Founder of Software Startup Pulse (Acquired by Mozilla) Shares Their Top Insights

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Any entrepreneur can tell you, launching a startup is a learning process. Therefore, one of the best things you can do prior to launching a startup of your own is to learn from those who have blazed the trail. Raj Singh, founder of software startup Pulse (Acquired by Mozilla), shared valuable insights during our interview that will inspire and motivate aspiring entrepreneurs.

What advice do you have for aspiring entrepreneurs?

“Just do it. Most folks are stuck at the idea stage and then get stuck in analysis paralysis. My recommendation is to find an area of interest and just start building. Imagine Jell-O in motion — over time, it’ll start to take shape, the same with companies.”

What is the best method you’ve found to avoid burnout as an entrepreneur?

“I think it’s important to reframe burnout into a positive versus a negative. Certainly, there are long days, weeks, months, and so on. Having a break is important, but I do consider it part of a normal course.”

What is your advice for coming up with a unique startup idea?

“Find a category you want to work in, then go to the App Store and browse the apps that do what you like. Find the worst-performing apps in the category and think about how you can make them better.”

What is your advice for overcoming challenges and failure?

“You will be affected; there is no way around it. Over time, you learn to better compartmentalize. It’s important because you will need to be able to move forward and not get hung up on the past.”

What is the biggest lesson you learned and what can aspiring entrepreneurs take from it?

“Focus, focus, focus. Choose what you want to work on and where you want to spend your time. Many get stuck in the glamour part of being an entrepreneur, but it’s not glamorous — it’s hard work and more. You can easily spend all day at CEO dinners and just meeting people but not making any progress on your company.”

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

“You only get rich once, which is code to focus.”

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