Reena A Jadhav

Reena A Jadhav

Reena Jadhav is a 4 time entrepreneur (Done.com, Conduit, JobFlash, Riiwards), now working on CareerHero.com, start-up Advisor, and Investor. Harvard MBA, summa cum laude Wharton Business School.

Personal blog: www.CareerHero.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/reena
Twitter: @reenajadhav
Others: www.startupden.com
Pleasanton, California, United States
Member since June 07, 2007
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1998 Harvard Business School , MBA
1992 Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvalnia , BS , Marketing, Accounting

I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

San Jose Business Journal Award

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

The thrill of creating an incredible solution to someone's intense problem

My favorite startups:

CareerHero.com, SeeClickFix, ShopKick, Riiwards,

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

Exhilarating to see positive impact of my ventures on those who most need change.

Frustrating and humbling to realize there isn't really a proven formula for start-up success. That even great ideas and products don't always get adopted or see success. But working 24/7 to create that "magic" formula for success over and over again has its own appeal for entrepreneurs like me.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

#1 Mistake - Underestimating - from how much to raise to how long something will take.

#2 Mistake - Building a "nice to have" and not a "painkiller". Insufficient customer research coupled with subjectivity and a dollop of short sightedness. But then again some great companies have emerged from just such a birthing ground...

#3 Mistake - Not course correcting fast enough.

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

1. Get out and talk to customers BEFORE you build

2. Build smart, high integrity teams

3. Where's the $$? Revenue is a great savior

Full bio

Reena is an entrepreneur with a passion for game-changing, value-creating ideas. She currently splits her time between CareerHero and coaching startups. She teaches the Pitch class at Draper University along with a StartupDen four week bootcamp to help entrepreneurs launch their ventures. She recently conceived, edited and published her first book "Inspiring Women: Celebrating Harvard Business School Leaders" in partnership with HBSANC. Now she is focussing on inspiring young women through CareerHero. 

Prior to CareerHero, Ms. Jadhav served as Chief Marketing Officer at Conduit, a $2.5B marketing platform for publishers. Before Conduit she co-founded and served as Chief Marketing Officer at JobFlash, an award-winning service for automating hourly recruiting which was acquired by marked leader Taleo. The first startup she co-founded was Done.com, an award-winning wireless messaging service where she lead the product, marketing and sales teams. Reena began her career in product consulting at Oracle Corporation and auditing at PriceWaterhouseCoopers. 

Reena graduated summa cum laude from Wharton Business School with a Bachelors in Science and earned her MBA from Harvard Business School. She is a well known moderator and panelist on topics covering Social Networking Platforms. She was recently awarded honoree San Jose Business Journal's Women Executive of the Year in Marketing. She is a frequent speaker on Social Networking Platforms, Technology and Content including recently at CES, Digital hollywood and always on.