The Indelible VC
SEA of Startups
Eric Cheng of Carsome

Eric Cheng of Carsome

Building Malaysia's first Unicorn

This week we had a special collaboration with Founder Institute Malaysia as part of their relaunch and announcing they are open for applications.  In this session, we were joined by Eric Cheng the Founder of Carsome, which is Malaysia’s first and only unicorn.

This was a great conversation with Eric as he walks us through the early days of launching Carsome and the pathway they have taken in scaling it to where it is today.  We discuss scaling internationally and the pathway of being a venture-backed company.  An inspiring journey with a lot of lessons for aspiring founders.

I’d love to know what you took away from this conversation with Eric Cheng. If you’d like to be considered as a guest or have someone that you’d like to hear me speak to, drop me a message.

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In this episode, we cover:

[2:25] The origins of entrepreneurship and the pathway to launching Carsome.

[7:07] Lessons learned from past entrepreneurship.

[9:46] Validating the market and getting feedback.

[17:57] From launching to adding features and services.

[29:41] Looking to become international early in the business.

[34:28] Becoming a Venture-backed company and how it evolves from early stage to later rounds

[47:35] Closing questions

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SEA of Startups
At Indelible Ventures, we strive to promote the startup ecosystem in Southeast Asia and bring attention to the stories of entrepreneurs and the businesses they have founded. By promoting the ecosystem, we aim to draw more attention and, with it, more VC Funding to Founders.
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