An Intercontinental Startup Across 16 Time Zones

Veteran entrepreneur and former Dolby Laboratories executive Jason Johnson and his technical co-founder, Hugo Dong, recently raised $10 million from IDG-Accel for their security apps business, BlueSprig. Theirs may sound like your typical Silicon Valley startup story, but there’s one important twist—Dong lives and works in Chengdu, China, and Johnson is in San Francisco. So how do two co-founders separated by the Pacific Ocean and a 16-hour time difference make their business work? We called Johnson to find out.

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