Tough­ened up by chal­lenges

Prestige (Singapore) - - PROFILE -

Within four years, Carousell evolved into one of the world’s largest and fastest growing com­mu­nity mar­ket­places, with more than 35 mil­lion list­ings. Its ex­po­nen­tial suc­cess can be at­trib­uted to its sim­ple user in­ter­face, which al­lows smart­phone users to snap, list and sell within 30 sec­onds — some­thing that was heav­ily in­flu­enced by co-founder and self-taught de­signer Mar­cus Tan. “It has been a non-stop race to learn and grow with fi­nite time and re­sources since we built our first Carousell pro­to­type. We faced a lot of dis­ap­point­ment and ob­jec­tions from fam­ily and friends at the start. I like to think it’s made us op­ti­mists, be­liev­ing that we can and are do­ing some­thing oth­ers thought could not be done.”

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