[Interview] Kathy Cheng, Founder of Thankful Registry

“5. What experience has been most useful to you in your entrepreneurship journey?

Talking to my customers, whether it’s by email or in person. I get to hear their feedback, their praise, their suggestions and their curiosity about how Thankful came to be. Those interactions have been the most meaningful to me by far.”

Start Jeffrey Up

 [The following is an interview by Jessica Kao (EST staff) on Kathy Cheng, Founder of Thankful Registry, with authorization for publishing on the personal blog of Start Jeffrey Up and the FB pages of Entrepreneurs Society of Taiwan (EST) and Plus8.]
About Thankful Registry:
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1. How did you get the idea for your startup?

It’s a familiar story! A few years ago, I was going to a lot of weddings and it occurred to me that the wedding registry experience was pretty awful. So I thought, why hasn’t someone come up with a better online experience yet? Of course, wedding registries are more common in the U.S. than in Asia, so it’s probably not something a lot of Asian consumers can relate to.

2. Who is your target market?

Originally I thought Thankful’s target market would be very much U.S.-based. And focused on design-minded, tech-savvy couples. However, since the…

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