June 25, 2016
Don’t let the sunglasses fool you, Daniel is a natural born hustler. At the age of 18, he has started four different businesses. It all started at the age of 9. While he was looking at his neighbors shoveling snow, raking leaves, and mowing lawns, Daniel saw an opportunity. The neighborhood kids weren’t successful, so Daniel created a system without creating a single ounce of tech, instead, he used existing technologies to connect workers to work.
Daniel gave out his home phone number out to the entire neighborhood, then when someone wanted work, he would post the potential customer in an AOL instant messenger chat room. Individuals would reply, go to the house, and completed the work. After the job was complete, Daniel would then collect the money and give commission to the kids who completed the work.
During high school, he had a hardware startup that he worked 18 months on. The startup failed but the product made wired head phones wireless. His third startup has allowed him to connect Instagram influencers with brands. His most recent business VentureHunt, stemmed from the idea during his time at Prototype Capital, which is a student tuned VC firm that caters to university level startups.
Venture Hunt aims to help build a great startup by providing money, creativity and help from other great entrepreneurs. Learn more from Daniel’s newest business.
You have to put the work in. A few press pieces won’t work. You have to growth hack.
Even if your startup is going great, don’t think you’re the best. Someone is better than you, get great team members.
99% you’re going to fail, just keep going. Get back on the horse!