Steven Lam has always worked at the convergence of technology and transport in one way or another. After dropping out of high school, the Hong Kong-born entrepreneur studied in the US, putting himself through UC Berkley by selling second-hand iPhones and bicycles. After moving back to Hong Kong and starting a company selling ads on food takeaway boxes, he co-founded Gogovan— the online logistics platform that’s been dubbed “Uber for vans”—with two friends and a combined HK$20,000 of savings. Just four years later, in summer 2017, Gogovan’s merger with Chinese freight giant 58 Suyun turned the company into Hong Kong’s first ‘unicorn’—a start-up worth more than US$1 billion—and turned Lam into the poster boy for the city’s entrepreneurial community.
The Gen.T 2018 List
50 of the brightest connectors, creative visionaries, influential innovators and disruptive talents in Hong Kong.