Randall Stevens
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Randall Stevens


Lexington, Kentucky, United States
Member since November 30, 2010
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1991 University of Kentucky , BA , B.Arch in Architecture

I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I've never thought of being anything else. I love building things from scratch.

My favorite startups:

Mint, Pinterest, Uber

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

I often say being an entrepreneur is being able to handle extreme highs and lows in the same day. You may stay awake all night worried about how you're going to make payroll or whether the company will survive but be back on top of the world after a single customer interaction. Starting a company is the ultimate game with real consequences.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Not getting in front of customers soon enough.

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

1. Don't be overly concerned with the competition. Just concentrate on your offering.
2. Listen more than you talk.
3. Treat people the way you'd like to be treated.

Full bio

Randall Stevens is a serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years of software development, sales and management experience. Randall is currently working on Punndit which he co-founded in 2010 to develop innovative new ways of interacting with video content.  He previously founded ArchVision in 1991 and Mersive Technologies, which he co-founded in 2004. Randall offers a unique combination of expertise in software and graphics technology, coupled with a background and degree in architecture. Prior to founding Punndit, Stevens founded ArchVision, a software development firm specializing in 3D graphics technology for the design industry. In the late nineties, he successfully led the company in the development of software based on the emerging field of Image-Based Rendering (IBR) and launched the software technology Rich Photorealistic Content (RPC) currently being used by customers in more than 100 countries. Through ArchVision, Randall built relationships with the industry's leading design visualization software companies including Autodesk, Bentley Systems, Robert McNeel & Associates, Maxon, Lightworks, Newtek, EON Reality and SGI. Randall led Mersive Technologies from its infancy through two venture finance rounds totaling over $6M and helped established Mersive as a leading provider of software-based multi-projector display alignment.

 

Randall received his B.A. from the University Of Kentucky College Of Architecture and served as an adjunct faculty member at the College of Design at the University of Kentucky for 16 years.  Randall has been instrumental in leading industry advancements through organizations and academic environments alike. He is a frequent lecturer on technology and entrepreneurship.