Just some information about the background of the founders and team that comprises Zookal. The first part is on Jon.


Jon was born and raised in Sydney, Australia to an Australia mother and Hong Kong father, in the northern suburbs of Sydney (Hornsby area). He has three sisters, including a twin sister. If you have met Jon, you know he is very tall at 190cm (6’3), but no he is not a former basketballer; actually he is a lifelong soccer player. and avid UFC fan. Jon currently resides in Singapore where he has lived since the beginning of 2015 in expanding Zookal to South East Asian countries including Singapore, Hong Kong and the Philippines.


Jon is a bit quirky at the best of times, as evidence through the photo of him emulating a snapchat filter (see below). His favourite cuisines include Japanese and most Western dishes. He has a big sweet tooth too. His favourite books include Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts and many ‘business’ related books including ‘How to win friends and influence people’ by Dale Carnegie. His favourite music artists include Ty Dolla Sign, Fetty Wap, Future, J Cole, Chris Brown and others. Jon is not afraid to go to the movies by himself – particularly enjoying thriller-related movies and anything with Denzel Washington. His favourite sports teams include Inter Milan (soccer/football), Sydney Swans (AFL) and the Golden State Warriors (NBA).


Although Jon likes to laugh a lot, even at his own expense, he can be serious at times; completing a double degree (Bachelor of Accounting and Bachelor of Laws at Macquarie University) and recently nominated as an Outstanding Alumni. Jon is also a qualified CPA and was featured in CPA’s, ‘In The Black’ Magazine for their leadership track article. Prior to joining the ‘start-up world’, Jon worked in Sydney for two years at some of Australia’s largest professional service firms and banks.


Jon’s big ambition is driven by impact. Making a significant impact on the lives of people at scale is what pushes him each day to build amazing products and experiences for different communities and people around the world.

You can connect with Jon here:

Linked In

Twitter: @jonxtse

Instagram: @jonxsea

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