Mariel van Tatenhove

Mariel van Tatenhove

Santa Clara, California, United States
Member since July 25, 2011
" A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." - Winston Churchill Quote_down
  • About

I am a(n):

Entrepreneur with a curious mind, an insatiable need for data and unstoppable drive

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

I am always looking for new products and solutions that can make a difference in peoples lifes

My favorite startups:

Facebook, Froomz, Prosodic

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

Rewarding: to find and help develop new ideas, that can change the way we do things today and see them turn into real products

Frustrating: Being an innovator you are at the front end of the adoption curve. Understanding the value of a new concept and make the rest of the world aware of the value and achieve acceptance by a broader audience can be challenging and sometimes frustrating

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

1. Believe in your instinct
2. Be passionate and patient
3. Follow your dream but build a plan on how to make it happen

What is your motto in life?

Don't pursue happiness, create it