Introducing the Young Leaders on the Gen.T List : Amber Leong
Tatler Malaysia|December 2020
The founder of Circadian Optics aims to bring healing light to every corner of the world
JaeMie Teoh

The first Malaysian to pitch her idea on the American business reality television series Shark Tank in 2019, Amber Leong successfully acquired a US$750,000 investment for a 20 percent stake in her company, Circadian Optics. She shares about her light-bulb moment and the early days of her start-up.

I was feeling sluggish and couldn’t concentrate especially when days are so short during winter. I was working long hours at a corporate job and not exercising. I never saw the sun! I found an article about seasonable depression and the benefits of light-therapy lamps and purchased the best-selling one, a big fluorescent lamp that took up a lot of my desk space. My colleagues laughed at me, but I quickly felt the benefits: I was more awake, I had more energy, and I slept better at night.

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