“Chieh is a serial entrepreneur. He co-founded and led Astro Ape (sold to Zynga) and is currently founder and CEO of Boxed. Early on, Chieh realized he could leverage his mobile gaming know-how from Zynga to deliver a better consumer shopping experience in a world driven by mobile and convenience. He and his team started Boxed as a mobile app and have built it into an innovative end-to-end logistics company leveraging software, data and automation. [Three years after launching Boxed in 2013, he led his company to do more than $100 million in annual revenue.] Chieh and Boxed now deliver a delightful consumer experience while competing with the likes of Amazon and Costco.” – Jerry Yang
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. Forbes Magazine recently named Boxed one of the next “billion dollar startups.” The company has raised over $150 million in funding, and is known for its creative employee benefits. In 2015, Huang, the son of Taiwanese immigrants, was recognized by People Magazine for his decision to personally pay 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 Bloomberg 50, Bloomberg Businessweek’s 50 people to watch in 2018, to National Retail Federation’s list of People Shaping Retail’s Future (2017) as one of Crain’s 40 Under 40 (2017) and Goldman Sachs’ list of 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs (2016). Huang is a 2003 graduate of The Johns Hopkins University and received his JD from Fordham University in 2007.