Chris Herbert

Chris Herbert

Santa Barbara, California, United States
Member since July 16, 2010
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2009 UCSB , BS , Electrical Engineering

I am a(n):

First-time entrepreneur

Companies I've founded or co-founded:
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If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

WakeMate, Groupon, Facebook, Groupme, FitBit

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

When things don't work and people don't believe...which is all the time.

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

Wrong market entrance strategy

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

1) Every deal has a term sheet
2) You're always wrong in someone's eyes
3) Blind faith and persistence does a lot

Full bio

Electrical Engineer from UCSB.  I love start ups, surfing, kitesurfing, and all things Japan.