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Today's Entrepreneur: Jeremy Allaire

No. 1 mistake: Thinking they know all the answers

Innovation series by Kristin Karaoglu
October 1, 2012 | Comments
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Today's Entrepreneur is Jeremy Allaire, founder, chairman and CEO of Brightcove. According to his VEQ Jeremy is a thought leader and is good at  thecnology design and sales management.

Jeremy will give a keynote at Vator Splash NY on Dec 5, 2012. Click here to register.

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:
Allaire Corporation, Brightcove

Startups I worked for:
Allaire, Macromedia, Brightcove

If you are an entrepreneur, why?
I want to change the world.

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?
It's really really hard, there are always skeptics, the hurdles always get keeping getting bigger and higher.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?
Thinking they know all the answers, hiring their friends instead of the right people for a job, using too much capital, not focusing on customers.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?
Hire smart, nice and super hard working people.
Your vision will take 10 years to realize; thus, you need a work back plan that starts with your first customers.
Your leadership team members should all know a lot more than you -- hire people that fill your gaps and weaknesses.

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