Insights: What Makes A Good Startup CEO

Story by Ivan Nikkhoo


For today's Insights and Opinions section, where we feature contributions from the movers and shakers in Southern California's technology industry, we have an article from Ivan Nikkhoo, an experienced entrepreneur, investment banker, and venture investor, who talks about he traits of a good startup CEO:

Building a company is hard. Very hard. Even the most experienced operators, investors, and entrepreneurs fail most of the time. Experienced Angels see exits only 20% of the time.

The fact is that MOST startups fail. But real entrepreneurs are not afraid of failure. It is just another step towards the ultimate goal. It is experience. And they understand what good startup CEOs are all about. They:

  1. Do what they are passionate about
  2. Make sure intentions match emotions
  3. Test concept before they raise money

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