David Lee: From HKU to Silicon Valley

David Lee: From HKU to Silicon Valley

HKU alumnus David Lee 李景輝 (BBA (IS) 2003; BEng 2004), co-founder and CEO of Silicon Valley start-up NEX Team, staged a homecoming at HKU’s iconic Main Building, where he worked on his first business idea as a student.
 
David shared on his journey “From HKU to Silicon Valley”, while HKU basketball players perform a live demo of HomeCourt, NEX Team’s AI-powered iPhone basketball app. HomeCourt has been highlighted by Apple and backed by NBA luminaries like Jeremy Lin, Mark Cuban and Steve Nash. 

 
Some quotes from David —
 
Q. Do you have advice for young people starting companies?
A. Treat people fairly. Build a cluster of great people for your team and do good work. What attracts talent is talent. The most difficult moments are when you want to pivot – to change direction. I didn’t know in the beginning if HomeCourt would work, but you just need to keep moving.
 
Q. What was it like presenting on the Apple stage with Steve Nash?
A. Being on the Apple stage was an achievement, but it wasn’t success. Our success comes from bringing joy to our users. We want an app that can be used by everyone from my 7-year-old daughter to an NBA star.
 
We want to serve the world and be a force in a creative future.

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