Lapuz’s fiancée lives in Japan. Shortly after his engagement proposal, he left a high-paying job as a consultant and invested $100,000 of his own money to start Kronos. His fiancée's traditionally minded parents couldn't fathom why he would leave a good job to start a business and no longer approve of their daughter marrying Lapuz.
Source: Business Insider
Japan, with its tradition of long-term employment with one company, has a cultural bias against young entrepreneurs. Having worked on projects in Malaysia, I asked @JazliAziz what the current climate was for entrepreneurship amongst Millenials, especially those with “good jobs” and he had some interesting insights:
I do notice more and more people abandoning their "traditional" jobs which they studied for and pursuing a career they are passionate about instead. And they don't wait until they reach "mid-life" to do so.
What about in the United States? The Atlantic did an interesting investigation in which they concluded that the combination of massive student loans and the opportunity to innovate within established companies like Apple has made becoming the next Steve Jobs or Elon Musk less attainable, less sexy and less necessary for career satisfaction.