It all started with a crash, says Mothership’s founder Lien We King
A former fund manager and trained DJ, We King is an accidental mediapreneur.
Terence Wong, CFA
CEO and Executive Director
Aug 14, 2020
Had breakfast with Mothership.sg’s founder Lien We King, one of the first friends I made back in secondary school. A former fund manager and trained DJ, We King is an accidental mediapreneur. Meant to be a hobby site, Mothership started with a bang (more like a crash). It’s first article in Aug 2013 – ‘48 reasons why you still feel for Singapore’ – was shared so widely that it crashed the servers for a couple of hours. Over the years, it has powered ahead to be the top 3 news sites in Singapore (behind CNA and ST), with 5m unique users and 30m page views monthly. For a site that started out as a ‘joke that went too far’, it is now one serious business.