Today's Entrepreneur


Today's Entrepreneur: Ramana Rao

Be careful on initial conditions of founding & funding & structure

Innovation series by Kristin Karaoglu
July 9, 2012
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Today's Entrepreneur is Ramana Rao, CEO and Founder of OwnTown. According to his VEQ, Ramana is a thought leader and is good at technology design and product management.

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:
OwnTown, iCurrent, Inxight

If you are an entrepreneur, why?
I want to build products that people use

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?
How critical your time is to succeeding - the only resource that matters

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?
Don't know about that - but the #1 mistake I made in my last cycle was not working hard enough to find the version of my idea that could take off NOW!

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?
1) careful on initial conditions of founding & funding & structure - you never recover from original sin.
2) set the slope before you get too much x
3) product greatness isn't enough to achieve the slope you need to get money

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Related companies, investors and entrepreneurs

OwnTown, Inc.
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iCurrent, Inc.
Description: iCurrent is a new way to stay informed and intrigued on any topic. This is an information discovery service with innovative filtering an...
Bio: CEO & Founder of Owntown. Founder of iCurrent (acquired by Washington Post) & Inxight (acquired by Business Objects). Xerox P...

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