Born and raised in Chicago, Tony Chan grew up in the Southside, a blue collar neighborhood. He was heavily influenced by hid Dad, who was a first generation immigrant, barely knew English, but started a restaurant. Tony took orders and took orders as a kid, sitting on a milk crate. This really shaped him as an entrepreneur. He is heavily involved in Chicago china town community, where he is interested in asian American history. He plays volleyball, specifically an isolated version in the china town community – 9 man volleyball – which is super high paced, and played on the street. He runs the Chicago indie hacker crew, meeting up once a month to talk about side projects. And he is a bulls fan all the way – but, he is a hardcore Sox fan, which can be a little controversial in an area where the Cubs are also just as iconic. He and his co-founders had experiences at prior ventures where it took a long time to report on cloud cost trends, and to know what you forgot to turn off in your infrastructure. After returning from a successful exit – and 3 years or so later – they all came back together to build their current venture.
This is the creation story of CloudForecast.
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