Moving from a founder role to CEO is no small task. While outwardly, it may appear to be simply a change in title, in reality it’s anything but. Starting your own business takes big thinking, innovation, and drive. Those qualities are helpful for CEOs, but must be complemented by much more. Putting innovation into practice and managing a company is an entirely different process than starting the company in the first place, something many founders learn the hard way.
In this conversation, Andrew Chau, co-founder and CEO of Boba Guys Inc., and Liah Yoo, founder and CEO of KraveBeauty, discuss their transitions from starting companies to leading them.