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Today's Entrepreneur

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Today's Entrepreneur: Paul Martino

No. 1 mistake: Not investigating those who have failed at similar ideas before them.

Innovation series by Kristin Karaoglu
May 20, 2011
Short URL: http://vator.tv/n/1aa3

Vator’s community is the home to entrepreneurs who embrace their passion and follow their dreams.

Our newly-designed profiles allow members to express themselves by sharing their interests, lessons learned, as well as bits and pieces of their roller-coaster journey.

These profiles give entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase themselves and tell their story.

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

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.

Bullpen is co-producing the Venture Shift conference with Vator. The evening event is July 20, in San Francisco. Click here to register at the Summer Sale prices.

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:
SkyPilot, InterTrust

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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