Today's Entrepreneur: David Graham

Kristin Karaoglu · October 21, 2011 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/201b

No. 1 mistake: Raising too much money too fast

Today's Entrepreneur is David Graham who is a partner at Greenstart

Greenstart is a cleantech accelerator program that provides seed funding, mentoring, and connections with fellow entrepreneurs and investors.

Greenstart is curently running a competition on Vator, see details here: Greenstart $100k Business Plan Competition

According to his VEQ, David is good at sales management, team motivation and networking.

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I am a(n):

Entrepreneur, Investor, and Fan of the Outdoors

Companies I've founded or co-founded:

OpenAuto.com, ArizonaBay, LLC, ArizonaBay Technology Ventures, ProPlayerConnect.com, CloudSponge.com, TrustMe.com, SpineDigital.com

Companies I've invested in:

Quirky.com, Brightsquid.com, FeeFighters.com, Phonetag.com, Grid.com ProPlayerConnect.com, CloudSponge.com, TrustMe.com, SpineDigital.com, PatientSafetyTechnologies

Startups I worked for:

Autoweb.com, OpenAuto.com, ArizonaBay, LLC, ArizonaBay Technology Ventures, ProPlayerConnect.com, CloudSponge.com, TrustMe.com, SpineDigital.com

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I am batshit crazy.

My favorite startups:

Quirky.com and CloudSponge.com

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

Facing the unknown

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

They raise too much money too fast and then spend too much time and money figuring out that they were wrong/or right.

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

Always be willing to learn something new. Relationships are everything. Park your ego.

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Woman of many skills: Database System Engineer; SplashX event producer; Author of Startup Teams

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