Startup Founders: Vaughn Hew Wants to Know WhoGotStuff?


Coming from a family where moving is the norm, I can relate to co-founder Vaughn Hew’s  practical app of WhoGotStuff, a platform that allows people in Hong Kong to give away items that are no longer in need.

Whether it is something you want to give away or an item that you want to acquire without paying for, this app is a great way to share commodities amongst people you know. Overstuffed closets or cluttered pantries become a thing of the past, allowing urban users to broadcast their wares online without interacting with strangers. Instead of sifting through warehouses full of junk, free-cyclers can find that special gem in seconds, all from the comfortable atmosphere of their living room.

App users will be able to monitor who can see their posted items, stretching the web out to three degrees of separation. From books to sporting goods, baby carriages to cameras anything can be given away on WhoGotStuff. Renting and buying are also available options on the app.

Don’t trust the person you are renting items to? An Escrow service is available to insure the transaction, as well as a delivery option for larger loads. Can’t find that receipt or warranty for the expensive purse you bought two months ago? The app also saves documents and links them to your account, relieving the stress you might have undergone if you wanted to return an item. While it may take awhile for this app to reach suburban areas, Vaughn has high hopes for its future in urban environments outside of Hong Kong since space is limited and good people are hard to come by.

“This app isn’t about money. It is more about generating goodwill and building better relationships with your friends.”



Connect with Vaughn

© StartupsHK. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit AND link of actual article is given to StartupsHK with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.