In­ter­net en­trepreneurs: Lessons from the front line

Finweek English Edition - - ENTREPRENEUR - BY JESSICA HUB­BARD

We of­ten read about how one bright idea for an in­ter­net-based ven­ture quickly t urns into a bil­lion-dol­lar business (à la Face­book), or is snapped up by hun­gry in­vestors look­ing to pos­sess the next ‘ big thing’. As we con­sume this news diet of dig­i­tal and in­ter­net en­trepreneurs strik­ing gold – with in­ge­nious apps, so­cial me­dia net­works, in­stant mes­sag­ing plat­forms, e-com­merce, etc. – we can be for­given for think­ing that there must a de­gree of ease to all this.

We speak to some suc­cess­ful dig­i­tal en­trepreneurs about the lessons they’ve learnt along the way:

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