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Adi Goradia

Adi Goradia

Google Search Quality - Working with internet data at scale, Savings.com Product Manager - launching consumer web products

Los Angeles, California, United States
Member since May 10, 2013
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Education
2007 UCSD , BA , ICAM

I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I like solving problems with an amazing team

My favorite startups:

Airbnb, Crowdtilt, General Assembly,

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

I don't know if frustrating is the right word, but it does present a ton of challenges. Not only to work life but definitely to the personal life and the people around you. However, that is probably the most rewarding thing about it as well. Something that was just an idea becoming something more so you can create an opportunity for people is the biggest reward.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

They claim to run out of runway. There is always another day and likely if you are focused and adaptive you can create a business if you don't stop!

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

1. Communicate with the utmost transparency - with your team and people you meet - their opinion will often clarify things in your head.

2. Keep the people close to you very close, dealing with the stress of entrepreneurship is not healthy to internalize. There are always problems and making sure you've created a great and supportive community to help you through those is essential.

3. If you aren't having fun then there is something wrong.

Full bio

College UCSD - Computer arts Media Productions, Heavy focus on front end development and web development. It was a half arts half comp-sci degree and set me up for a deep connection with the progress of internet. 

Google, Search Quality - I saw thousands of websites daily, had to critically analyze and build tools to discover trends. This not only showed me how people make money online, but it also showed me how the internet can foster great communities. 

Savings.com Product Manager - Worked with an amazing team to launch products to help people. Consumer web is a great way to constantly connect with niche audience and figure out how to provide constant value. With the team we solved some big problems and were able to exit the company.