The China Startup Pulse

Crowdsourcing, co-founders and the first Chinese start-up to be accepted to Y-Combinator.

Episode Summary

Buckle up as we welcome one of China's top entrepreneurs David Chen, CEO of Strikingly.com. Having quit Goldman Sachs and his studies at the University of Chicago, despite his parent's wishes to the contrary, David never gave up on his dream and followed it to Silicon Valley despite not getting into Y-Combinator on his first attempt.

Episode Notes

Buckle up as we welcome one of China's top entrepreneurs David Chen, CEO of Strikingly.com. Having quit Goldman Sachs and his studies at the University of Chicago, despite his parent's wishes to the contrary, David never gave up on his dream and followed it to Silicon Valley despite not getting into Y-Combinator on his first attempt.

David has very much followed the Lean Start-up methodology in his rise to fame. He shares valuable insights on his own lean path to success, eventually landing a spot in Y-Combinator, one of the world's most renowned accelerator programs in Silicon Valley. David never gave up, admitting this was one of the key attributes top accelerators like Y-Combinator look for in founders. We hope you enjoy.

A huge thank you to our sponsors Chinaccelerator and People-Squared and to our crew, Darren, David, Qi, and Chrystal.