“Founders are made to look like superheroes. They get up at 4am, meditate, take ice baths, work 100 hours a week… I think it’s a super unhealthy culture.”
Today’s 40 Minute Mentor shines a light on the realities of Founder life, and his passion for reframing how the world sees and perceives credit. We are excited to welcome Tim Chong, Co-Founder and CEO of Yonder, to the podcast.
Yonder is on a mission to build a credit experience that empowers young people to live their best lives and build responsible spending habits, at the same time.
Tune in to today’s episode to discover:
➡️ The unhealthy culture surrounding Founder life [03:53]
➡️ Growing up around computers and the influence on his tech journey [05:25]
➡️ Exploring the world and creating high impact as a consultant [07:33]
➡️ Pivoting from consultant to Founder [10:17]
➡️ How a revolutionised economy in Kenya started the story of Yonder [15:02]
➡️ How Yonder is supporting young people and their social lives via credit spend [21:35]
➡️ Tuning in to Founder interviews to scope out early stage challenges [26:50]
➡️ How to keep going during an economic downturn [29:57]
➡️ Selling the long-term thesis to win over investors [35:40]
➡️ The significant impact of early hires and Yonder’s culture [39:58]
⛳ Helpful links:
➡️Connect with Tim: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tim-chong/
➡️Find out more about Yonder: https://www.yondercard.com/
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