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:
@Home Network (went public), Epinions (went public as shopping.com), P-Cube (acquired by Cisco)
If you are an entrepreneur, why?
To innovate and build something of disruptive potential ... and in the proces change the world!
My favorite startups:
CloudOn (I'm a tad biased)
What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?
Frustrating: The challenges around work-life balance and not having enough hours in the day.
Rewarding: When the team pulls together in the same direction and you can see the results of the hard work and sacrifices.
What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?
Fall in love with their own idea and have their ego take control. In this situation they fail to read the warning signs of changing market conditions (economic, competitive, etc) or internal challenges (team, execution, etc)
What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?
1. Surround yourself with the best talent in the form of employees, advisors, friends of the company.
2. Be humble and receptive as some winning ideas might come from unexpected places.
3. Stuff always takes longer than one plans, whether it is the evolution of the market, adoption of product, or internal execution/delivery. Staying power is critical ... so spend your limited resources wisely.
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