Ep 09: Company Creation Done Right with Lisa Yu


Today we sit with Lisa Yu, a tech-whizz who knows how to create companies the right way. Lisa tells us that entrepreneurship is in her blood, and shares her story of, as an immigrant child, watching her parents create a business with no credit and few resources. Before she created her own businesses though, Lisa worked for some of the largest tech companies in the world and enjoyed a particularly enriching stint at Microsoft. She continues by sharing each of her professional experiences which ultimately led to the creation of her latest business: Dream Teamers. Following this, Lisa talks about what led to the inception of Dream Teamers, as she tells us how she wanted to create a company that she could have teamed up with when she first started out as an entrepreneur. Detailing her early experiences, Lisa talks about how being the sole founder of a company was a lonely journey, and why having a community of creative thinkers would have made all the difference. As listeners will find out, Dream Teamers is a growth-mindset community of entrepreneurs and creatives who are committed to making a positive impact on the world. She expands on this and tells us about a few of the benefits of joining Dream Teamers, like networking, coaching, and accountability. To hear what these are and how they’re entwined with her professional life, be sure to join us today!


Key Points From This Episode:

  • Introducing today’s guest, Lisa Yu.

  • Lisa tells us a little bit about her backstory.

  • Hear about Lisa’s experiences working at Microsoft.

  • When Lisa first got bit by the startup bug.

  • Lisa talks about OFFICEBOOK, a real estate company.

  • Perspectives on an automated future.

  • What inspired Lisa to create a community-based business.

  • Lisa defines what growth means.

  • What sets DREAM TEAMERS apart.

  • Lisa’s advice for global founders.

  • How Lisa approaches companies she invests in.

  • Hear about how Lisa develops her own company.

  • We ask Lisa about her dreams.

  • Advice Lisa would have given herself three years ago.


Tweetables:

“My work at Microsoft Research was a ton of fun because I got to work with researchers and developers to cherry-pick the best technology and connect it to product teams.” — Lisa Yu [0:04:46]

“About a year into starting my business, I slipped into founder depression. It was such a lonely journey to not have other entrepreneurs to lean on.” — Lisa Yu [0:15:12]

“Dream Teamers is a growth-mindset community of entrepreneurs and creatives who are committed to making a positive impact on the world.” — Lisa Yu [0:20:48]

“The process of learning is easier than unlearning.” — Lisa Yu [0:34:31]


Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Lisa Yu on LinkedIn

Bahar Ansari on LinkedIn

Bahar Ansari on Instagram

Bahar Ansari on Twitter

Microsoft

Bill Gates

Nokia

OFFICEBOOK

Draper University

DREAM TEAMERS

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