Reza Shabani
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Reza Shabani

Co-founder & CEO @ Shopsync. Looking to transform the in-store shopping experience.

Berkeley, California, United States
Member since October 02, 2013
co-founder / big thinker / hacker / data nerd / wanna-be designer Quote_down
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2012 University of California, Berkeley , PhD , Economics

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If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to invent something cool.

My favorite startups:

Uber, Lyft, Square, Pulse, Nestio

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

Most frustrating: sleep deprivation, loneliness, lack of personal life, feelings of helplessness.

Most rewarding: solving complex challenges with very limited resources, learning more than you could possibly learn in any other environment.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

They obsess over minute details that in the end don't matter much, if at all. They don't question the important assumptions they're making regarding the demand for their product, the key players in their space and their go-to-market strategy.

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

1. The people around you will make or break or your startup.
2. Your success should never hinge on the efforts of anyone outside of your core team.
3. Stop and question yourself frequently, asking if what you're doing will help you achieve your most immediate goal.

What's the coolest startup of all time?