Today's Entrepreneur


Today's Entrepreneur: Matt Raoul

There is no one formula that works for any team working on any product

Innovation series by James La Barne (Vator Robot)
August 3, 2018
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Today's entrepreneur is Matt Raoul, CEO of Timehop, a startup that helps you relive your memories. He's also a contributing editor for VatorNews, having written numerous thought leadership essays on media.
Here's Matt's story on: How media engages a distracted audience, where he highlights what's working for publishers as they seek to keep their audience engaged. He also wrote: How apps broaden their utility while staying simple, where one takeaway is to stay true to a mission. He also wrote about Society's obsession with nostalgia, something Matt knows quite a bit about with Timehop.
Matt went to Rochester Institute of Technology. 
Here's more about Matt.
I am a(n):

First-time entrepreneur

Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Companies I work or worked for:
If you are an entrepreneur, why?

Because building teams and people is the best investment.

My favorite startups:

Timehop, HQTrivia, Bowery Farming, RoosterTeeth

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

The notion that there is a formula that works for any team working on any product.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

No idea, but I've definitely made it.

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

Every problem is the same thing, just at a different scale. 
No one has any idea what they are doing. 
People come first. 


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