Andy Ta Kong is a serial entrepreneur and technologist. He is the founder of Alqen.io, an all-in-one management software for e-commerce sellers. With a passion for automation, he enjoys scripting and is well-versed in designing automation flows and developing secure and scalable systems. Throughout his career, Andy has scaled his start-ups into multimillion-dollar companies and teams from three to 150+ employees.
September 6, 2000
|South Carolina, USA
|Entrepreneur, Web Developer
On September 6, 2000, Andy was born in South Carolina, USA. At 11, Andy developed a hard work ethic and a passion for entrepreneurship by helping his parents run the family’s restaurant. Part of his early experience was in operation management and technical troubleshooting.
During high school, he enrolled at the Academy of Engineering (AET) in 2018, a two-year engineering dual enrollment program consisting of courses focused on theory and design. After high school, he subsequently started his e-commerce agency, then dropped out of college to focus on his career.
In eighth grade, Andy began hosting Minecraft servers. Lacking capital, he resold server space from OVH at a marked-up profit margin. This became his first start-up, NuclearNode, which earned him $600 per month and was later acquired by an Australian hosting company. Andy later started freelancing by creating websites for local businesses and friends and eventually charged $500 – $1,500 per website. Nearing graduation, he started selling products on Amazon and scaled the business to six figures. He then recruited virtual assistants from the Philippines to work on his business while he was in class. In 2019, Andy co-founded Project Wifi, an e-commerce management firm that sells on Amazon and Walmart on behalf of clients. By 19, he managed 150+ employees in the USA and the Philippines combined. Andy also founded the software company Alqen.io, an all-in-one management tool for e-commerce sellers. He also served as CTO of a crypto mining data center that offers Mining-as-a-Service, BlackWater.