Hong Kong Native: Why I Moved Back to Startup [VIDEO]

September 17, 2011

12:00 pm

Paul Lee is the founder of Ximplar, a startup that creates spreadsheet software for businesses and hearing enhancement technology. Raised in Hong Kong until he crossed the ocean to attend the University of Michigan, Lee worked on startups in Silicon Valley and New York until 2007. I previously covered Lee’s thoughts on why startups aren’t cool in Hong Kong; in the video below, he explains why he moved back there to start a company and why communities trying to imitate Silicon Valley have the wrong focus.

 

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Kira M. Newman is a Tech Cocktail writer interested in the harsh reality of entrepreneurship, work-life balance, and psychology. She is the founder of The Year of Happy and has been traveling around the world interviewing entrepreneurs in Asia, Europe, and North America since 2011. Follow her @kiramnewman or contact [email protected]

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