Piena CEO Michelle Kang served as a Samsung Electronic’s semiconductor engineer for nine years until she gave birth to her son. It was an experience that gave her the motivation to start her own business.

“After I gave birth to a son in Canada, I had a blood pressure problem and I couldn’t go back to work nor feed the baby. Every night when the baby cried, my husband had to wake up to make powder formula for the baby,” she recalled.

“That experience changed my life. I studied and searched, to make a product that nobody yet thought of.”

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Eva Yoo

Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com