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Always put yourself and your company out there
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According to his VEQ Cliff is a thought leader and is good at marketing and sales management.
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If you are an entrepreneur, why?
I want to change the world.
My favorite startups:
NOOCH, Dropbox, Venmo, Zong
What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?
- You never know. You never know who can help, who wants to help. You never know who has info/advice/money/contacts. Always put yourself and your company out there.
- You're going to fail. A lot. And be frustrated, and have unforeseen problems. Only thing you can do is expect them and roll with them with a smile.
- The vision can change. Know what you are NOT, and be able to sacrifice unnecessary parts of the original vision in order to have a successful product, not a perfect one.
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Joined Vator onCliff founded Nooch while studying at Duke, where he was a peer-recognized campus leader. An athlete, Cliff is a disciplined strategist with experience managing teams and solving complex problems.