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Freeman Murray

Freeman Murray lives in India where he helps young technology entrepreneurs at a creative hackerspace he setup called Jaaga.in.

Website: http://jaaga.in
Bangalore, India
Accredited investor
Member since September 13, 2011
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It is still early in the Internet / Mobile revolution. Quote_down
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Type of investor Angel
Typical investment size Under $25,000
Typical investments in a year 2
Investments partners Blume Ventures
Credentials Accredited Investor

I am a(n):

Entrepreneur, Investor, Hacker, World Traveller

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Backblaze.com, Kiva

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

Dropping new ideas to focus on the idea you started up with.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Building too much before getting user feedback.

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

Build something you believe in.
Be very lean.
Focus.

Full bio

Freeman Murray is a creative entrepreneur and angel investor primarily working with first time entrepreneurs in India starting companies in the web technology and mobile applications space. He runs a hackerspace in central Bangalore called Jaaga.in where people gather to learn tech skills, work on startups & show off what they've done. Previously he ran the iAccelerator.org incubation program at IIMA where he invested in RecruiterBox.com, Beevolve.com, Hashcube.com and Innoz.com. Freeman is also an investor in BackBlaze.com based in Silicon Valley where freeman lived before moving to India. There he was an engineer in the Java group at Sun Microsystems and founded Kendara.com which was aquired by Excite@Home in 2000.