Chris Hsu is the CEO & Co-Founder of Azibo, a VC-backed real estate fintech startup focused on simplifying the rental property experience. Prior to Azibo, Chris served as an Advisory Partner at a16z and previously was CEO of Micro Focus, a $4B enterprise software company. He also was COO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, where he successfully led the largest corporate separation in history. Chris spent the earlier part of his career in leadership roles at top consulting firms, including KKR and McKinsey. A military veteran, Chris graduated as a Distinguished Cadet from the United States Military Academy at West Point and completed his U.S. Army tenure as a Captain. He also has an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.
In this episode of From Start Up to Grown Up, our guest is Chris Hsu. Chris is the CEO and Co-Founder of Azibo, a financial service for rental property owners. He has various work experience with a variety of companies, namely: General Mills, McKinsey, KKR, HP, and Andreessen Horowitz. He also has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management.
In this episode, we cover:
[1:59] Chris’ Personal Life
[7:33] Chris’ Experience on Ranger School
[13:55] Azibo Founding Story
[18:17] Co-Founding Azibo
[22:02] Culture of the Company that Chris wrote down
[33:40] Chris on Leadership
[37:43]The Struggles of Chris in his journey
[46:44] Chris as a CEO
[54:09] Challenges in Talking to Employees and Executives
[59:48] What Chris Wished He Had Known Earlier
[1:02:02] Advice for other Founders
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