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Building a Startup in Asia is Nothing Like I Imagined

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“They join because they don’t have to wear a suit.” Well, that is certainly part of why 8 Securities CEO and Co-founder Mikaal Abdullah is able to recruit people to the Hong Kong and Japan-based mobile-banking startup. It certainly doesn’t hurt that 8 Securities is well-funded and growing like a weed. Abdullah joins Startup Stories from Hong Kong. In this segment Abdullah let’s us in on why for him one fintech startup is enough. How he is not just able to run a company, but also be a parent to five kids. And finally, why L.A. narco gangster television is not just good entertainment, but has some business lessons to be learned as well.