An article entitled “Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan Wants To Nurture Entrepreneurship In Singapore”, talks about Singaporean entrepreneur Min-Liang Tan shares why he left Singapore back in the day, why he decided to return, and what lies ahead for him and Razer.
Min-Liang Tan is the founder and CEO of Razer, a company that designs and manufactures high quality gaming products. Tan has created such iconic pieces as the Blade laptop, which was voted one of the best laptops in its class by Engadget. Here we will discuss his story and how he became so successful!
He was born in Singapore on October 13th, 1977. He grew up with his brother David, who is three years older than he is. Min-Liang Tan began to play games at a very young age and became fascinated by the power that came from controlling these computerized worlds.
When Min-Liang was 9, he tried his hand at programming and began to learn how to create and edit games. Soon enough, his schoolmates and playmates were coming to him for his programming services. He created a game called “Space Intruder” that was available for free on the school network. This experience got him interested in electronic engineering and he taught himself everything he needed to know about it.
When he was a teenager, he started a business repairing electronic devices. David worked with him and taught him all that he knew about hardware. When Min-Liang turned 16, his dad took the time to teach him how to drive so that he could pursue his business dreams. Just 4 years later in 1995, Razer was born! It was originally just called “Razernation” and was an online community. You could share ideas, buy/sell used electronics, and download the latest computer games.
The site began to attract members who traded gaming gear rather than video game downloads. Min-Liang realized that people were interested in his products and started making personalized accessories for the gaming community. The Razer CEO created a small business selling modded controllers and laptop decals, then he made additional products for multiplayer online games. The company began to grow by word of mouth and members of the gaming community were talking about how great their service was.Refer to this article to learn more.
Learn more about Tan on https://www.linkedin.com/in/mltan