The New Paper
Haikini’s founder and CEO Beckie Liu was interviewed by The New Paper on her journey to create functional, stylish and affordable surf swimwear.
“However, being young meant that one big hurdle was funding.
While she was able to persuade her mother to fund some prototypes in the early days of the brand, she was also able to secure venture capital in November last year.
“Quest Ventures invests in early stage start-ups – I was approached by a friend who was working there. They encouraged me to pitch for funding.”
The process helped her overcome two hurdles. Funding and her lack of self-confidence. While Miss Liu was nervous about presenting the business to an investor, she found the strength to overcome it.”