While Sandy Chin studied law at school, she has built a successful career in finance, a passion she sought to pursue in her gap year. And even after working in the finance and alternative investment world that dealt with most conventional products like credit, real estate, and other fast-moving investment vehicles, she would end up starting a consumer staples hedge fund. Throughout her life and career, Sandy Chin has sought to do and be different.
Calling on young entrepreneurs
Sandy Chin believes that in the investment industry, like most other sectors of the economy lies a great potent waiting to be discovered. She then dares young entrepreneurs to quit fixating on the already explored and highly competitive niches as they stand a better chance of surviving longer within their own niche than while competition with established brands. She put this principle into practice when she started the Tidal Bore Capital, a hedge fund specializing in consumer staples trade.
Even after working with such household names in the investment and banking industry as the Healthcare oriented Visium capital, Sandy fund more fulfillment in trying out a consumer food based investment vehicle. Given the limited number of investment companies currently interested in the trade, Sandy sees this as the opportune moment for her company to carve itself a niche in the trade. She is particularly looking forward to the legalization of marijuana across the country given the number of beverage companies expressing interest in the products.
Resources available to help young entrepreneurs succeed
Sandy Chin appreciates the role such challenges as limited access to funds play in strangling young entrepreneur’s dreams. She is however of the opinion that these entrepreneurs can leverage the limitations with such strengths as readily available information and rapidly growing technology.
She is particularly insistent that young minds hoping to build lasting businesses have to learn to look for information, process and act fast on it if they hope to outbid competition and remain relevant in their chosen fields. This, however, has to start with learning how to explore different but economically viable ventures that help them avoid such startup stranglers as stiff competition and prohibitive initial capital.