How did she do it? A Q&A with Julia Hu, CEO and founder of Lark

Gwen Edwards, managing director of Golden Seeds and lead investor for Golden Seeds’ investment in Lark

November 27, 2018

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Julia Hu, CEO and founder of Lark

GE: Tell us about the origins of your company.

GE: What market need are you solving, and how is your approach different from how others have addressed this need?

GE: What challenges have you encountered along the way? How have you overcome them?

What was helpful was having a good team around me and being able to discuss and go through the different ideas and test them. We spent three years perfecting the “voice” of Lark and it was a really exciting day when we launched the app and saw how people were enjoying it. In fact, they were calling Lark “she” instead of “it.” Then Apple named us one of the top 10 apps of the year and interest really took off.

GE: You have made some very big pivots that take a lot of courage and determination. How did you find your own compass and what propels you to continue on the road less traveled?

GE: What’s coming up next for your company? Any big milestones on the horizon?

GE: What advice do you have for early-stage founders?

GE: Tell us about your experience with Golden Seeds. How has the Golden Seeds network been helpful to you?

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