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Adam Sumner

Adam Sumner

Technology enthusiast, software developer, cook, world traveler, musician, and Angeleno transplant.

Los Angeles, California, United States
Member since June 05, 2015
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Education
2010 University of California, Davis , BS , Computer Science
2010 University of California, Davis , BS , Biotechnology

I am a(n):

Developer

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Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

Built comparison platform for sending money abroad (RemitRight)
Built scalable ad serving platform (StackSocial)
Worked on most of the CrunchBase V2 system launch in April 2014 (AOL)

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to invent something cool.

My favorite startups:

RemitRight, Uber, Grubhub

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

Frustrating: Not knowing if you can afford to eat next month
Rewarding: The moment you realize people are using what you've built.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Believing that competitors are irrational in their product decisions, they likely have information you don't, try to figure out why they made their choices and see if you can make a better one.

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

1. Persistence pays.
2. Plan as much as you can.
3. Listen to your users and react to feedback.