Today's Entrepreneur: Jonathan Wu

Kristin Karaoglu · February 15, 2012 · Short URL: https://vator.tv/n/2462

No. 1 mistake: Not working on something they love

Today's Entrepreneur is Jonathan Wu, CEO of RAVN, According to his VEQ Jonathan is good at fund raising, sales management and product management.

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I am a(n):
Entrepreneur

If you are an entrepreneur, why?
I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:
Fab, Pinterest, Flipboard, PandoDaily, Pandora

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?
Being an entrepreneur in SV, you have the chance to meet amazing people who have really changed the world and helped people live.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?
Not working on something they love.

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

  1. Don''t just make something people want, make something a lot of people want a lot.
  2. Valuation is not important, investors that you trust is the most important
  3. No matter how smart you are, you need help

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Kristin Karaoglu

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

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RAVN

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RAVN helps people find unique experiences by offering a personalized activity recommendation engine.  RAVN’s mobile app and web platform provides an easy way for users to browse, search and book local activities in over 50 cities across the globe. 

RAVN goes beyond traditional event aggregation and focuses on unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences from a local’s point of view. With RAVN, people can plan their next local adventure and pay to attend directly online.

RAVN also makes social planning easier by helping people know what events interest their friends, providing people with someone to help plan their next activity. 

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Jonathan Wu

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Jonathan is one of the founders of RAVN, a discovery and booking engine for things to do.