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Apps I Live By: CEO & Co-Founder Of HipVan, Danny Tan

Have you heard of HipVan? Amongst the few Facebook ads I allow on my feed, HipVan is one of them. Here’s why.

For the pool of us always on the lookout for unique furnitures, HipVan cuts the chase and curates great pieces, many of which are really affordable.

If you are not familiar, HipVan is an online store for great designs in furniture, home & living, kitchen & entertaining, and much more.

Fresh lemonade for you? (Image Credit: Danny Tan)

For those of us with a tighter wallet, both the online site and recently release mobile platform is just great to browse around. Nothing beats looking through fun designs that are brought to life through functional furnitures and decor.

Perhaps a lesser known fact is that local celebrity, Jade Seah, is one of HipVan’s early investors. Now we wonder, who is behind all of this?

Meet Danny.

Danny Tan
Danny Tan (Image Credit: Danny Tan)

Previously known for starting up Foound which was touted the ‘Foursquare of the future‘ in 2010, Danny also proceeded to join multinational company, Rocket Internet. These days, he is busy with the steady growth of HipVan alongside their recent round of seed funding.

Today, Danny shares the apps that are part of his lifestyle as the co-founder of HipVan.

HipVan CEO Danny Tan Homescreen
Danny’s homescreen (Image Credit: Danny Tan)

1. HipVan

“I’ll get the shameless plug out of the way and just say that we’re really excited to launch our iPhone application here in Singapore! For work and otherwise, I check it throughout the day for the new brands and products we feature daily.”

2. Monocle 24

“Monocle 24 is an app by Monocle which features podcasts of news and in-depth analysis from around the world. It’s a great way to catch up on current affairs especially when I am on the go.”

3. Play.fm

“If you are a fan of electronic music, this is a real treat! Play.fm features DJ playlists from around the world and is perfect both as a travelling companion and for house parties. Most of their playlists are uninterrupted and over 60 mins long.”

4. Uber

“A great app for getting around town in style!”

5. Assorted social media apps

“I use these to stay in touch with my friends and also to interact with our customers!”

Thank you Danny for sharing with us, and for choosing that lovely mint tiffany green for your logo.

Should you be interested about HipVan, find them at their Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or Twitter account @theHipVan.

Who knows, you may just find that design piece you’ve always been looking for! As the saying goes – those hips don’t lie.

If this is your first time reading, Apps I Live By is a series that takes a peek into the smartphones of influential celebrities. Last week, we discovered the apps that are part of the lifestyle of Rick Tan, the founder of Protag, an anti-loss security system fully developed in Singapore! A few weeks before, Deezer’s Head Of Label Relations for Asia And Oceania, Dona Inthaxoum, shared the apps she used while she travels around the world! Should you want us to feature any personality, or are interested to share your story, feel free to drop me a mail at dawn@vulcanpost.com. Looking forward!

 

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