Why Give a Damn:
Watch Pascal Finette, Portfolio Manager at Google Giving (whose job it is to invest in organizations which change the world) divulge his secrets of mustering the courage to take risks that might result in failure, how to keep the main thing the main thing and why your numbers are bullshit.
If you’re not a risk taker, you shouldn’t be an entrepreneur.
Bio: Pascal Finette loves technology and holds the belief that the Internet is deeply impacting mankind. As the Portfolio Manager at Google Giving, Google’s strategic philanthropy initiative, annually investing in best-in-breed organizations that use technology to change the world, he loves to work at the intersection of technology, entrepreneurship & global impact. Formerly the Creator and Director of Mozilla’s Open Innovation Group, he and his team worked toward inventing the future of the Web. Prior to Mozilla, Pascal led eBay’s Platform Solutions Group, consulted many entrepreneurs on their strategy & operations, and invested into startups, among other things. He frequently speaks about Open Innovation on the Web and mentors entrepreneurs at TechStars, Seedcamp, The Unreasonable Institute, and many other places.
The most important thing as a startup is focus. Making the main thing the main thing and cutting out everything else.