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Today's Entrepreneur: Neil Young

No. 1 mistake: Overthinking it

Innovation series by Kristin Karaoglu
November 28, 2012 | Comments
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Today's Entrepreneur is Neil Young.

Neil Young is an entrepreneur and an angel investor and is currently working on his next Venture.

He was the CEO and founder of ngmoco, creator and publisher of games exclusively for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Ngmoco was acquired by DeNA for $404m in 2010. Neil is also an angel investor. He typically invests in about $50,000 to $100k to 5 companies in a year. His areas of interest are consumer internet, enterprice software and mobile companies.  

Neil gave a keynote at one of our Vator Splash events in San Francisco. He holds the record in having the funniest (yet inspiring and insightful) keynote at a Splash event. Check it out here: ngmoco's Neil Young: "Don't be a pussy"

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:

If you are an entrepreneur, why?
Big things need to be done.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?
Overthinking it.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?
1. Simplify
2. Be obvious
3. Execute

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Description: ngmoco are creators and publishers of mobile games such as We Rule(TM), We Farm(TM) and GodFinger(TM) for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. &...
LLL Capital
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Description: LLL Capital is the investment entity of Neil Young & Robert Stevenson, founders of ngmoco. LLL Capital invests in early stage co...
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Bio: Neil Young is an Entrepreneur & Investor and is currently working on his Next Venture. Neil Young was the CEO and Founder of ngmoco, ...

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