Startup CEOs on raising kids with entrepreneurial minds

Ever since she was young, Cheryl sew Hoy always knew she wanted to run her own business.

“When the teacher asks what your ambition is … and a lot of kids want to be a doctor or a lawyer. My ambition is [to be] businessman,” he said CNBC Make It.

That childhood dream is now a reality for the 39-year-old serial entrepreneur, whose businesses include Reclip.It, a consumer software startup acquired by Walmart Labs in 2013.

Now, he ran Small Health, a health tech startup that sells at-home gut health tests for moms and babies ages 0 to 3. The CEO and founder said the test can help detect gut imbalances early and prevent chronic conditions.

Just last week, the company raised $4.5 million in seed money and said its backers include US cryptocurrency exchanges Coinbase, Google‘s X, and Dropbox.

Cheryl Sew Hoy (center) with her mother and 4-year-old daughter Charlize.

Small Health

Sew Hoy, a Malaysian citizen now living in Austin, Texas, attributes his success to his mother who is also an entrepreneur running her own marketing business in Malaysia.

“My mother has his own business and he is the boss. History work-from-home It is popular, he has worked from home and I have always had this role model,” he added.

Things have come “full circle” to sew Hoy, who is now a mom to two children aged 2 and 4, when he began to impart the lessons he had taught them.

What tips does he have for raising entrepreneurial kids? CNBC Make It Find Out.

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