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Author: Amrita Mangho
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- Amrita Mangho
Journalist at Sector
Over 93% of start-ups fail in the fight to secure a piece of the multibillion-dollar beauty industry. Despite the odds, Jane Weng, CEO and Founder of Floroma, a leading perfume brand in Hong Kong has thrived even during the pandemic-induced economic downturn. As her business crosses the five-year milestone, you can’t help but notice the fighter behind the guise of a petite young woman. From finance to founder At 25 years old, Jane felt like her life was “boring”. She had spent most of her early twenties chasing after a promotion in her banking role with HSBC, yet deep inside,…
Lavine Hemlani | CEO and Founder of XccelerateI am standing by the coffee bar in a refreshingly bright co-working space. Everyone is dressed in jeans and sneakers, there is an abundance of nature and just about anything, from business to video games, is up for debate. That is why, when Lavine Hemlani, CEO and Founder of Xccelerate, walks into the room, he appears quite the misfit. He carries himself with a purpose. His sharp navy suit a nod to his Wall Street roots. Lavine leads me around the corner and suddenly, we are out of the start-up incubator and inside…