Alon Shwartz

Alon Shwartz

Alon is a technology entrepreneur who was the co-founder/CTO of Docstoc, and led the company to a successful acquisition by Intuit. Prior to Docstoc, Alon was a product lead at MySpace. Prior, Alon was the co-founder/CTO of a B2B startup: Synthean

Twitter: alonsh
Los Angeles, California, United States
Accredited investor
Member since August 08, 2016
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Investor interests
Type of investor Angel
Typical investment size Under $25,000
Typical investments in a year 1
Categories of interest
Locations of interest
Credentials Accredited Investor

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If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I like solving big problems that can also turn into big businesses

My favorite startups:

Dropbox, Invision, Slack, Dropcam, Stripe, Pokemon Go

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

Things cannot move as fast as I want. But, once in a while, you actually manage to do it and solve a real problem a lot of people have. THAT makes it all worth while.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

Underestimate how long it takes and how much it will cost

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

1. Everything takes x5 longer and x4 more money
2. Every day ONLY focus on the three things that will make the biggest impact on the business
3. No matter how difficult things get, the no-sayers, the daily challenges, move forward and get it done!