Podcast sharing stories of Asian American founders and entrepreneurs who have taken a leap of faith to create something they're passionate about, despite the allure and pressures of traditional paths. We’re on a journey to find their quirky, sometimes smelly, but critical sauce that hopefully inspires our listeners to find their own secret sauce!
Ep 26: The World's Greatest Hype Man with Justin Kan
We're super excited to be speaking with Justin Kan, currently CEO of Atrium - a start-up hoping to reinvent the way lawyers provide exceptional legal service. Previously, Justin was a Partner at YC (Y Combinator) and Founder of many other start-ups, including Twitch (acq. by Amazon in 2014 for almost $1B).
Ep 25: Headfirst into Shortcomings with Eric Feng, Partner at KPCB & Co-Founder/CEO of Packagd
We jam with Eric Feng, Partner at Kleiner Perkins (KPCB) and Co-founder/CEO of Packagd. Unlike previous guests, Eric plays dual roles as both an operator and investor. He is the co-founder of Packagd, a startup improving the mobile shopping experience, and is also a full-time partner at Kleiner Perkins.
Eric's career is no short of amazing operational feats - he was also previously CTO at Flipboard, the Founding CTO and Head of Product at Hulu, and founder of a few others startups. In this episode, you will hear about Eric’s exciting journey navigating the world of startups and investing!
Ep 25: Emotion Inspired Productions with Phil Wang, Co-Founder of WongFu Productions
Part 3 of 3 of our LA Series, we'll be interviewing one of our childhood idol’s - Phil Wang from Wong Fu Productions.
You might recognize his name from YouTube hits such as “Yellow Fever” and “Asian Bachelorette,” as Phil has been a creator of many popular films and shorts that resonate with the Asian-American experience. In this episode, you’ll hear from Phil and his journey to create the media company Wong Fu Productions. Founded in 2006 during the rise of YouTube, Phil capitalized on the growth of the platform to grow his media empire as well. Today the Wong Fu Productions YouTube channel has over 3mm followers!
Ep 23: Investing in LA with Eva Ho, Partner at Fika Ventures
Part 2 of 3 of our LA Series Eva Ho, General Partner at Fika Ventures, a technology fund she started which invests mainly in data-focused and AI-enabled start-ups. As an Entrepreneur-in-Residence of LA, she's betting on the LA ecosystem. A serial entrepreneur and founder at heart, she was previously a founding General Partner at Susa Ventures and founding executive at Factual, a leading location data provider in Los Angeles. Ho comes from an eclectic background: She was born in China, but moved to Mozambique to escape communism with her family. At 7, they moved to Boston, where her parents later opened a small Chinese restaurant near Fenway Park. Soon Ho found herself graduating from Harvard and Cornell and entering into the fast-paced world of tech. Join us next week as we share her adventure and learnings along the way!
EP 22: Dropout to Successful Entrepreneur w/ Mike Zhang, CEO and Co-Founder of Shift Ventures
Today we'll be speaking with Mike Zhang, CEO and Co-Founder of Shift Ventures. Shift Ventures is home to brands like The Drip Club and strives to build world-class brands in the booming e-liquid space. 🌊 At just 25, he has multiple companies and a solid exit under his belt.
We'll talk to him about his experience dropping out of UC Berkeley as a Freshman to start a multi-million dollar airsoft business, as well as the beginnings of The Drip Club, and why he chose to take the helm as CEO. Tune in to hear about his entrepreneurship adventure and the personal values that kept him motivated throughout it!
EP 21: Building a team through IPO with Melody Koh, former Head of Product at Blue Apron and Venture Partner at NextView Partners
Today, we release Melody Koh, starting with her decision to join Blue Apron as the first product hire, and ultimately the Head of Product through IPO. The values instilled by her parents in test-taking transferred into her work ethic and contributed her style of leadership, which she translates to her org as she managed more, including her peers early on. After IPO, she joined NextView Ventures, and shares her motivations for being operator vs. investor, now having done both!
One of best interview podcasts out there
Love the content, the humor makes it stand out from the rest (sauce analogies are absolutely hilarious), and the people you guys bring on are so accomplished, smart, yet down to earth. You guys do a great job asking straight forward questions with depth. Thanks for hosting such a great show!
Ready for more!
As a fellow podcaster (Rideshare Guy Podcast), Wilson and Elton have a great rapport and the quality of guests is top notch. I like that they talk about the business side of things but also about the culture and environment that these entrepreneurs grew up in too and how that molded their life and business decisions!
Inspiring Podcast and Energetic Hosts
Thanks to Elton and Wilson for sharing these inspiring stories and insights! Love the enthusiasm, energy, and unique perspectives. Look forward to hearing more about Asian American entrepreneurs and venture capitalists!