Carey Lai's Corner

A former lemonade stand entrepreneur turned Venture Capitalist

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie – Part 2/4: Markets

There is a well known children’s book called If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, which is a story about a chain reaction of events once you give a mouse … Continue reading

January 16, 2013 · 1 Comment

Are You All In?

As I was playing poker with a couple of buddies last weekend and I lost my initial buy-in (don’t worry, it wasn’t the $1M Big ONE tournament (, I realized … Continue reading

September 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Online Solutions to Offline Problems (Cherry Carwash)

One of the areas I love investing in is finding online solutions to offline problems.  I often do a lot of product testing as an early adopter of these types … Continue reading

August 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

So, You Think You Want to be a Stay-At-Home Dad…

I recently chatted with a friend of mine who said he wouldn’t mind being a stay at home Dad.  Soon after, I saw the following article asking the question whether … Continue reading

August 6, 2012 · 2 Comments

Jeremy Lin Knows He Will Always Have Doubters and Haters. So Will Startups…

Why do I love doing what I do?  I love proving people wrong.  It has been part of who I am ever since I was young.  You see, I was … Continue reading

August 3, 2012 · 2 Comments

I’m Taiwanese American, But Aren’t You Chinese American? By The Way, Thai Food Comes From Thailand not Taiwan

Many of my friends wonder why the discrepancy between Taiwanese American vs. Chinese American?  After all, you don’t hear people say Hong Kong American or Shanghai American.  Aren’t you all … Continue reading

July 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Didn’t Drop Out of Stanford and Start A Company…There’s Hope

I recently watched some highlights of Jeremy Lin experience a career high of 24 points in a game against the New Jersey Nets.  Who’s Jeremy Lin?  For those of you … Continue reading

March 15, 2012 · Leave a comment