Asian Women Hacking the Startup Landscape
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
CEO & Co-Founder of StyleKist
Katherine Ahn has spent the last 10 years as an entrepreneur and working in start-ups. She was Vice President and General Manager of Microsites at AHA-Life, the global luxury marketplace leader for artisan products, featuring 2,700+ designers in 45+ countries. At AHA-Life, Katherine spearheaded the launch of microsite verticals, building an operational roadmap towards launch, leading partnership marketing, and customer acquisition strategy. Prior to that, she was a professional photographer based in Asia; clients included Lancôme, Estée Lauder, and Shu Uemura. The first half of her career was in finance where she was an investment professional at GAMCO Investors, a $55 billion asset manager, covering technology and retail.
Katherine has an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
Founder & CEO, Hullabalu
Suzanne Xie is the Founder and CEO of Hullabalu, an interactive media company
re-inventing storytelling through a new creative software, called Lightwell. Lightwell is the world's first software to empower creatives to make fully interactive mobile apps without writing a line of code.
Hullabalu launched in 2013, raised $4.4M from prominent investors, and their original story apps have hit #1 in iTunes Books in over 42 countries. Before this, Suzanne founded Weardrobe, one of the largest online fashion communities for street style bloggers. Weardrobe was acquired by Like.com and subsequently Google in 2010. Suzanne started her career at Goldman Sachs and UBS, and graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Economics.