Eden Chen is a “serial” entrepreneur who is the co-founder of the product development agency Fisherman Lab, the design agency Knife & Fox, CEO of the new gloBible Bible app, and a major player in two other ventures. The accomplished businessman is reacting to his recent naming to the Forbes 30 under 30 list.
A panel of four, including Cleveland Hustles host Bonin Bough, GE CMO Linda Boff, Mikmak CEO Rachel Tipograph, and FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion Abby Wambach whittled down the exclusive list from 15,000 nominees, giving it an acceptance rate below four percent — more rigorous than Ivy League universities like Harvard and Stanford.
“I’m profoundly grateful to be honored by Forbes in the 30 Under 30 list,” said Chen in a statement shared with The Christian Post. “This is the culmination of much hard work, passion, and, yes, some hustle, and it would not have been possible without the help of my incredible team, my family and my faith.”
Chen, 29, said that the focus of his work has never been about making money, being an entrepreneur, or an innovator. “It has been about serving people through my business and talents. I thank Jesus for giving purpose to my life. He is at the center of everything I do.”
As a teen, Chen came to Christ after a mission trip to inner-city Nashville, Tennessee, where he was inspired by the work of other missionaries, and came to the conclusion that “joy doesn’t come from exterior things. It comes from something greater.” After he returned from the mission, he said that God really spoke to him.
Chen considered taking seminary courses to become a pastor, but decided against it because of the high cost of education. He tried his hand at day trading stocks and created algorithms that produced great yields. Eventually, the Maryland native became sought after on Wall Street and moved to New York to work for firms like Lehman Brothers and Citibank. Despite his tremendous success there, even during the financial collapse from 2008-2009, he was unsettled.
“It was an incredible season of my life, but at some point you wake up and realize that there’s more to life than trading financial instruments,” he said. So he changed his focus to mobile app development and co-founded Fishermen Labs, and became CEO of the gloBible Bible app.
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SOURCE: The Christian Post