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Today's Entrepreneur: Oliver Roup

No. 1 mistake: Sole founder is a mistake

Innovation series by Kristin Karaoglu
November 23, 2011 | Comments
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Today's Entrepreneur is Oliver Roup, founder and CEO of VigLink.

According to his VEQ Oliver is a thought leader and is good at product management and technology design.

Vator’s community is the home to entrepreneurs who embrace their passion and follow their dreams. Our profiles allow members to express themselves by sharing their interests, lessons learned, as well as bits and pieces of their roller-coaster journey.

These profiles give entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase themselves and tell their story. So if you are an entrepreneur, a serial entrepreneur, or even an aspiring entrepreneur, we'd like to hear from you.

I am a(n):


Companies I've founded or co-founded:


Startups I worked for:

Echo Networks, Edusoft

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Rapportive, Flipboard, CloudFlare

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

The highs are high and the lows are low.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Sole founder is a mistake, I wouldn't do it again.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?
  1. It's _all_ about the team.
  2. Secrecy is a mistake 99% of the time. 
  3. When you're not getting anything done, go for a run. (bonus)
Don't put your cellphone number on filings with the SEC
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Description: VigLink automatically affiliates existing links to merchants and advertisers, and creates new links by analyzing web page content for pro...
Oliver Roup
Founder / CEO,
Bio:  Previously, Oliver was a Director at Microsoft focused on media products. He has worked for Microsoft founder Paul Allen at Vulcan,...

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