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Episode 52

How to Build a Newsletter Company From Scratch as a 20 Year Old - Amanda Cua from BackScoop

Business over Drinks interviewee profile - Amanda Cua
Amanda Cua
CEO and Founder

Amanda Cua is the Founder and CEO of BackScoop, a free daily newsletter that makes it fun and easy to stay informed with everything Southeast Asian business and startups

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WE SPEAK TO: Amanda Cua 

Amanda Cua is the Founder and CEO of BackScoop, a free daily newsletter that makes it fun and easy to stay informed with everything Southeast Asian business and startups. Launched late last year, BackScoop is read by thousands of SEA’s top founders, execs, VCs and startup operators. Born and raised in the Philippines, Amanda is 20 years old and was also previously the first employee at YC-backed edtech Avion School.


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  • The start of Backscoop 
  • Why was the newsletter the one thing you want to jump in 
  • How do you plan to sustain the growth of the company with a limited budget? 
  • How were you able to handle the fact no one else was doing the work for Backscoop at that point? 
  • The role that Linkedin has played towards the growth of Backscoop 
  • Tips on growing Linkedin and building a strong community 
  • What kind of posts do well on Linkedin?
  • Most unique entrepreneur mindset ever encountered
  • Key business lessons learnt 
  • Introduction to Backscoop 
  • Visit our entrepreneur podcast website for more




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