Dillon McDonald

Dillon McDonald

San Luis Obispo, California, United States
Accredited investor
Member since May 23, 2011
Passionate entrepreneur who enjoys building something great and working with like-minded folks Quote_down
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Investments made Smart Grid Billing, Inc., Quirky.com, PV Power, Sylvatex Inc, Root3 Technologies, RidePal, Scoot Networks, FeeFighters, Quirky.com, PV Power, WA. TT, EcoFactor, SmarterShade, Genability, kWhOURS, Hylo, yerdle, The Spring, hollerback, Carwoo, Simple Energy, Kiwi Solar, CarWoo!

I am a(n):

Passionate entrepreneur, average cyclist, still novice surfer. Partner @ Greenstart. Advisor @ Trooval.com

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

I love eating Ramen.

My favorite startups:

Greenstart, Quirky

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

Feeling utterly alone in your conviction, and yet knowing you are on to something special

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

Thinking they know the answer and not seeking feedback and help aggressively

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

Talk to your customers early and often. Build a strong network of advisors and mentors. Surround yourself with smarter people than you who will tell you when you are wrong. And listen to all of them.