No. 1 mistake: Not investigating those who have failed at similar ideas before them.
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Today's Entrepreneur is Paul Martino, Managing Partner at Bullpen Capital.
According to his VEQ, Paul is a is good at networking, fund raising and technology design.
I am: An Investor
Name companies you've founded or co-founded:
Ahpah Software, Tribe Network, Aggregate Knowledge, Bullpen Capital
Name companies you've invested in:
Zynga, TubeMogul, Fwix, PayNearMe, uDemy, FlashSoft, Trumpet, Zvents
Name startups you worked for:
If you are an entrepreneur, why?
Because I like to start disruptive businesses
List your favorite startups:
Zynga, Aggregate Knowledge, RPX
What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?
The rest of the world moving as fast as I would like it to!
What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?
Not investigating those who have failed at similar ideas before them.
What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?
(1) Research those that went before you
(2) Reach out to people that help you and don't be scared with how important you think they might be
(3) Find a good mentor to show you the way
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