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:
If you are an entrepreneur, why?
I want to change the world.
My favorite startups:
Piazza, Palantir, Redfin, RelateIQ, PhenomList
What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?
Frustrating: sometimes you're the only one in the world who cares about what you're doing. Rewarding: you care more than anyone else in the world about what you're doing.
What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?
They don't ask enough questions.
What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?
- Don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions. Entrepreneurship is about learning as you go along, not pretending that you know everything.
- Don't be afraid to ask for help. Especially if you're blessed to live in Silicon Valley, there are many helpful people. Get help and then help others in return.
- Follow your passion. You'll work harder and smarter if you're really passionate about what you're doing. Better still if this passion is based on your own experience.
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