American Companies Started by Asians

April 16, 2021

Asian-Americans are often ridiculed for moving into poor neighborhoods and exploiting the residents. Those suggesting such lies often do not understand the basic principles of economics, i.e., supply and demand.

We didn’t just start liquor stores or beauty supply shops in the “hood.” We also started some household American names. Here is a small list compiled by Medium.

YouTube: Steve Chen

LinkedIn: Eric Thich Vi Ly

Zoom: Eric S. Yuan

DoorDash: Tony Xu, Stanley Tang, Andy Fang

Peloton: Yony Feng and Hisao Kushi

Pinterest: Ben Silbermann

Yahoo!: Jerry Yang

Bose: Amar Bose

Fitbit: James Park

Twitch: Justin Kan and Kevin Lin

Old Navy: Jenny Ming

Forever 21: Do Won Chang and Jin Sook Chang

Opening Ceremony: Carol Lim and Humberto Leon

Patreon: Sam Yam Sheila Lirio Marcelo

Webflow: Bryant Chou

Gusto: Edward Kim

Kickstarter: Perry Chen

Snapchat: Bobby Murphy

Honey: George Ruan

Rotten Tomatoes: Patrick Lee, Stephen Wang, Senh Duong

Stitch Fix: Katrina Lake

Boxed: Chieh Huang, William Fong, Christopher Cheung

MyFitnessPal: Mike Lee and Albert Lee

Panda Express: Andrew and Peggy Cherng

Airtable: Howie Liu

Notion: Ivan Zhao

Minted: Mariam Naficy

The Honest Company, LegalZoom: Brian Lee

Nvidia: Jensen Huang

Credit Karma: Kenneth Lin

The Hundreds: Bobby Hundreds

NerdWallet: Tim Chen

Coursera: Andrew Ng

Mendocino Farms: Ellen Chen

Guitar Hero: Kai Huang and Charles Huang

GOAT: Eddy Lu and Daishin Sugano

VSCO: Greg Lutze

Phillip Lim 3.1: Wen Zhou and Phillip Lim

Tatcha: Vicky Tsai

Away: Jen Rubio

Vizio: William Wang

Wedding Wire: Timothy Chi

The Knot: David Liu

Poshmark: Tracy Sun

Coffee Meets Bagel: Arum, Dawoon and Soo Kang

SENREVE: Coral Chung and Wendy Wen

Opendoor: Eric Wu

NewEgg: Fred Chang

ViewSonic: James Chu

Yumi: Evelyn Rusli and Angela Sutherland

Caviar: Jason Wang, Shawn Tsao, Richard Din, Andy Zhang

Zwift: Eric Min

Lime: Brad Bao, Adam Zhang, Charlie Gao, Toby Sun

Duo Security: Dug Song

Amplitude: Curtis Liu, Jeffrey Wang, Spenser Skates

Dang Foods Company: Vincent Kitirattargarn

Nona Lim: Nona Lim

Nautica: David Chu

Pinkberry: Shelly Hwang

Cruise Automation: Dan Kan

Monster Cable: Noel Lee

Crunchyroll: Kun Gao

Linksys: Janie and Victor Tsao

Kingston Technologies: David Sun

WebEx: Min Zhu

NetApp: James Lau

Lever: Sarah Nahm

Zuora: Tien Tzuo

M.M.Lafleur: Sarah Miyazawa LaFleur

There are countless more companies that were not listed. This is an overall view of Asian contributions to American corporate success. We are not “leeches,” who move into neighborhoods to exploit the local population. We believe in the American dream, building a business, making a living.

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