Artseason, Buzzreport, Fanbulous, Fandrop
I want to change the world.
Quora, Github, Facebook
Most frustrating: working with larger, slower corporations which in turn slow you down
Most rewarding: working with the best of the best, the people that understand you and work 80 hour week with you to achieve the same vision
Giving up too early, along with not listening / listening too much to others' feedbacks
1. Surround yourself with people smarter than yourself. This requires you to know yourself's strength and weakness
2. Be optimistic but at the same time rational, be humble enough to let others say what they think of your product
3. Stay focused and build things. Don't start getting to the market too early yet not too late.
Programming since 12, computer science undergrad major, Masters and Doctorate at Columbia, started profitable ecommerce business at 18 (yearly revenue 100k) and successfully existed, built a course file sharing site for students in grad school, served as president/VP of four student organizations, ran startups in social news (buzzreport) and social visualization (fanbulous). Passionate about entrepreneurship, technology, lifelong learning, traveling and sports. Role in the company includes architecting the product, bridging the technical and business ends, as well as managing the team.