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This CEO quit finance to create a multimillion-dollar coffee robot business
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This CEO quit finance to create a multimillion-dollar coffee robot business

CNBC Make It's Karen Gilchrist spoke to Crown Digital's Keith Tan about how he quit the daily grind in 2015 to create Singapore's first robot barista.
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Wed, Dec 8 20216:00 PM EST

Meet Ella, Singapore's first fully autonomous robot barista.

Ella can whip up a fresh cup of Joe four times faster than her human counterparts, and its coffee will soon be available at subways across the city-state. 

And her creator? Well, he spent years in the finance industry before deciding to take a coffee break.

"I was 35 years old, in finance, and I thought it's my chance, I've got to do something, build something for myself," said Keith Tan, the founder and CEO of Crown Digital.

Watch the video above to find out why Tan left behind the 9-to-5 and went on to build a multimillion-dollar coffee robot.