Jeffrey Smith
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Jeffrey Smith

Palo Alto, California, United States
Member since November 12, 2008
"And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected." John Steinbeck Quote_down
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2012 Stanford University DMA in Computer Music

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If you are an entrepreneur, why?

Couldn't get a real job.

My favorite startups:

Tapjoy (I know), FAAD, Enterproid, Boccalone.

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

No insulation from the bumps and there are always bumps.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

They don't focus. They try to do too much.

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

Don't trust whitey.
If you catch it, see a Dr. and get rid of it.
Never take any prisoners.

Full bio

Jeff is the CEO and co-founder of Smule.

Smule, developer of I Am T-Pain, Ocarina, Glee, and Magic Fiddle for the iPhone/iPad, is building the new sonic network one application at a time.  Smule has over 9M customers.

In addition to Smule, Jeff is currently pursuing a PhD in Computer Music at Stanford University. He previously received a BS in Computer Science at Stanford University. In between Stanford and Stanford, Jeff co-founded and ran an email security software company which he took public on the Nasdaq and grew to $50M in sales before stepping down as CEO in '05. Jeff co-founded Simplify Media in '06, which Google acquired in March of '10.  Jeff is the co-author of sixteen patents in the field of email security.