Today's Entrepreneur: Deborah Jackson

Kristin Karaoglu · November 9, 2012 · Short URL:

No. 1 mistake: Raise too much money, grow too fast, no value proposition

Today's Entrepreneur is Deborah Jackson, founder and CEO of PlumAlley and and a founder of the Women Innovate Mobile Accelerator.

Deborah Jackson will join us as a speaker in Vator Splash NY event on Dec 5th. See the roster of speakers here and regisgter here.

Deborah is also an angel investor, typically investing between $25,000 and $50,000 in two companies a year. Some of the investments she has made include Appguppy, Loudly, SQL Vision, Hat Size Cloud, Golden Seeds Fund 2, Medasorb Technologies, Gaiam, and Merrimack Pharmaceuticals.

Vator’s community is the home to entrepreneurs who embrace their passion and follow their dreams. Our profiles allow members to express themselves by sharing their interests, lessons learned, as well as bits and pieces of their roller-coaster journey.

These profiles give entrepreneurs an opportunity to showcase themselves and tell their story. So if you are an entrepreneur, a serial entrepreneur, or even an aspiring entrepreneur, we'd like to hear from you.

I am a(n):
Entrepreneur and Investor

Companies I've founded or co-founded:, Women Innovate Mobile Accelerator

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

My favorite startups:
Pickie and my own company--

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?
Create something out of nothing, finding star team

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?
Raise too much money, grow too fast, no value proposition

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?
Hire the best, do trial periods

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Kristin Karaoglu

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

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Women Innovate Mobile (WIM) is the first startup accelerator and mentorship driven program designed for female-founded companies in mobile technology.  WIM's goal is to provide  women entrepreneurs  with the guidance, feedback and connections needed to make their startups best in class companies and formidable business concerns.


Deborah Jackson

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Founder and CEO-, Founder- Women Innovate Mobile Accelerator (WIM), Angel Investor, Investor in Golden Seeds Fund 2, prior Investment Banker 20+ years including health care internet