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Alon Matas

I build, fix and break things online.

Website: http://www.linkedin.com/in/alonmatas
Sunnyvale, California, United States
Member since August 13, 2013
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I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Companies I work or worked for:
If you are an entrepreneur, why?

It's the best job in the world. Period.

My favorite startups:

ZocDoc, Fiverr

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

Rewarding: it's probably the most effective way to touch and impact tens of millions of people with very little resources.
Frustrating: uncertainty.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Falling in love with an idea and being blind to the data.

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

1. It's all about the people
2. Work hard but work smart
3. It's REALLY all about the people

Full bio

Over the past 12 years I've taken several online ventures through their entire life cycles: conceptualizing, planning, fundraising, team building, product design, development, launch, iteration, commercialization, optimization, growth, and eventually M&A.

My passion is building, deploying, and scaling online products and services that solve real problems for real people. I focus on the consumer space and the SMB space because they present the greatest opportunities for disruption and innovation. My experience in the digital marketing world allows me to see any idea through the eyes of distribution, traction and engagement. 

I love analytics, simple solutions, rapid execution and working with people that care.