by Angela Pan
Originally published: November 20, 2017
I still remember the day when a well-respected man in the technology investment field told me female entrepreneurs would never succeed. Today, I stand as founder and CEO of the fashion technology brand, Ashley Chloe. In fact, in just two years I’ve taken the company to a revenue of eight figures without a single dollar of venture capital funding.
Not only does the success of our Helix Cuff Bluetooth wearable headphones mark the beginning of a new wave in wearable audio technology, it also proves the success of an immigrant female entrepreneur who overcame the odds.
Before launching Ashley Chloe, I worked at an angel investment fund with a hardware portfolio. Being in this world fueled my desire to create and I soon became a part of launching two different startups. While those startups weren’t the success I was hoping for, they taught me how to operate a company and that lesson was invaluable when I found my true calling.