Established in 2016, We The People (WTP) is the world's only multichannel crowdfunding retail chain and community. Since its inception, WTP has gone from 14 brands to more than 160 brands with multiple product lines. WTP has five brick-and-mortar stores in Singapore, a store in Malaysia, an online store available worldwide at wtpstore.co, and is expanding its reach with new stores in 2018-2019. Its first U.S.-based, store opened in St. Louis, MO in November 2018. With the goal of bringing together the global creator community, WTP continues to expand internationally in the United States, Australia, Korea, Spain, China, and Indonesia.
Founded for creators by creators Ryan Sim, Joel Liew, Nison Chan, and CEO Jay Kang, the company achieved an 800 percent growth in revenue by the end of 2017. Providing education, e-commerce, and brick-and-mortar retail space for entrepreneurs, WTP is quickly becoming the hub of innovation in Asia and around the world.
Meet the Team!
Jay Kang Founder / Management
Nison Chan Managing Director – Purchasing & Brand Management
Joel Liew Managing Director – Design & Brand Development
Ryan Sim Managing Director – Marketing & Business Development
Selena Ryu Business Development Manager
Derrick Lim Han Yuan Events / IT Systems Manager
Ayton See Operations Executive
Jessica Lee Accountant
Desmond Cheng Acting Chief Manager Singapore Operations
Terry Pancake Chief Financial Officer
John VarnayDirector, Global Territories Franchise & License Sales
Director, Global Territories Franchise & License Sales
Javier Chionh Operations Executive
Hafiz Sani Operations Executive
Elise Chua Marketing Manager
Imagine, if there was a place you could go to, a one stop, A-Z solution, for which you could take your ideas and turn them from dreams to reality. An entrepreneurial paradise, so to speak. Being an entrepreneur is tough and we’re here to be the guiding light in an otherwise unlit road. We’re creators too!
Our Core Values
Teamwork | Passion | Humility | Creativity | Empathy
Our Mission - The Three Pillars
Great ideas don’t have to come from big companies, anyone can have one. With crowdfunding, anyone can turn that idea into a reality. We’ve been heavily involved with multiple tertiary institutions to educate different students about how crowdfunding could work for them. We’re creators too and would love to pass on the lessons and tips we’ve learnt over the years.
A Multi-channel Retail Solution Offline and Online. Harmony is key. With our strong retail channels, we bring benefits to brands in terms of reach and accessibility to a broad international consumer audience.
WTP LIVE Funding
Areas of our stores are exclusively reserved for creators who wish to have their prototypes displayed during the course of their crowdfunding campaign. This serves a couple of great benefits:
- A physical touch point in a public space allows for legitimacy to grow.
- Less backers will cancel their pledges
- Invaluable feedback and insight from the public
Learn more about Live-Funding.
Our first retail store opened in September 2016
in Singapore’s Orchard Road, offering only 14 brands of products for sale.
At the end of 2017, we had 5 stores in select locations throughout the island. Namely, Orchard Central, Millennia Walk, Westgate, i12Katong, Metro Paragon and Metro Centrepoint. Our revenue saw a growth factor of 800%
from 2016 to 2017.
In 2019, WTP plans to open stores in the USA, UAE, EUROPE, HONG KONG, INDONESIA, THAILAND, MALAYSIA, CHINA, JAPAN.