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Today's Entrepreneur: Karim Guessous

No. 1 mistake: Not getting closer to their customers

Innovation series by Kristin Karaoglu
February 27, 2012
Short URL: http://vator.tv/n/248c

Today's Entrepreneur is Karim Guessous, founder and CEO of Tradepal. According to his VEQ Karim is a thought leader and is good at  team motivation and negotiation.

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):

Entrepreneur

Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Tradepal

Startups I worked for:
Tradepal

If you are an entrepreneur, why?
I love to build for the greater good.

My favorite startups:
Tradepal, Square, Twitter, Path.

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?
The most rewarding part about entrepreneurship is seeing your product being adopted and helping others.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?
The number one mistake entrepreneurs could make is not getting closer to their customers.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?
My top three lessons as an entrepreneur:

1- Be close to your customer
2- Don't worry about scaling in the early stage
3- Build partnerships


(Want to be profiled? Just fill out your Vator profile and we'll find you! Or you can email newsroom@vator.tv)


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Description: Tradepal is a people-centric marketplace that helps users list, discover, share and trade unique items with trusted peers. The company de...
Bio: Karim Guessous is the CEO of Tradepal. Karim is responsible for setting the vision and product strategy for the company. He lea...

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