We will be exploring her career, the story and future of her company, and engaging with questions from the audience.
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About Norma Chu
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Norma Chu turned her passion for cooking into business. After a successful banking career, she started DayDayCook in 2012 and brought it to Shanghai, China, in 2015.
Under her leadership, DayDayCook now has over 60 million users, recently underwent a merger with Ace Global Business Acquisition at an Enterprise Value of 300 million USD to list on the NASDAQ, and has grown into one of the largest cooking and lifestyle content platforms in China.
Norma has raised over 80 million USD in venture funding for DayDayCook from investors including the Private Investment Fund from the Chairman of The Henderson Land Development and The Hong Kong & China Gas Company, Talis Capital, AMTD Group, Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, K11 Investments, Ironfire Capital, and 500startup. DayDayCook has a vision to satisfy today’s young, female, Gen Z consumers who aspire to better lifestyles by providing them with a modern, 360-degree cooking experience.
In recognition of these achievements, Norma was named as China New Media Top 100 people in 2016. She was also named as one of CY Zone’s Most Notable Female Entrepreneurs for 3 consecutive years in 2017-2019. Norma was featured in Apple Store’s Cover Story in March 2020. Recently, Norma was awarded the Outstanding ICT Women Awards 2020: Women Entrepreneur Category, Harper’s Bazzar The Visionary Woman 2020 and JESSICA Most Successful Women Award 2020 – Digital Women.
Norma is also the cofounder of FoundersHK, president of the Greater Bay Young Entrepreneurship Association, and the founder of Good Food Movement, a charity organization providing genuine inspiration about healthy food sources. She is also a board member of YPO North Asia Regional, Board Member of Hong Kong Shanghai Youth Association, as well as Standing Director of Shanghai and Hong Kong Federation.
Norma was the Head of Research of HSBC Private Bank from 2010-2012. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in the University of Washington.