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Laurence Briggs

Laurence Briggs

Cofounded over a dozen companies. In 2013 co founded Prevaleaf www.prevaleaf.com - Sept. 2015 also working on two start ups in the augmented reality space in Los Altos, CA. Have often been CEO and CFO. Love to team up with SMEs to create companies

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurencebriggs
Dallas, Texas, United States
Accredited investor
Member since November 06, 2009
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Credentials Accredited Investor
Education
1983 London Business School , MBA , Sloan Fellowship
1976 London University Chartered Certified Accountant

I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

Companies I work or worked for:
Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

Creating companies that employed a lot of people even in France!
Created quite a few original brands.
Seeing opportunity where others only saw disaster.

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

Built that way

My favorite startups:

Airbnb,

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

Most rewarding: being able to look back and know that those companies existed because of my creative mind and entrepreneurship.
Most Frustrating: being short of money whilst getting new companies off the ground, negativity from non entrepreneurs, being sucked dry by Sue Grabbit and Run attorneys.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Not constantly verifying competitors.
Expecting enthusiasm from others.

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

Do not put all your eggs in one basket.
Once you have an exit stash some away where you cant touch/risk it for the next deal.
Be thick skinned.