|2005 Cambridge , BS , Computer Science|
I want to change the world.
Dropbox, Quora, Facebook, Square, Airbnb, Cardpool, Zynga, Kik
The most frustrating things are that at times things don't go fast enough. As an entrepreneur you always want to have everything done yesterday. This can be particularly frustrating when recruiting the best team or dealing with accountancy :).
The most rewarding thing is building something from scratch and having something you built be used by real people. Knowing that something you made is touching millions of peoples lives is remarkable.
Giving up. Perseverance is an entrepreneurs best trait.
1. How you establish the company culture deserves a lot of thought. It is easy to overlook culture when you are starting but in a startup you will be spending 12 hours a day with the people you work with and you need the right atmosphere to foster innovation.
2. The idea is always evolving and the act of being involved in entrepreneurship brings forward far more ideas than looking on it from the outside. This is why executing is so important.
3. Market is the most important thing. Being in a growing market or knowing how to spot a market changing trend is what leads to building large companies.
Immad Akhund is a San Francisco based, British entrepreneur who is best known as the CEO and co-founder of social gaming company, Heyzap.