Winning a hackathon reversed Siu Rui's, Co-founder of Carousell, fate of getting a real job.
Not many can go without a salary for 1.5 years. Siu Rui, Co-founder of Carousell, did (and kept his parents in the dark about it). Little wonder then why his life hack is "Do what you love and you'll never work another day in your life." Read on to find out more about this passionate individual who's living his dream of using his love for technology to solve problems, and stalk dogs on Instagram.
I'm one of the luckiest persons around with the opportunity to help solve a meaningful problem together with the most passionate and talented team.
We won a hackathon called Startup Weekend and it reversed my fate of getting a real job. Instead, I got to live my dream of using my love for technology to solve problems.
I don't think my parents knew that I did not get a salary up till October 2013, which was 1.5 years after graduating and starting Carousell.
Majority of the "people" I follow on Instagram are dogs. Specifically, doxies (dachshunds) and corgis, or collectively stumpies. Charlie (@artisticvoid), a piebald dachshund, is my favourite - he is caring and inspiring.
I shed a couple of tears when we won the hackathon (Startup Weekend). We were working on a couple of projects before that weren't going anywhere, so when we finally found a solution to a meaningful problem that resonated with a lot more people, it was huge for me.
Our mission. Staying 100% focused on our mission to inspire the world to start selling.
Hearing stories of how Carousell is benefitting people worldwide also inspires me.
I do the 7-minute workout (with the help of my pebble watch) 2-3 times a week. It's efficient and keeps the heart pumping.
Do what you love and you'll never work another day in your life.
Don't stop believin'
"We are less than 1% done."
Passion inspires me, and hence, our Carousell family inspires me.
Still loving technology. Still focused on solving problems.
Published Date: 10 September 2015