Privy.net is an exclusive membership only community that is built on the philosophy of ‘it’s who you know’. The first thing I noticed about the site, is that it is made up of successful, rich, good looking,  Asian American’s such as Lisa Ling of , Kelly Hu and Steve Chen of Youtube, an interesting niche sub-culture. The network aims to help members find out what’s hot from who’s hot, like what to eat, wear, travel, party and buy. Of course everything is of class and only available to people privy to such information and connections.

Like other exclusive networks like P1, in China for ‘wealthy’ Chinese people or A Small World for celebrities, Privy.net only gives access to approved members.

Some of the things they cover are events like the Miss Universe China crowning, Hennessy Tasting events in New York, interviews of cardiologist turned fashion designer or covering a story about rich Chinese women buying Maserati sports cars. To some it may seem pretentious but it’s rather natural for humans to want to feel a part of a group, this group just tends to be a class of confident, successful Asian Americans.

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Jason Lim

Jason is an Australian born Chinese living in Beijing, specializing in entrepreneurship, start-ups and the investment eco-system in China, especially in the tech and social area.