From working with Will Smith and Kevin Hart, to hosting thousands of events across the globe, Xiaoyin Qu’s schedule has been packed lately.
In May, the 27-year-old Stanford dropout added the A-list entertainers to a string of big names eager to back her virtual events start-up with $10.8 million, as investors sought to ride the rising tide of coronavirus-friendly technology businesses.
Qu doesn’t claim to have seen the pandemic coming. Far from it, in fact. This was simply the latest in a long line of failed ideas.
“I had enough failed ideas, or enough ideas people thought were stupid, I just thought well, maybe I’ll give it (a) try,” Qu told CNBC Make It.
Inspired by her mom
Qu is the co-founder and CEO of Run The World, a California-based tech