Ramana Rao

Ramana Rao

CEO & Founder of Owntown. Founder of iCurrent (acquired by Washington Post) & Inxight (acquired by Business Objects). Xerox PARC researcher. MIT graduate.

Website: www.ramanarao.com
San Francisco, California, United States
Member since April 17, 2010
  • About
MIT Computer Science

I am a(n):


Companies I've founded or co-founded:
OwnTown, Inc., iCurrent, Inc., Inxight
If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I want to build products that people use

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

how critical your time is to succeeding - the only resource that matters

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

Don't know about that - but the #1 mistake I made in my last cycle was not working hard enough to find the version of my idea that could take off NOW!

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

1) careful on initial conditions of founding & funding & structure - you never recover from original sin.
2) set the slope before you get too much x
3) product greatness isn't enough to achieve the slope you need to get money