Passion Projects

Leyna is the founder of Papa Chiang's Dumplings & Markets of the City. She is an investor in Mindhive, a social video app & GAIAN, an energy-generating footwear.


Leyna Chiang is an investor and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of GAIAN — a start-up that specializes in the first people-powered sneakers.

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Papa Chiang's

Since 2015, Papa Chiang's dumpling is an invite-only subscription email list offering homemade dumplings to New Yorkers in start-ups like Refinery29 and

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Markets of the City

Founded in 2010, Markets of the City is an online directory platform for artisan, food, vintage, and flea markets in New York City.

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