Hello Digital World,
Well here’s a first! A blog post from me, the CEO lol. Usually its Truong who writes our blog but today i felt like “voicing out”. Although i’m the CEO, do i really act like one? Not really as well all wear the CEO hat at some point. However, i am good at communication, presentation, speaking out and bridging people together, thus i was picked to be mr. CEO. (our titles dont mean anything to us as we still make fun of each other whenever we can =])
Starting this startup has certainly has been a rough ride with a huge learning curve. We have been making progress this year and all is working as should be. Thats not to say we did not encounter hard challenges along the way.
Building a startup is like building a car as Eric Ries puts it and ours have been long in the making. We had problems with the ignition, the cylinder, spark plugs etc… Each piece of the components, we had to learn from the grounds up or find someone who knew what we needed.
But thats not to say we are already driving and racing around the freeway. Heck the car is still parked at the auto-shop! But little by little we see each piece come together to create a bigger working system and i guess thats what a startup is; an engine of growth.
A couple days ago, we launched a crowsourcing fundraiser using Cauzoom and it’s platform to attract donations from people all over the world. It was the first time, we used such method but as the company and work continues, we find ourselves in the need of funds.
Now it is kinda weird as i’m plastering this link (http://cauzoom.com/project/cloud-and-you
Please donate, its for a good cause :] ) all over my facebook, linked in etc… because i haven’t really told to the world that i am starting a startup. I didn’t hide it but i didn’t advertise it either.
So far we have raised $310 from friends and family but the goal is to get $2500 by Feb 19. $2500 seems a bit much but you know the saying “Go big or go home.” Well its at least worth a try and if we don’t reach the goal, the money is returned back to the donor.
So i guess i have to shamelessly ask the audience, please help us out with our goal and thanks for reading. Ill try to write more thoughts to contribute to our blog although Truong has been doing a good job so far.
PS: Happy Chinese New Years to my fellow Chinese and Asian folks who are celebrating this holiday.