Chieh Huang

Co-Founder and CEO

Chieh Huang is Co-Founder and CEO of Boxed, a company that is disrupting the wholesale shopping club experience by enabling you to shop for bulk-sized items online or via mobile app and have them delivered directly to your door. Founded by Huang and three others in 2013, Forbes Magazine recently named Boxed one of the next “billion dollar startups.” The company currently delivers anywhere in the Continental United States, offers free two-day shipping on most orders, has raised over $150 million in funding, and is known for its incredibly generous employee perks. In 2015, Huang, the son of Taiwanese immigrants, announced he would be personally paying for the college tuition of all of his employees’ children.

Prior to founding Boxed, Huang served as the CEO of Astro Ape, one of the first mobile social gaming studios. Upon leading Astro Ape to acquisition by Zynga, Huang stayed on as Director of Zynga Mobile NY, leading the fastest and most efficient game team at the company. Huang’s personal honors include being named to Goldman Sachs’ list of 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs (2016), to National Retail Federation’s list of People Shaping Retail’s Future (2017) and as one of Crain’s 40 Under 40 (2017). In addition, under Huang’s guidance, Boxed was named Emerging E-retailer of the Year by Internet Retailer in 2016.

A passionate advocate for education, Huang has been invited to participate in various meetings at The White House where he discussed ways Boxed and the private sector at large can help solve the student debt crisis. Huang is also a sought-after voice on the future of eCommerce.

Huang is a 2003 graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and received his JD from Fordham University in 2007.  He currently sits on the board of Johns Hopkins’ Second Decade Society and is a founding member of the New York chapter of the Leaders Forum, an organization dedicated to developing pathways for Asian American Pacific Islanders to move from private sector leadership to public service.

Sessions

September 23, 2017
Finding the Entrepreneurial Spirit
3-01
2:15 PM  -  3:45 PM