Today's Entrepreneur: Oliver Roup

Kristin Karaoglu · November 23, 2011 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/21e7

No. 1 mistake: Sole founder is a mistake

Today's Entrepreneur is Oliver Roup, founder and CEO of VigLink.

According to his VEQ Oliver is a thought leader and is good at product management and technology design.

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I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

Companies I've founded or co-founded:

VigLink

Startups I worked for:

Echo Networks, Edusoft

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Rapportive, Flipboard, CloudFlare

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

The highs are high and the lows are low.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Sole founder is a mistake, I wouldn't do it again.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?
  1. It's _all_ about the team.
  2. Secrecy is a mistake 99% of the time. 
  3. When you're not getting anything done, go for a run. (bonus)
Don't put your cellphone number on filings with the SEC
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