An intimate community of young Asian founders & creators

We host a curated series of events in New York City designed to form genuine, long-lasting relationships—think small meetups, dinner parties, happy hours, game nights, and more. We value authenticity and creating impact at scale.

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Spotlights

Gen Z Spotlights

Arun Kirubarajan
Co-Founder of Magna (YC W22)
Sarah Chieng
Co-Founder of Thrifthouse
Andrew Tan
Co-Founder of Ladder (now Nova)
Allan Maman
Co-Founder of Bloom (YC S21), Andrew Yang's Campaign Strategist
Nadya Okamoto
Co-Founder of August, Period Creator
Ami Yoshimura
Co-Founder of Verci, Community Builder
Angelina Suwoto
Travel Creator
Jon Wang
Co-Founder of Shimmer (YC S21)
Alexander Wu
Co-Founder of Utopia Labs
Jennifer Lee
Justin Kan's Executive Producer, Discord Moderator
Nikita Gupta
Co-Founder of Symba
Yash Khandelwal
Co-Founder of Hedge
Sam Song Li
Comedy Creator & "The Brothers Sun" Star
Kenan Saleh
Co-Founder of Halo Cars (now Lyft Media)
Eric Zhu
Co-Founder of Aviato
Zehra Naqvi
Community Builder and Republic Investor
Saif Khawaja
Founder of Shinkei Systems (YC W22)
Elena Shinohara
Rhythmic Gymnast TikTok Creator, U.S. National Team Member
Khoi Le
Co-Founder of Fanhouse
Angad Arneja
Co-Founder of WOMBO
Brian Wu
Co-Founder of Daelus Space
Phoebe Yao
Founder of Pareto, Thiel Fellow
Annie Hwang
Co-Founder of Jemi (YC S20)
Arun Kirubarajan
Co-Founder of Magna (YC W22)
Sarah Chieng
Co-Founder of Thrifthouse
Andrew Tan
Co-Founder of Ladder (now Nova)
Allan Maman
Co-Founder of Bloom (YC S21), Andrew Yang's Campaign Strategist
Nadya Okamoto
Co-Founder of August, Period Creator
Ami Yoshimura
Co-Founder of Verci, Community Builder
Angelina Suwoto
Travel Creator
Jon Wang
Co-Founder of Shimmer (YC S21)

Our Mission

Asian Founder started off as a newsletter, featuring Asian Gen Z founders and creators to inspire young people to innovate. Through that experience, I discovered the value of community for those forging their own paths. Especially when you’re young, starting something can be lonely, unstable, and hard to understand by other people.

As Asian-Americans, many of us were raised by immigrant parents who sacrificed a lot to provide us with the best opportunities. For some of us, that meant taking the risk to build something we were passionate about, but oftentimes in conflict with the traditional path our parents wanted for us. Being in NYC, we wanted to create an intimate space for Asian Gen Z founders and creators to feel seen and supported by other people who understand.

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