Today's Entrepreneur: Halvor Gregusson

Kristin Karaoglu · December 14, 2011 · Short URL:

No. 1 mistake: They don´t acknowledge the fact that things take time

Today's Entrepreneur is Halvor Gregusson, founder and the CEO of Yast. According to his VEQ Halvor is good at  product management, team management and fundraising.

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I am a(n):


Companies I've founded or co-founded:,,

Startups I worked for:

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

It´s what gives me energy!

My favorite startups:

Appdirect, Kanbantool,

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

It´s ups and downs every day. What starts out as a good day with only good news, can turn into your worst nightmare or the opposite way around.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

They don´t acknowledge the fact that things take time, and consequently underestimate the money needed to get there.

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

Things take time.
When it gets though, you stay in and you stay focused.
Bring on board people you trust.
Have your paperwork in order, make good agreements within the team before starting.

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

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Yast is a time tracker application delivered as a SaaS app and is used by freelancers and up to medium sized businesses. While several time trackers consider them selves as easy to use, Yast has focused on the user experience and has received attention from several blogs for its user interface and experience. 

The founding team is five engineers studying together at the university and decided to make "something" before graduating. The result was Yast.

The company strategy has been "Born Global". Headquarters are located in a small town of Norway called Sogndal, but the majority of the users are from the US.

Having spent most of the time in the startup phase working on the product, focus is now shifting more towards market communication, moneytizing and partnering.



Halvor Gregusson

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Because our organization mainly consists of developers, my work is all about organizing everything else. What it entails for me is learning every aspects of our business.