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Amanda Niu & Ken Lau: Founders of Eva

By Jordan Michaelides
Amanda Niu & Ken Lau of Eva

Dr Amantha Imber is an organisational psychologist and founder of Inventium, a behavioural science Amanda Niu and Ken Lau are co-founders of Eva, a homewares and furniture company with a focus on creating products that are made for living and fit into everyday life.

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SHOW NOTES:

00:00 – Welcome to Uncommon
00:30 – Moving to Australia 
04:15 – Earliest memory 
06:30 – Childhood career aspirations 
08:55 – How Amanda and Ken met
11:40 – Neuropsychology skills
12:50 – Engineering skills
15:00 – Running eBay store
17:25 – Turning point in business 
20:00 – Scaling the business 
26:00 – Product range / Future projections
30:22 – Surveying customers 
32:10 – Conception to Manufacturing
37:10 – Same or different manufacturer?
39:50 – Changes in the past 12 months
42:15 – Furniture manufacturing in China 
44:08 – Supplies for products 
45:30 – 365 Day Trial 
48:40 – Short wait times for furniture 
51:40 – People and culture in business 
54:30 – What in the next two years 
55:40 – Engagement and wedding planning 
1:01:20 – Rapid fire questions
1:03:20 – Closing remarks

Inventium Web

Eva – Website 

Eva – Instagram 

Eva – Facebook

Eva – Pinterest 

Amanda’s Linkedin

Ken’s Linkedin

CREDITS:

Produced by Neuralle 

Host – Jordan Michaelides

Executive Producer – Lauren Michaelides

Producer – Jacob Smith

Audio Engineering & Videography – Leif Street