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Interview with Elton Chang from Molu AQUA

Elton Chang CEO of NexumAQUA is a battery-free amplifier especially designed for headphones. Through MicroUSB and iOS Lightning, AQUA connects directly to mobile devices such as phones and tablets. With its stylish design, it’s your best friend for high quality music. It allows you to have awesome listening experience anytime, anywhere. AQUA is made by NEXUM – a team of passionate music lovers based in Taipei.
Tell us a bit about yourself. Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Elton Chang, CEO of NEXUM.
What does a typical day in your life look like?
I’m extremely busy running the company!
Tell us something that most people don’t know about you
Most of people don’t know that I am a good chef. 🙂

Elton Chang CEO of Nexum

Never give up! You will be making mistakes, but you’ll come back even stronger.

How did you come up with the idea for your product and what made you “go for it”

We know that the mobile technology is getting more mature & powerful every day. And people are forced to listen to music at poor quality via their smartphones. We thought that if there were a simple device that could increase the audio quality without much hussle – that would be cool!
Also High-Res audio is coming soon, so it’s the right time for people to step up their mobile audio quality.

What is the best decision you’ve ever made with your product (financial, emotional, educational) that led to the product we’re experiencing today?
Getting the proper education 🙂
Where do you see your company or your company’s focus in 1-2 years?
We think that people will love the AQUA design concept and NEXUM will become a major brand in all things audio in the next 1-2 years.
If you could time travel back to day one of your start­up and have 15min with your former self to communicate any lessons you’ve acquired with the intention of saving yourself mistakes and heartache, what would you tell yourself?
Due to the start up members being friends, I thought they would treat this company as I do, but most of the time I was wrong. So, if I’d have the chance to turn back time, I’d treat friends within my company differently.
Nexum AQUAWho has been the biggest influence on your life and work and why?
My parents! They split up when I was a kid and divorce is really tough for kids to deal with.

Elton Chang CEO of Nexum

if I’d have the chance to turn back time, I’d treat friends within my company differently.

Any tips for aspiring entrepreneurs on how to facilitate a successful financing campaign?
Never give up! You will be making mistakes, but you’ll come back even stronger.
What do you see as the biggest advancement in your technology sector over the next 5-10 years?
Everything is changing so fast these days, so it’s very hard for me to make any forecasts…
What do you see as the biggest risk in your technology sector over the next 5-10 years?
Actually, I don’t see NEXUM as a technology company. I believe technology can be surpassed very easily, but a GOOD DESIGN company will keep on building value for people.

Thank you for you time, Elton!

Wrapping it up

Excited about Nexum’s AQUA?

Check out the AQUA website and their Kickstarter (only 14 days to go as of this writing)!

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