Ilya Lichtenstein

Ilya Lichtenstein

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San Francisco, California, United States
Member since December 16, 2011
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If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to invent something cool.

My favorite startups:

Shout out to all of my fellow Y Combinator startups- too many to list here.

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

It's a constant roller coaster of ups and downs. One day you're king of the world and the next day you're inches from death.
But it's always such a rush and an adventure.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Waiting too long to launch. You never really know what you should be building until you're interacting with users, getting feedback, and learning from them.

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

1. Never stop hustling. Don't get complacent or lazy.
2. Focus and determination matter more than quick flashes of insight.
3. Don't be afraid to change and adapt to the market. Stay flexible.