Demian Entrekin

Demian Entrekin

Oakland, California, United States
Member since September 05, 2007
"First we have to understand the problem" -- G. Polya, "How to Solve it." Quote_down
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Investor interests

Demian is an investor but hasn't provided additional information.

1988 UCLA , BA
1998 SFSU , MA

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Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Innotas, Convoy Corp, SplitStep Solutions
Companies I work or worked for:
Convoy Corp, Innotas, SplitStep Solutions
If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I like a big salary and minimal risk. Yeah, right.

My favorite startups:

Whichever ones i'm working on!

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

Most frustrating? Cash flow; cash flow; cash flow

Most rewarding? Finding customers with courage

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

As Harry Callahan says two times in Dirty Harry, "A man's got to know his limitations."

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

1. Don't love your solution, love the process of solving the problem
2. Make sure you can sell what you are doing before you raise money
3. Investors care about revenue, founders care about cash flow: don't confuse the two

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