Kara Chung

Berkeley, California, US

Kara's Skills
Business Development
Product Management
User Experience

Startup Experience

First time founder

Age Group


About Kara

ROVO is an event discovery platform that provides users social opportunities and connections in real-life. The mobile application connects people with mutual liking and shared interests in live events and experiences. In return, we help businesses increase their exposure, conversion rate, and revenue.

Founding Story:
Trying new things and exploring new places have always been a hobby of mine. When I first saw a sponsored events on Facebook that interested me, I was beyond excited. But that excitement quickly faded when I realized the challenge of finding a friend to accompany me to these events. After college, most of my friends moved away to pursue their career aspirations or committed more time to their significant others. I’m not extroverted enough to venture out to new experiences alone, so I've missed more events than I've attended them.

Our team's experiences at Cal have prepared us to survive and succeed in our venture. Years spent in a community with incredibly smart and diverse individuals taught us to be humble and open to new things and differences. Cal’s harsh grading system, heavy workload, and competitive environment pushed us to work smarter and at a higher level of thinking in addition to harder. We were not only taught concepts but required to master theories and logistics quickly (within three months). Then, to successfully pass the semester, we were expected to apply everything we’ve learned to solve new problems within a few hours.

Our humbling experience allows us to thirst for wider and deeper knowledge. We are prepared to learn, fail, and pivot quickly. Uneasily deterred, our grit gives us the strength to push through this unforgiving market and strive for success.


Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:6-7


University of California berkeley

Integrative Biology

2011 - 2014