Galen Buckwalter

Galen Buckwalter


California, United States
Accredited investor
Member since April 12, 2011
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I am a(n):

Investor

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

Finding stuff that is new, and matters.

My favorite startups:

HipGeo, BeachMint,

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

I do entrepreneurial stuff for the same reason I do science--the hunt. You answer one question just to better understand the next.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

They get too narrow-sighted in the midst of the passion of it all.

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

Timing, endurance, humor

Full bio

I'm a Research Scientist at the Institute for Creative Technologies at the Univ of So Cal.  I have been quite active as an academic and an entrepreneur.  I've published widely on the effects of hormones on the brain, advanced statistical methodologies and most recently on resilience and the stress response system.  In the private sectori have two patents and have focused on the use of personality for online application.  I was a co-founder of eHarmony.com and currently moonlight as an investor and a scentific advisor for several startups.