Today's Entrepreneur: Nicholas Gammell

Meliza Solan Surdi · February 25, 2011 · Short URL:

No. 1 mistake: So many mistakes...not learning from them would be the biggest

Entrepreneurs often choose the path of innovation, without realizing the kind of lifestyle that comes with it. They will often live unstable lives.

But as they courageously take risks, they'll make several mistakes which become valuable lessons for the rest of us.

They have their ups and downs. But at the end of the day, these creative daredevils are the ones who are changing the world.

Within our community, you will find tens of thousands of these talented innovators.

In 2011, we created new profiles for our Vator members to share their story.

So if you are a first-time, serial, or even an aspiring entrepreneur, we'd like to hear from you.

Today's entrepreneur is Nicholas Gammell, founder and CEO of GAIN Fitness. According to his VEQ (Vator entrepreneur assessment test), he is good at marketing and product management. He is also a thought leader.

I Am: An Entrepreneur

Name companies you've founded or co-founded:

GAIN Fitness

Name companies you've invested in:

GAIN Fitness

Name startups you worked for:


If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to change the world.

List your favorite startups:


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

The potential to have a positive impact.

The challenge of prevailing all the people who tell you you're wrong.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

So many mistakes... not learning from them would be the biggest.

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

1. design matters
2. seek feedback, ignore most of it
3. everything takes longer than you want it to

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GAIN Fitness is the premier mobile app platform for the $80B fitness industry. Their best-in-class iPhone app personalizes workouts and guides users through premium content experiences. They've recently crossed 2M users and 4M workouts across web and iOS. They've also launched 7 partner apps to date and have achieved an average sales price of $7, with a 3% conversion rate, on iOS In-app purchase. Founded by ex-Google and NASA employees and backed by successful entrepreneurs from Google, YouTube, Facebook and Paypal, they've already been approached by some of the top fitness brands in the industry.

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