This is what hopefully will be the first of many podcast interviews by myself with startup founders talking about things important to startups.
I sat down with Norman Cheung, co-founder and CEO of Boxful.com (beautiful site BTW, and done IN HOUSE!) for lunch this week and recorded this 22-minute interview on his recent Series A investment. I learned a lot from Norman who I met in Shanghai last year when he was in another startup, and I’m impressed that he’s done quite a lot with Boxful since January of this year.
The US$6.6 million he raised from non-traditional investors has given me hope for HK’s startup investment scene. Not only did Norman raise from non-VC’s but non-tech companies. This again proves a main talking point of mine that if you want to do a startup in Hong Kong you need to play to its strengths which is finance, logistics, retail/manufacturing/trading and property.
I think we spoiled the Season 5 finale of Game of Thrones so I edited that out – but the rest is intact and was recorded on my iPhone 6 Plus with an iRig mic for better sound – so without further ado – please take a listen to the podcast interview below:
I had fun doing this, but its my first one, so let me know if you enjoyed it and want to hear more and also suggestions on questions and of guests in the comments below.
Casey Lau (@casey_lau) is the co-founder of StartupsHK – see his profile on Startbase.hk