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

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Elvin Zhan 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)
• his first business in a $100 million Singaporean industry
• his first exit (a 6 figure USD amount)
• How Toucan Pay came into being
• Why Peter Theil'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


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