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Today's Entrepreneur: Deborah Jackson

No. 1 mistake: Raise too much money, grow too fast, no value proposition

Innovation series by Kristin Karaoglu
November 9, 2012 | Comments
Short URL: http://vator.tv/n/2b72

Today's Entrepreneur is Deborah Jackson, founder and CEO of PlumAlley and and a founder of the Women Innovate Mobile Accelerator.

Deborah Jackson will join us as a speaker in Vator Splash NY event on Dec 5th. See the roster of speakers here and regisgter here.

Deborah is also an angel investor, typically investing between $25,000 and $50,000 in two companies a year. Some of the investments she has made include Appguppy, Loudly, SQL Vision, Hat Size Cloud, Golden Seeds Fund 2, Medasorb Technologies, Gaiam, and Merrimack Pharmaceuticals.

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 and Investor

Companies I've founded or co-founded:
PlumAlley.co, Women Innovate Mobile Accelerator

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

My favorite startups:
Pickie and my own company-- PlumAlley.co

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?
Create something out of nothing, finding star team

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?
Raise too much money, grow too fast, no value proposition

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?
Hire the best, do trial periods

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Description: Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) is the first startup accelerator and mentorship driven program designed for female-founded companies in mobil...
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Deborah Jackson
Founder and CEO,
PlumAlley.co
Bio: Moved by her strong desire to see women achieve success through thefounding of companies, Deborah Jackson is the Founder and CEO ofwww.Pl...
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