Blockchain is hot. However, what we do not know is whether ICO is a viable way for entrepreneurs under the dual effects of legal regulations and market booms. Robin8, a data-driven influencer marketing platform utilizing AI and Big data, raised 3.6 million USD and also closed ICO in 6 weeks. Miranda Tan, CEO and Founder of Robin8 joined us to introduce how she developed Robin8 in China, raised money after meeting over 100 investors, and met blockchain in the end.
She shared many factors she considered for the fundraising and ICO. For example, how consistent product and repeated pitch practices helped her to raise ICO in a short time. Not stopping at talking about the positive sides of ICO, she also noticed the drawbacks. Can’t wait to share this episode with you! Click to listen to it!
Show Notes: 01:32 Introduce Miranda Tan and Robin8 02:53 Connection with Chinaccelerator and China 05:53 Develop Robin8 to an influencer search engine in China 08:50 Chinese investors move faster than the western but they invest in certain type of company 11:20 Learn from mistakes while fundraising for your company 14:10 Get values from meetings with investors 14:20 What was the Catalyst to do ICO 21:51 Blockchain is regulated, especially in China. 23:24 Biggest takeaways from doing an ICO in 6 weeks 26:07 How to leverage blockchain when they heavily relied on big data and AI technology 31:30 ICO: positive or negative? 37:00 Work as a female CEO
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Many thanks to our host Ryan Shuken, guest Miranda Tan, editor David and Geep, organizer Chinaccelerator and sponsor People Squared.