Siqi Chen is the VP of Growth at Postmates, the leading on-demand logistics provider. He was previously the co-founder and CEO of Hey (acquired by Postmates), maker of Heyday, an automated journal app, Stolen (the short-lived, but incredibly viral Twitter hit), and Famous.af (Stolen’s less controversial successor). Siqi previously served as the GM at Zynga after an acquisition of his Facebook app startup, Serious Business, maker of the ridiculously viral Friends for Sale, as well as stints at Powerset, Veoh, and NASA Jet Propulsion Lab.
In this episode, we learn how Siqi leverages data to drive growth and build viral products, why the ability to build rapidly growing businesses failed to make Heyday stick, and how he applies these lessons to give super powers to everyday people.
Follow Siqi on Twitter @blader.
Siqi’s favorite book: The Book: On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are
Something Siqi spends too much money on that he doesn’t regret: Travel & food
Siqi’s favorite travel destination: Osaka, Japan
Siqi’s favorite restaurant (in the world): Saison
Executive producer & host: Joe Mahavuthivanij
Edited by: Debra Lin
Theme music by: Music for Makers
Logo design: Debra Lin