Ezra Roizen
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Ezra Roizen

Website: roizen.com/ezra
Oakland, California, United States
Accredited investor
Member since June 07, 2007
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Credentials Accredited Investor
2001 Columbia Business School , MBA
2001 UC Berkeley, Haas Business School , MBA
2001 UC Davis , BA

I am a(n):

Former entrepreneur who now advises other entrepreneurs.

Companies I've founded or co-founded:
If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I'm out of a job...

My favorite startups:

Vator, Pandora, Box.net

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

The money and the work (my answer to both).

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Everything takes longer than you think. A lot longer.

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

Solve a real problem that lots of people need solved. Don't raise more money than you really need. It's all about the talent you attract.

Full bio

Advisor and commenter on emerging ventures, focused on digital media, e-commerce and mobile companies.

My transactional activities are performed as a partner with Ackrell Capital a boutique investment bank.

In addition to financial advisory, I have a research and consulting firm called STRATEGYfx. STRATEGYfx is the venue for my commentary and analysis on emerging businesses.

The primary syndication/publishing partners for this commentary are Vator.tv where I co-host a show and am a contributing editor and AlwaysOn where I'm also a contributing editor, selection committee member for their top 100 lists and a conference emcee.

I'm married to Bambi Francisco. We have four boys.