1 hr 8 min

Elvin Zhang on 6 Figure Exits, Pitching to VCs, & Blockchain Technology [S01E04] The SIA Business Podcast

    • Business

Elvin Zhang is a Singapore-based polymath and #startupfounder with his interests ranging from Quantum Physics to #Blockchain and #Fintech. He also has won an award for playing a unique Chinese musical instrument. 

In this episode he speaks about:

• Why his family moved him from China to Singapore
• Why he spends 70% of his social media time on Facebook and 30% of his time on #WeChat (a Chinese super-app)
• Why he rejected UC Berkley after getting rejected from MIT, Stanford, and Harvard (and why he lied about it to his parents)
• Elvin's first business in a $100 million Singaporean industry
• Elvin's first startup exit (a 6 figure USD amount)
• How Toucan Pay came into being
• Why Peter Thiel's Zero to One concept means different things for different startups
• The mismatch between business and technical teams
• The right way to pitch to VCs
• The importance of Blockchain Technology

FOR SHOW NOTES & MORE, PLEASE VISIT ➔ https://www.syedirfanajmal.com/podcast/elvin-zhang-startups-sia-s01e04/

Elvin Zhang is a Singapore-based polymath and #startupfounder with his interests ranging from Quantum Physics to #Blockchain and #Fintech. He also has won an award for playing a unique Chinese musical instrument. 

In this episode he speaks about:

• Why his family moved him from China to Singapore
• Why he spends 70% of his social media time on Facebook and 30% of his time on #WeChat (a Chinese super-app)
• Why he rejected UC Berkley after getting rejected from MIT, Stanford, and Harvard (and why he lied about it to his parents)
• Elvin's first business in a $100 million Singaporean industry
• Elvin's first startup exit (a 6 figure USD amount)
• How Toucan Pay came into being
• Why Peter Thiel's Zero to One concept means different things for different startups
• The mismatch between business and technical teams
• The right way to pitch to VCs
• The importance of Blockchain Technology

FOR SHOW NOTES & MORE, PLEASE VISIT ➔ https://www.syedirfanajmal.com/podcast/elvin-zhang-startups-sia-s01e04/

1 hr 8 min

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