Today's Entrepreneur

135593

Today's Entrepreneur: Aaron Wadler

No. 1 Mistake: Not understanding customers

Innovation series by Mingmei Niu
May 5, 2014 | Comments
Short URL: http://vator.tv/n/36c0

Today's Entrepreneur is Aaron Wadler, CEO and Founder of ShopPad, which allows retailers to deliver beautiful shopping experiences to their customers on any device. ShopPad's SaaS solution solves the multi-channel problem by integrating with a retailer’s E-Commerce store. Once installed, ShopPad provides native support for smartphones, tablets and in-store kiosks.

Companies I've founded or co-founded:

Companies I work or worked for:

Company exits (of companies you founded):

Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

Serial entrepreneur, private pilot.

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

To build the products of tomorrow

My favorite startups:

Shopify, Square, Clef, Cloudflare, Seamless, Weebly, SpaceX

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

The most rewarding is when you bring a talented group of people together who are able to produce something greater than the sum of their parts. The most frustrating is all of the dead-ends you hit on the road to get there.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

Surround yourself with a diverse group of talented people you can depend on, trust your gut and avoid scaling prematurely.

Full bio

Serial entrepreneur with several successful exits including Viddyou (now HP Snapfish Video) and SuperPoke! (acquired by Slide).

 


Related companies, investors and entrepreneurs

15245
ShopPad
Startup/Business
Description: ShopPad allows retailers to deliver beautiful shopping experiences to their customers on any device.   Our SaaS solution solves the ...
Bio: Serial entrepreneur with several successful exits including Viddyou (now HP Snapfish Video) and SuperPoke! (acquired by Slide).
blog comments powered by Disqus

Featured Stories

Other episodes of this series

Today's Entrepreneur: Ian Chen

160918130910372

Today's Entrepreneur

by Jam Narte
No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs: Not controlling their burn rate

Today's Entrepreneur: Lou Tomassetti

160925221834964

Today's Entrepreneur

by Jam Narte
No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs: You will know soon enough who you can and cannot rely on

Today's Entrepreneur: David Gritz

160416062125603

Today's Entrepreneur

by Mitos Suson
No. 1 Mistake: No. 1 mistake is failing to plan for the next level

Today's Entrepreneur: Ricardo Cuervo

17601

Today's Entrepreneur

by Mitos Suson
No.1 Mistake: Giving up on an idea too quickly

Today's Entrepreneur: Ryan Pawell

17636

Today's Entrepreneur

by Mitos Suson
No. 1 Mistake: Squabbling