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Roy Law

BEng(MECH)

 

Co-Founder & CEO

TeamNote

 

Founder & CEO

AppTask

During his second year at HKUST, Roy discovered a passion for computers when he roomed with another HKUST student studying IT. In Year Three he began writing his own webpages and obtained various IT certifications, and his first job after graduation was in IT support. He later joined the newly-started JobsDB, and although there were only 10 employees at JobsDB at the time, the company grew in leaps and bounds to become the most successful start-up in Hong Kong's history.

In 2010, Roy decided that it was time to take on new challenges. He left his job at JobsDB, sold his shares in the company and cashed in his home to start his own business. Predicting that apps would grow in popularity, Roy created AppTask, a development house that produced apps for various enterprises' internal use as well as its own line of products. Today, AppTask is a popular brand in Asia that has developed over 300 apps for well-known companies including Disney and CSL.

One of the products developed by AppTask was TeamNote, a cloud based mobile collaboration tool for enterprises to improve work productivity. Seeing the potential of this product, Roy led a small team to develop TeamNote as a spin-off company. Under Roy's leadership, TeamNote won the Red Herring Global Top 100 awards and went on to become the second ever Hong Kong company to be invited to the Y Combinator Accelerator program in Silicon Valley. More recently, TeamNote presented its product at the Y Combinator Demo Day, a launch event for the start-ups in the accelerator program to pitch their products to investors including Microsoft, Apple, LinkedIn and more.

Know more about Roy from:

Oriental Daily - 24 June 2015

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