Michael Carvin
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Michael Carvin

Co-founder and CEO of SmartAsset. Strong business, corporate finance background. Previous 6 years working in Private Equity. Princeton University '04.

Website: http://smartasset.com
New York, New York, United States
Member since July 23, 2012
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I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

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

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

Mint.com

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

Everything is personal.

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

Giving up.

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

1. Persistence pays
2. Talk to your users / customers
3. Don't get distracted

Full bio

Michael’s expertise is in financial decision-making. In the pre-SmartAsset days, Michael worked in Private Equity. He spent most of his time using financial models to help companies understand how to make and measure better decisions. SmartAsset was built on the principle that the same models could help people improve their decision-making. Michael is a graduate of Princeton University.