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Viva provides a better alternative to ridesharing.

Introduce yourself.

Phu Nguyen, CEO, Viva Technology LLC

What does a typical day look like for you?
My day begins with making my wife a freshly brewed coffee. Then I’m off to my day job where I try to fit in meetings throughout the day and during my 45-minute commute. I have a personal goal of 15k steps each day and haven’t cracked 10k since Viva began. I spend most nights getting beat by my wife in games from Tetris to Wheel of Fortune. Then I’m burning the midnight oil with coding and more business. To sum it up: Eat, sleep, code, repeat.

What inspired you to start your company?
I’ve always found myself needing things immediately. If it’s not on Amazon Prime, how else can I get it ASAP? The business idea started from on-demand delivery to rideshare. From my personal experience providing the service, I’m able to put a personal touch to this industry and hope to steer it in the right direction.

What’s your favorite thing about Virginia?
I grew up loving Maymont Park and I still believe it’s the best thing RVA has to offer next to craft breweries.

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