Brad Seraphin

Brad Seraphin

I've spent the past 10 years building VC backed software start-ups.

Twitter: @bradseraphin
West Hollywood, California, United States
Member since July 09, 2014
When I'm not surfing the internet, I'm surfing in the ocean. Quote_down
  • About
Investor interests
Type of investor Angel Accelerator Incubator Seed Fund
Typical investment size Under $25,000 $25,000 - $50,000 $50,000 - $100k $100k - $250k
Typical investments in a year 12
Categories of interest
Credentials None

I am a(n):


Companies I work or worked for:
Veoh,, Altly,,,,,,
Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

Veoh raised close to $80 million in VC funding and reached the top 25 on Alexa with over 22 million unique monthly visitors.

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

Serendipitously fell into it...

My favorite startups:

Veoh, AnyBeat, Bitium, Secret

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

The most frustrating part of my job is failure.
The most rewarding part of my job is getting paid.

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

Failure to conduct adequate market research and developing a product based on untested assumptions.

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

1) Fake it till you make it.
2) Ask forgiveness, not permission.
3) Find your fairy-fucking-godmother.

Full bio

A trained Wordsmith. Forged in an era of Online Marketing and Social Media. Experienced in the art of Start-Up. Delicate in the ways of Customer Service and PR. Helpful in Product Management and Project Management. Ambitious in Business Development and Operations.