Chris Leong started off his career in an oil and gas MNC, he realised that old technology standards and procedure-oriented organisations just didn’t challenge him enough, in fact it bored him. He left the company to start a retail business, which failed before moving on to work for Microsoft Malaysia. He later then joined Cradle Fund to work with entrepreneurs to know and assist the industry’s growth.
Naturally being a rule breaker and a person who likes to explore new things, has helped motivate Chris to be an entrepreneur. An E&E engineer, he moved on to programming and soon found his sweet spot, the combination of business and technology.
Witnessing Soft Space’s rapid growth, Chris believes in creating value for both the company and himself. Though landing the first client was difficult, Soft Space currently has 13 bank clients across South East Asia. The challenge has always kept Chris motivated and enabled him learn how to get things done more efficiently. Sharing his journey with Soft Space, below are the key takeout points.
The session ended with a networking session.
The upcoming Startup Grind KL would feature Joel Neoh, who is currently the Head of Groupon Asia Pacific and listed as one of Asia’s Top 10 young entrepreneurs. For more information and event details, check out STARTUP GRIND KL.