At the end of the day, it's more writing for myself, but the whole hustle porn thing, whereby people believe as long as you work hard, you're going to make it. But that's not the truth, especially in entrepreneurship, and I think you can debate all day, whether it's 50% luck or 80% luck, I don't think there's any real way to prove it, but at the end of the day, it's something that comes into play. And second of all, if you're born into the right family, with the right connections or you go to the right schools, that tends to help a lot. And if you tend to study like all these founders who make it, there is that common thread among them. - Cheng Zishuang
Zishuang is currently spending time writing about tech startups in South-East Asia at https://zishuang.substack.com/ . More than the act of putting out his thoughts, he appreciates the feedback he gets from it.
He's also spending time as a Venture Scout with Saison Capital which is an early stage venture fund with a focus on SouthEast Asia and India. In this capacity, he works with the fund to fund the best startups and understanding what verticals we should bet on.
Prior to this, he was the Country Launcher at Circles.life, a startup backed by Sequoia and Founder's Fund. He also founded a few startups which was a journey of many lows that made the highs extremely fulfilling.