Today's Entrepreneur: Sizhao Yang

Kristin Karaoglu · May 6, 2011 · Short URL:

No. 1 mistake: Product/market fit

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Today’s entrepreneur is Sizhao Yang,  COO/co-founder of BetterWorks, Inc.

According to his VEQ, Sizhao is good at  technology design, product management and fund raising.

You are an: Entrepreneur

Name companies you've founded or co-founded:
MyMiniLife (Zynga), BetterWorks

Name companies you've invested in:
HipMunk, GroupMe, Facebook, E La Carte, Context Logic, GoLocal, Coveroo, Identified, Openbucks, Kima Labs, Speak with Me, EcoMom, Lux Delux

Name startups you worked for:
Zynga, MyMiniLife, BetterWorks

If you are an entrepreneur, why?
I want to invent something cool.

List your favorite startups:
AirBnB, Square, Dropbox, Quora

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

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?
Product/market fit

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

  1. Market first
  2. Keep burn low
  3. Understand design
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