No. 1 mistake: To not concentrate on what you can do better than anyone else
Today's Entrepreneur is Noah Doyle, Managing Director of Javelin Venture Partners. Noah has founded, launched and grown dozens of high technology products and companies in 20 years of entrepreneurship and management of innovation. Read more on his Vator profile: Noah Doyle
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I am a(n):
Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Javelin Venture Partners, MyPoints.com, i-Mint India
Companies I've invested in:
Altruik, Emdigo, PowerCloud Systems, Netpulse, Nexenta, Nuvon, Oddmobb, Omnitrol, oneforty, Queplix, Ritter Pharma, Scout Labs (Lithium), SmartZip, Sociable Labs, Yap.tv, Keyhole, Cantametrix
Startups I worked for:
Keyhole, Pure Software, Amae Software
If you are an entrepreneur, why?
Enjoy the challenges of building teams and products and solving hard problems for users/customers
My favorite startups:
Altruik, Emdigo, PowerCloud Systems, Netpulse, Nexenta, Nuvon, Oddmobb, Omnitrol, oneforty, Queplix, Ritter Pharma, Scout Labs (Lithium), SmartZip, Sociable Labs, Yap.tv
What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?
Any given day can be full of challenges but the thrill of doing what no one has done before can't be compared.
What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?
To not concentrate on what you can do better than anyone else.
What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?
1. When it comes to cash, plan for the worst, hope for the best
2. Remain true to your vision, stick to the principles of your original plan
3. When hiring, place high value on passion and aim high, never settle
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