July 12, 2018

Seed to Scale: Episode 2 with Chieh Huang, Founder of Boxed

On company culture & how his role as CEO changes every 6 months

Hadley Harris speaks with Chieh Huang, the co-founder & CEO of Boxed, an early Eniac company and one of Bloomberg’s Top 50 people to watch in 2018. Chieh is a charismatic, natural born leader, and his passion and dedication have grown Boxed from his parent’s garage to raising over $130M with hundreds of employees.

In this episode, he digs into his journey to Boxed, from his start as a lawyer to co-founding Astro Ape which sold to Zynga in a few short years. He speaks candidly about how his role as CEO changes every 6 months, the most important qualities when working with co-founders and how to recalibrate as the company grows.

Boxed sets itself apart with a vibrant culture and Chieh speaks to why it’s critical to keep employees motivated and how they adapted benefits to fit the distinct needs of employees, such as tuition and wedding costs.