd March 2019, Race spoke at HSBC’s Island exchange, where she shared her start-up journey, Ohmyhome’s future and her advice for start-up founders.

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On 22 May 2019, Race shared about her journey from cantopop star to tech entrepreneur and how to overcome challenges at the Cloud Expo Asia in Hong Kong.

On 24 May 2019, Race was a speaker at the Fireside Chat on “Why proptech isn’t just about real estate marketplaces” at the Echelon Asia Summit 2019.

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On 30 September 2019, Race shared how Ohmyhome utilises AI for customer service and growth during the Talking AI: AI for Customer Experience at a General Assembly event.

On 9 October 2019, Race and Digital Marketing Manager Benjienen Toledo presented the 3 key ways on How to Unlock the Sweet Spot Between SEO & Trends at the Technology for Marketing Asia Conference 2019.

Working closely with Race will make you wonder how she keeps her sanity while building a fast-growing business.

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You need to prioritise, delegate to and empower the people you trust. Keeping your sanity is possible when you reach out for help when you need it.

Race’s dedication and hard work continue to amaze us everyday!


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