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Brian Wong’s Cheat Code: Shortcuts To Getting a Leg up on the Competition

Brian Wong’s Cheat Code: Shortcuts To Getting a Leg up on the Competition

On today’s episode of Gritty Founder, Kreig Kent talks with Brian Wong about his journey as an entrepreneur and how he started Kiip. Brian shares valuable advice on fundraising as well as the importance of taking care of your mind and body as an entrepreneur.

Brian Wong is the 28-year-old co-founder and CEO of Kiip, a mobile consumer engagement platform acquired by NinthDecimal in 2019. Brian is also the author of The Cheat Code.

Some Questions Kreig asks Brian:

– When did you get the idea for Kiip? (24:53)
– What was your experience talking to investors and raising money for Kiip? (28:37)
– How do people develop the ability to think big? (49:18)
– How do you take care of your well being as a founder? (55:54)
– What advice can you give someone who is in the early stages of starting their business? (67:03)

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

– About Brian’s background and how he became an entrepreneur (4:15)
– Why Brian decided to move to Silicon Valley (10:20)
– Tips for cold emailing (15:04)
– About Brian’s experience working at Digg with Kevin Rose (20:47)
– How raising money from VCs has changed over the past ten years (29:24)
– Not every business is fundable, and what makes a business fundable (38:32)
– Benefits of talking to VCs even if your business is not fundable (44:16)
– How traveling can help you develop new, novel ways of thinking (49:18)
– Get inspired by others, but don’t mirror them (50:48)
– Take care of your mind and body (56:37)
– Always remember the reason why you started in the first place (68:32)
– About Brian’s book, The Cheat Code (69:43)

Connect with Brian Wong:

The Cheat Code

Also Mentioned on This Show…

Brian’s favorite quote:
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ―Mahatma Gandhi

See Also

Brian’s book recommendations:
Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely
The Cheat Code by Brian Wong

More Resources:
Lost Connections by Johann Hari
Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari
Principles by Ray Dalio
The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir
Simply Being App

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