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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