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Indiegogo创始人Ringelmann分享创业经验

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Indiegogo创始人Ringelmann分享创业经验

Danae Ringelmann是众筹网站Indiegogo的联合创始人、首席发展官,她认为我们所在的世界习惯对人说“不。”而成功的关键恰恰就在于化障碍为挑战。

Ringelmann的父母都是企业家,他们曾经努力奋斗了30年。Ringelmann说,正是这样的家庭背景让她很早就开始思考金钱与投资如何运作。

Ringelmann的好奇心促使她进入华尔街,在那里了她遇见了许多想法很棒但缺少投资的人。

为了帮助解决这个问题,Ringelmann与联合创始人Eric Schell和Slava Rubin于2008年创立了Indiegogo。Indiegogo是一个众筹平台,创业者可以在这里筹集资金发展事业。

具有讽刺意味的是,他们在筹集到第一笔投资前辈风险投资者拒绝了90次。

Ringelmann说:“我们把每一次拒绝看做Indiegogo需要存在的一个原因,这种创业模式正是我们要打破的。”

尽管最初被拒绝多次,Indiegogo后来还是成功从各大风险投资公司如Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers融到了数百万的资金,并给世界各地的创业者带来了近十亿美金的投资。

Ringelmann给面临挑战的创业者们提出了三个小建议:

(1)无论你准备做什么,问问自己为什么要做

(2)对创业的阻力做好心理预期

(3)不要等到完美了再行动

Ringelmann说,你必须不断问自己为什么,以此培养自己对这项事业近乎疯狂的信念。如果这个“为什么”足够强有力,那么你的信念也会强有力,帮助你度过创业路上的难关。

本着这种精神,许多创业者试着等待完美的时机,或是等待自己产品的完美版本出现,然后才有所行动,但Ringelmann认为不断尝试商业实干才是最好的做法。

尽管这个世界喜欢对人说“不,”她说:“但作为一名创业者,你的工作就是坚持说‘可以。’”

“不要期待有人会拍拍后背鼓励你,只有当你的事业成功了以后,才会有人拍拍后背赞赏你。”

According to Danae Ringelmann, the co-founder and chief development officer of crowdfunding site Indiegogo, we live in a world that loves to say "no."

"The key to thriving and to making it all happen is to turn those obstacles ... into challenges," she told CNBC in a recent interview.

Ringelmann grew up as the daughter of two entrepreneurs who struggled to grow their business and bootstrapped for 30 years. This experience made her question how money and investments work, she said.

Her curiosity led her to Wall Street, where she met many people who had great ideas but limited access to capital.

To help solve this issue, in 2008 Ringelmann and her co-founders Eric Schell and Slava Rubin launched Indiegogo, a crowdfunding platform where entrepreneurs can raise money to grow their businesses.

Ironically, they were rejected 90 times by venture capitalists before raising their first dollar.

"With every rejection, we saw that as another reason why Indiegogo needed to exist," Ringelmann said. "This is exactly the model we were trying to disrupt."

Despite the initial rejections, Indiegogo has since secured millions in funding from prominent VC firms such as Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and it's distributed close to $1 billion to entrepreneurs across the world.

Ringelmann has three tips for fellow entrepreneurs to stay focused in the face of challenges:

(1)Whatever you're planning to do, ask yourself why

(2)Expect resistance

(3)Don't wait for perfect

Ringelmann said you have to continue asking yourself why to develop an almost irrational belief in what you're doing. If it's a strong why, she said, that belief can get you through obstacles in your path.

In that vein, many entrepreneurs try to have the perfect timing or the perfect version of their product, but Ringelmann thinks iterating your way into the business is your best bet.

Even though the world likes to say "no," she said, "it's your job as an entrepreneur to keep saying 'yes.'"

"And don't expect any pats on the back," she added. "The pat on the back will be when it works."

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    Tlind-org在 2017/09/10 05:23回复

    展开运动很难。我们的公司TLIND也很年轻。但是马到成功!

  • 刘奎在 2016/07/10 18:48回复

    每一个创始人都是一个值得敬佩的战士!

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