Canadian Business talks to Nanoleaf CEO Gimmy Chu about building a startup in Toronto.

Take it from a Silicon Valley emissary: Canada isn’t good at celebrating the entrepreneurial successes that occur within its borders. “We don’t do this enough in Canada,” Google Canada managing director Sam Sebastian told the crowd  at the tech giant’s GoNorth conference in Toronto last month. “I’m American—we do it too much in the U.S.”

Nanoleaf CEO Gimmy Chu explains why he’s emphasizing form and fun over function, and reveals the challenges of building a hardware company.

 

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Published by Leslie Chen on November 28, 2016.