Deny Khoung

Portfolio Support

Deny partners with 8VC's portfolio companies, adding value through design mentorship, hiring, product feedback, and being a conduit to help teams overcome design challenges. He also helps to drive the firm's design initiatives forward.

Deny co-founded Standard Metrics, a financial collaboration platform for founders and their investors. Previously, Deny founded Whitespace, a designer accelerator helping early-stage startups ramp their design teams. Prior to that, he was a Designer-in-Residence at Formation 8 and a Creative Director at Zanbato, a fintech company focused on bringing efficiency to private capital markets.

Deny has a BFA in Graphic Design and BFA in Photography from San Jose State University where he also served as an adjunct design lecturer. Deny serves as an advisor to startups including Standard Metrics, Affinity, and Esper.