Erik Chan – Founder of Angelbacker

Erik Chan - Founder of Angelbacker

Stay persistent, optimistic, and don’t make the same mistakes again. Every entrepreneur needs to stay persistent and optimistic to stay being an entrepreneur. Want-to-be-entrepreneurs make excuses for themselves. A serial entrepreneur and technologist, Erik Chan previously co-founded social and online game companies 28wins and Bottomless Pit Games, and payments company MicroPay Technology. Prior to Erik’s […]

Benjy Feinberg – Co-founder and CEO of Behalf

Benjy Feinberg - Co-founder and CEO of Behalf

I like to think about technology as fueling today’s move toward disintermediation — removing the middleman from the supply chain process. As new technologies develop, the masses can access more information directly. Ultimately, this trend makes life cheaper and more convenient for individuals and for businesses. Benjy Feinberg, co-founder and CEO of Behalf, grew up […]

Reza Jahangiri – Founder and CEO of American Advisors Group

To ensure I’m productive, I am a bit obsessive about writing down major priorities for the next day. Reza Jahangiri is the founder and CEO of American Advisors Group (AAG), serving as CEO since July 2005. AAG is a leader in reverse mortgage lending, with a singular mission of providing reverse mortgage loans to benefit […]

Mack Dudayev – Founder of InsureChance

[quote style=”boxed”]Read a lot and then read some more. I try to read everything about my industry, marketing, technology, business and when I have time I love reading business biographies.[/quote] Mack Dudayev is the founder of InsureChance, an online life insurance marketplace located in Boca Raton, Florida. It is one of a kind online life […]

Ivan Matkovic – CEO and Founder of Spendgo

[quote style=”boxed”]I would build my personal network earlier. A startup is not a DIY project.[/quote] Ivan founded Spendgo in 2010 following the advice from his college professor and now current Spendgo board member, John Durham. During the last four years, Ivan has taken Spendgo from a tiny warehouse with three developers to a national company. […]

Liran Hirschkorn – Founder of BestLifeQuote.com

[quote style=”boxed”] Taking action in business is key. You can’t just have a list of great ideas and never have the guts to implement them.[/quote] Liran Hirschkorn is an independent life insurance agent and founder of BestLifeQuote.com, a national life insurance agency. His mission is to help individuals across the U.S find the best rates […]

Tianxiang Zhuo – Managing Partner at Karlin Ventures

[quote style=”boxed”]Be nice to people. You’ll be surprised how often entrepreneurs pick investors or investors pick other co-investors based on how much they like working with them. This simple strategy alone has done wonders for our deal flow over the past two years.[/quote] Tianxiang (TX) Zhuo was born into a family of entrepreneurs in Singapore […]