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Hello, I'm Alvin Poh.
I'm a Coach Entrepreneur

At the age of 33 years old, I sold my Internet business for $30 million.

This was the business that I scaled up from $0 all the way to Singapore's #1 hosting provider with 35,000 clients and a team of 150 before the 8-figure exit.

I spent the next few years travelling the world, exploring new hobbies like snowboarding, kite-surfing and many more.

Today, I use my skills and experiences to help entrepreneurs, just like myself, scale their businesses, achieve breakthrough profits and find time freedom.

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Entrepreneurship

My Life Before Entrepreneurship

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I came from a low to middle-income family where finances were tight. My parents were not very highly educated but were extremely supportive of whatever I wanted to do.

Ever since I was in school, I was always finding ways to get more pocket money for myself since I didn’t get much from my family.

When I was finishing high school, I was already designing websites on a freelance basis.

I met my co-founder in school at 17, and we started a service-based business together. See why starting a service-based business is a good idea.

I’m proud to say that I’ve earned everything I’ve ever received, and have always been making my own money.

My parents gave me very little in terms of money, but they provided enormous support to me in terms of their time and love. 

That service-based business pivoted to become a web hosting company known as Vodien.

At first, running a business was just a way for us broke students to make money.  However, over time, that slowly evolved.

What Success Means To Me

“To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived – that is to have succeeded”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Success to me means having made the world a better place: be it through the business partners that I work with, the livelihood and lives of the employees that I hire, the customers who get a great experience from the products and services that my companies produce, or through the impact that I create from what I do.

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Being an Entrepreneur

We started off as web hosting customers ourselves in the past, and first-hand knowledge of the pain points of the industry.

When we started Vodien, we looked at running our business with the aim of solving these pain points for customers.

It turned out that it was a formula that the market liked, because we got a lot of word-of-mouth referrals from happy customers.

Slowly, as more and more businesses relied upon us, we realised that what we were creating was much bigger than just simply making more money. 

Our company’s mission and vision changed at that point to provide the best web hosting experience to our customers, because we realised that our customers actually trusted and relied on us.

The business was completely bootstrapped, so my co-founder and I were very careful with our finances.

We had the mentality of staying lean and spending only on things that mattered.

We didn’t have the explosive growth that some tech start-ups had, but we did experience steady growth over the years. 

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My Life After the Company’s Acquisition

In 2017, Vodien got acquired by a public company in the biggest deal there was in south-east Asia for a pure-play hosting company. 

At our largest, our team had 150 people, over 4 countries, with a large percentage focused on providing support to our customers.

My company’s acquisition shook up my whole identity, especially since the business had been part of me for 17 years. I took about a year to reevaluate my life, and came up with my new life purpose, mission, and goals.

Ever since, I have gave back by making a donation to create a scholarship fund for my alma mater. I also mentored students, and spoke at various events about entrepreneurship and my journey. 

I also got disillusioned with materialism and excessive consumerism, which started my journey where I embraced minimalism. 

Eventually, I sold off all my possessions and traveled full-time, exploring different cities and living anywhere from a week to a month, on average, in each location.

What I do for business owners

I’ve been there before. The sleepless nights, the stress-filled phone calls, the responsibility of making payroll.

If you’re a founder or entrepreneur, I can help you Super Scale your business in half the time you’d need, and with fewer of the bruises and heart attacks that I went through.

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