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Nick Ellis
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Nick Ellis


San Francisco, California, United States
Accredited investor
Member since October 18, 2010
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Credentials Accredited Investor
Education
2004 London School of Economics , MS , New Media
2002 Stanford University , BA , Science, Technology & Society

I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

Companies I've founded or co-founded:
If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to change the world.

My favorite startups:

EveryBlock.com, Scvngr.com

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

The rewarding part is making a difference in the lives of customers and employees. The frustrating part is living up to their expectations every day.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Undercapitalization.

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

1. Fall forward fast
2. Do it with dignity

Full bio

Nick’s experience in recruiting and his passion for social enterprise is the driving force behind Job Rooster. Nick draws upon experience as the founding partner of Bright Green Talent, a green job placement firm. He previously advised California cities on the issuance of over $400 million in municipal bonds as a public finance investment banker. He was a New Leaders Council Fellow and a West Coast Venture Capital Fellow (2010), and is a graduate of the London School of Economics (MSc) and also holds a B.A. from Stanford. As Captain, he led the Stanford men’s water polo team to consecutive NCAA Division I championships.