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:
Applied Process Technology, Ribbit, Conga
If you are an entrepreneur, why?
I love creating things that people value
What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?
Frustrating: Knowing deep in your heart you're going to have a valuable technology and service while repeatedly being told in one form or another the opposite.
Rewarding: Being told how great what you've build is - especially by those who had told you otherwise.
What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?
Wow. Let me boil it down to one top lesson: Keep on networking.
I love what The "Power of Pull" by John Hagel et al. teaches. There are some great lessons learned in the TechCrunch article, "The Ribbit Rollercoaster: A Founder’s Story From Concept To $105M Exit" (http://techcrunch.com/2012/07/21/the-ribbit-rollercoaster-a-founders-story-from-concept-to-105m-exit/) and my follow-up post, "
The Rest of the Story of The Ribbit Rollercoaster: A Founder’s Story From Concept To $105M Exit" http://crickwaters.wordpress.com/?p=411&preview=true.
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